Consumer IR Devices (circlass) Service Defaults in Windows 8

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

The Consumer IR Devices service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Consumer IR Devices fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the circlass service hasn't been started.

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 8 installation media.