Xbox Game Input Protocol Driver (xboxgip) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Xbox Game Input Protocol Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Xbox Game Input Protocol Driver
Service name:xboxgip
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:NDIS
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\xboxgip.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xboxgip

Default Behavior

Xbox Game Input Protocol Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Xbox Game Input Protocol 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 xboxgip service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Xbox Game Input Protocol 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 xboxgip start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The xboxgip service is using the xboxgip.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.