Microsoft USB Standard Hub Driver (usbhub) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Default Hub Driver for USB by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft USB Standard Hub Driver
Service name:usbhub
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbhub

Default Behavior

Microsoft USB Standard Hub Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Microsoft USB Standard Hub Driver 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 usbhub service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft USB Standard Hub 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 usbhub start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The usbhub service is using the usbhub.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.