USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller (USBXHCI) Service Defaults in Windows 10

USB XHCI Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller
Service name:USBXHCI
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\USBXHCI.SYS
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBXHCI

Default Behavior

USB xHCI Compliant Host 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 xHCI Compliant Host 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 USBXHCI service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller cannot be started under any conditions, if the USB Host Support Library service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config USBXHCI start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The USBXHCI service is using the USBXHCI.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.