Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport (HidBth) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Bluetooth Miniport Driver for HID Devices by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport
Service name:HidBth
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:extended base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\hidbth.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidBth

Default Behavior

Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config HidBth start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The HidBth service is using the hidbth.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.