PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver (i8042prt) Service Defaults in Windows 10

i8042 Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver
Service name:i8042prt
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Keyboard Port
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\i8042prt.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt

Default Behavior

PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the i8042prt service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config i8042prt start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The i8042prt service is using the i8042prt.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.