Serial Mouse Driver (sermouse) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Serial Mouse Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Serial Mouse Driver
Service name:sermouse
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Pointer Port
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\sermouse.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sermouse

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Serial Mouse 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 sermouse start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The sermouse service is using the sermouse.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.