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Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service - Windows 8 Service

Monitor Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service
Service name:monitor
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\monitor.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the monitor service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Monitor Class Function Driver Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftMonitorClassFunctionDriverServiceWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the monitor.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.