Common Driver for Buttons, DockMode and Laptop/Slate Indicator (msgpiowin32) Service Defaults in Windows 10

GPIO Button Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Common Driver for Buttons, DockMode and Laptop/Slate Indicator
Service name:msgpiowin32
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\msgpiowin32.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msgpiowin32

Default Behavior

Common Driver for Buttons, DockMode and Laptop/Slate Indicator is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Common Driver for Buttons, DockMode and Laptop/Slate Indicator fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the msgpiowin32 service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Common Driver for Buttons, DockMode and Laptop/Slate Indicator

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config msgpiowin32 start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The msgpiowin32 service is using the msgpiowin32.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.