Intel SoC GPIO Controller Driver Service Defaults in Windows 8

Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor GPIO Controller Driver by Intel Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Intel SoC GPIO Controller Driver
Service name:GPIO
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\iaiogpio.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GPIO

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Intel SoC GPIO Controller 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 GPIO start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The GPIO service is using the iaiogpio.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.