Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver (usbehci) Service Defaults in Windows 7

EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
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 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the usbehci service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced 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 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 C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.