BasicDisplay Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft Basic Display Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:BasicDisplay
Service name:BasicDisplay
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Video
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\BasicDisplay.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BasicDisplay

Default Behavior

The BasicDisplay service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded and initialized at Kernel initialization. If BasicDisplay fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 startup proceeds. The error details should be added to Event Log without notifying the user.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for BasicDisplay

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config BasicDisplay start= system
sc start BasicDisplay

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The BasicDisplay service is using the BasicDisplay.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.