Keyboard HID Driver (kbdhid) Service Defaults in Windows 8

HID Keyboard Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Keyboard HID Driver
Service name:kbdhid
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Keyboard Port
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\kbdhid.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbdhid

Default Behavior

The Keyboard HID Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Keyboard HID 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 Keyboard HID 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 kbdhid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The kbdhid service is using the kbdhid.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.