Consumer IR Devices (circlass) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Consumer IR Class Driver for eHome by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Consumer IR Devices
Service name:circlass
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\circlass

Default Behavior

Consumer IR Devices is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Consumer IR Devices fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the circlass service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Consumer IR Devices

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config circlass start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The circlass service is using the circlass.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.