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

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

Microsoft USB Universal 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 Universal 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 usbuhci service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft USB Universal 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 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 changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.