Windows 10 Services

PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver - Windows 10 Service

i8042 Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver
Service name:i8042prt
Error control:normal
Group:Keyboard Port

Default Behavior

The PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the i8042prt service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePS2KeyboardandMousePortDriverWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the i8042prt.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.