Console Driver (condrv) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Console Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Console Driver
Service name:condrv
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\condrv.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\condrv

Default Behavior

The Console Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Console Driver 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 condrv service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Console 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 condrv start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The condrv service is using the condrv.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.