Console Driver (condrv) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Console Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Console Driver
Service name:condrv
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\condrv

Default Behavior

The Console Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Console Driver 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 condrv service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Console 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 condrv start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The condrv service is using the condrv.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 8 installation media.