HID UPS Battery Driver (HidBatt) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Hid Battery Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:HID UPS Battery Driver
Service name:HidBatt
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\HidBatt.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidBatt

Default Behavior

The HID UPS Battery Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If HID UPS Battery Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the HidBatt service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for HID UPS Battery 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 HidBatt start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The HidBatt service is using the HidBatt.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.