Microsoft HID Class Driver (HidUsb) Service Defaults in Windows 8

USB Miniport Driver for Input Devices by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft HID Class Driver
Service name:HidUsb
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:extended base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\hidusb.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidUsb

Default Behavior

The Microsoft HID Class Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft HID Class Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 startup proceeds. The error details should be added to Event Log without notifying the user.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft HID Class 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 HidUsb start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The HidUsb service is using the hidusb.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.