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

EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows XP Home SP0N/A
Windows XP Professional SP0N/A
Windows XP Home SP1N/A
Windows XP Professional SP1N/A
Windows XP Home SP2N/A
Windows XP Professional SP2N/A
Windows XP Home SP3N/A
Windows XP Professional SP3Manual
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

Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport 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 usbehci service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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 changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.