Microsoft UEFI Driver Service Defaults in Windows 8

UEFI Driver for NT by Microsoft Corporation.

The Microsoft UEFI Driver service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft UEFI Driver
Service name:UEFI
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UEFI

Default Behavior

The Microsoft UEFI Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft UEFI 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 UEFI service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft UEFI 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 UEFI start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The UEFI service is using the UEFI.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.