USB Chipidea Controller (UfxChipidea) Service Defaults in Windows 10

UFX Chipidea Client Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:USB Chipidea Controller
Service name:UfxChipidea
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UfxChipidea

Default Behavior

USB Chipidea Controller is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If USB Chipidea Controller fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the UfxChipidea service has failed to start due to the error.


USB Chipidea Controller cannot be started under any conditions, if the USB Function Class Extension service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for USB Chipidea Controller

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_UfxChipidea_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The UfxChipidea service is using the UfxChipidea.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.