Microsoft Hyper-V Guest Infrastructure Driver (vmgid) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Virtual Machine Guest Infrastructure Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Hyper-V Guest Infrastructure Driver
Service name:vmgid
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\vmgid.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmgid

Default Behavior

Microsoft Hyper-V Guest Infrastructure Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Microsoft Hyper-V Guest Infrastructure 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 vmgid service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

While Microsoft Hyper-V Guest Infrastructure Driver is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Hyper-V Guest Infrastructure 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 vmgid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vmgid service is using the vmgid.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.