USB Video Device (WDM) (usbvideo) Service Defaults in Windows 10

USB Video Class Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

The USB Video Device (WDM) service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:USB Video Device (WDM)
Service name:usbvideo
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbvideo

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of USB Video Device (WDM)

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config usbvideo start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The usbvideo service is using the usbvideo.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.