Windows 10 Services

USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller - Windows 10 Service

USB XHCI Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller
Service name:USBXHCI
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller service is a kernel mode driver. If USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the USBXHCI service has failed to start.


USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller is unable to start, if the USB Host Support Library service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreUSBxHCICompliantHostControllerWindows10.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 USBXHCI.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.