Keyboard HID Driver (kbdhid) Service Defaults in Windows XP

HID Mouse Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
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

Keyboard HID Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting right at Kernel initialization. If the Keyboard HID Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds without error messages, but information about the failure is being written into Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Keyboard HID Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config kbdhid start= system
sc start kbdhid

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 changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.