Windows 8 Services

I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver - Windows 8 Service

i8042 Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

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

Startup Type

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

Display name:I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver
Service name:i8042prt
Error control:normal
Group:Keyboard Port

Default Behavior

The I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the i8042prt service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreI8042KeyboardandPS2MousePortDriverWindows8.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 i8042prt.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.

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