Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service Defaults in Windows 7

Monitor Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service
Service name:monitor
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\monitor.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\monitor

Default Behavior

Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the monitor service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config monitor start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The monitor service is using the monitor.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 7 installation media.