Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver (mshidkmdf) Service Defaults in Windows 7

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 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter 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 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 7 installation media.