Bluetooth Port Driver (BTHPORT) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Bluetooth Bus Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

The Bluetooth Port Driver service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Bluetooth Port Driver
Service name:BTHPORT
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:PNP Filter
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHPORT

Default Behavior

Bluetooth Port Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Bluetooth Port Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the BTHPORT service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Bluetooth Port 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 BTHPORT start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The BTHPORT service is using the BTHport.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 10 installation media.