EHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR) Service Defaults in Windows 8

USB Consumer IR Driver for eHome by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:EHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR)
Service name:usbcir
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\usbcir.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbcir

Default Behavior

The EHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR) service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If EHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR) 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 usbcir service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for EHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR)

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_usbcir_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The usbcir service is using the usbcir.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.