Windows XP Services

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

i8042 Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home System System System System
Professional System 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 driver. If the I8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, 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 XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreI8042KeyboardandPS2MousePortDriverWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.

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