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. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_BasicDisplay_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. 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.