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Microsoft Infrared HID Driver - Windows Vista Service

Infrared Miniport Driver for Input Devices by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Since Microsoft Infrared HID Driver is a kernel mode driver, its startup might be configured depending on installed hardware. Changing its startup configuration might cause hardware issues. In the table below you can see how it is configured on my system, but your default settings might differ from mine.

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Disabled Disabled Disabled
Home Basic Disabled Disabled Disabled
Home Premium Disabled Disabled Disabled
Business Disabled Disabled Disabled
Ultimate Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Infrared HID Driver
Service name:HidIr
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\drivers\hidir.sys
Error control:ignore
Group:extended base

Default Behavior

Microsoft Infrared HID Driver is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft Infrared HID Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows Vista start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Infrared HID Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftInfraredHIDDriverWindowsVista.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 hidir.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.