Windows Vista Services

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

i8042 Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter System System System
Home Basic System System System
Home Premium System System System
Business System System System
Ultimate System System System

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 recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreI8042KeyboardandPS2MousePortDriverWindowsVista.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 Vista installation media.

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