Hauppauge Consumer Infrared Receiver (hcw85cir) Service Defaults in Windows 7

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Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Hauppauge Consumer Infrared Receiver
Service name:hcw85cir
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hcw85cir

Default Behavior

Hauppauge Consumer Infrared Receiver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Hauppauge Consumer Infrared Receiver fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the hcw85cir service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Hauppauge Consumer Infrared Receiver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config hcw85cir start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The hcw85cir service is using the hcw85cir.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 7 installation media.