MA-USB Host Controller Driver (mausbhost) Service Defaults in Windows 10

MA-USB Host Controller Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

The MA-USB Host Controller Driver service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:MA-USB Host Controller Driver
Service name:mausbhost
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mausbhost

Default Behavior

MA-USB Host Controller Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If MA-USB Host Controller 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 mausbhost service has failed to start due to the error.


MA-USB Host Controller Driver cannot be started under any conditions, if the USB Host Support Library service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of MA-USB Host Controller Driver

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which MA-USB Host Controller Driver depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config mausbhost start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The mausbhost service is using the mausbhost.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.