Irda Service Defaults in Windows 10

IRDA Protocol Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Irda
Service name:irda
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\irda

Default Behavior

Irda is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Irda fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the irda service has failed to start due to the error.


While Irda is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the Infrared monitor service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Irda

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_irda_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The irda service is using the irda.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 10 installation media.