Microsoft I2C HID Miniport Driver (hidi2c) Service Defaults in Windows 8

I2C HID Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft I2C HID Miniport Driver
Service name:hidi2c
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hidi2c

Default Behavior

The Microsoft I2C HID Miniport Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft I2C HID Miniport Driver 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 hidi2c service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft I2C HID Miniport 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 hidi2c start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The hidi2c service is using the hidi2c.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.