Mouse HID Driver (mouhid) Service Defaults in Windows 7

HID Mouse Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

Mouse HID Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Mouse 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 of Mouse 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 mouhid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The mouhid service is using the mouhid.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.