I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver (i8042prt) Service Defaults in Windows XP
i8042 Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.
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I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting right at Kernel initialization. If the I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the i8042prt service has failed to start.
Restore Default Startup Configuration for I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver
1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.
2. Save the WinXP_i8042prt_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.
3. Run the saved file.
4. Restart the computer.
The i8042prt service is using the i8042prt.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.