Keyboard HID Driver (kbdhid) Service Defaults in Windows 7

HID Keyboard Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Keyboard HID Driver
Service name:kbdhid
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Keyboard Port
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbdhid

Default Behavior

Keyboard HID Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Keyboard HID Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 7 startup continues without error messages. The failure details are being written into Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Keyboard 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 kbdhid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The kbdhid service is using the kbdhid.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.