Microsoft USB Universal Host Controller Miniport Driver (usbuhci) Service Defaults in Windows 8

UHCI USB Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

The Microsoft USB Universal 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 Universal 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 usbuhci service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft USB Universal 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 usbuhci start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The usbuhci service is using the usbuhci.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.