XINPUT HID Filter Driver (xinputhid) Service Defaults in Windows 10

XINPUT filter driver for HID by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:XINPUT HID Filter Driver
Service name:xinputhid
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\xinputhid

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of XINPUT HID Filter 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 xinputhid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The xinputhid service is using the xinputhid.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.