Microsoft UEFI Driver Service Defaults in Windows 8

UEFI Driver for NT by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft UEFI 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 UEFI start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The UEFI service is using the UEFI.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.