Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver (mshidkmdf) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Device Filter to provide pass-through interface between HIDCLASS and KMDF.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver
Service name:mshidkmdf
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\mshidkmdf.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mshidkmdf

Default Behavior

Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter 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 mshidkmdf start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The mshidkmdf service is using the mshidkmdf.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.