Microsoft Infrared HID Driver (HidIr) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Infrared Miniport Driver for Input Devices by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Infrared HID Driver
Service name:HidIr
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:extended base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\hidir.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidIr

Default Behavior

Microsoft Infrared HID Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Microsoft Infrared 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 for Microsoft Infrared HID Driver

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_HidIr_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The HidIr service is using the hidir.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 7 installation media.