Console Driver (condrv) Service Defaults in Windows 10

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

Console Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Console 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 condrv service has failed to start due to the error.

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 10 installation media.