Microsoft Input Configuration Driver (MTConfig) Service Defaults in Windows 8

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Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Input Configuration Driver
Service name:MTConfig
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MTConfig

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Input Configuration Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft Input Configuration Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the MTConfig service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Input Configuration 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 MTConfig start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MTConfig service is using the MTConfig.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 8 installation media.