Wacom Serial Pen HID Driver (WacomPen) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Wacom Serial Pen Tablet HID Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Wacom Serial Pen HID Driver
Service name:WacomPen
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WacomPen

Default Behavior

The Wacom Serial Pen HID Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Wacom Serial Pen HID 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 WacomPen service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Wacom Serial Pen HID 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 WacomPen start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WacomPen service is using the wacompen.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.