Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service Defaults in Windows 8

Monitor Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service
Service name:monitor
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\monitor.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\monitor

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service 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 monitor service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service

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

2. Save the Win8_monitor_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The monitor service is using the monitor.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.