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. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. 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.