Beep Service Defaults in Windows 8

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:Beep
Service name:Beep
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Beep

Default Behavior

The Beep service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded and initialized at Kernel initialization. If Beep fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the Beep service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Beep

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

2. Save the Win8_Beep_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.