Microsoft Infrared HID Driver (HidIr) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Infrared Miniport Driver for Input Devices by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Infrared HID Driver
Service name:HidIr
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:extended base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\hidir.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidIr

Default Behavior

Microsoft Infrared HID Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Microsoft Infrared HID Driver 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 Infrared HID Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config HidIr start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The HidIr service is using the hidir.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.