USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller (USBXHCI) Service Defaults in Windows 8

USB XHCI Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller
Service name:USBXHCI
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\USBXHCI.SYS
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBXHCI

Default Behavior

The USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller 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 USBXHCI service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config USBXHCI start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The USBXHCI service is using the USBXHCI.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.