Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver (usbehci) Service Defaults in Windows 8

EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver
Service name:usbehci
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\usbehci.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbehci

Default Behavior

The Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport 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 usbehci service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport 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 usbehci start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The usbehci service is using the usbehci.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.