Virtual HID Framework (VHF) Driver Service Defaults in Windows 10

Kernel mode driver that implements the Virtual HID Framework (VHF).

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Virtual HID Framework (VHF) Driver
Service name:vhf
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\vhf.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vhf

Default Behavior

Virtual HID Framework (VHF) Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Virtual HID Framework (VHF) 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 Virtual HID Framework (VHF) 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 vhf start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vhf service is using the vhf.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.