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. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config Beep start= system
sc start Beep

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.