Windows 10 Services

Irda - Windows 10 Service

IRDA Protocol Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Irda
Service name:irda
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Irda service is a kernel mode driver. If Irda fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the irda service has failed to start.


If Irda is stopped, the Infrared monitor service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Irda

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreIrdaWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the irda.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.