Pcmcia Service Defaults in Windows 7

PCMCIA Bus Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Pcmcia
Service name:pcmcia
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:System Bus Extender
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pcmcia

Default Behavior

Pcmcia is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Pcmcia fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the pcmcia service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Pcmcia

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config pcmcia start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The pcmcia service is using the pcmcia.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 7 installation media.