Windows 11 Services

Microsoft SPI HID Miniport Driver - Windows 11 Service

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

Windows 11 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft SPI HID Miniport Driver
Service name:hidspi
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base

Default Behavior

The Microsoft SPI HID Miniport Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft SPI HID Miniport Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 11 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the hidspi service has failed to start.


Microsoft SPI HID Miniport Driver is unable to start, if the HidSpi KMDF Class Extension service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft SPI HID Miniport Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 11 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftSPIHIDMiniportDriverWindows11.bat file to any folder on a local drive such as SSD or a hard disk.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Properties.

4. Check the Unblock checkbox and click OK.

5. Right-click the batch file again and select Run as administrator.

6. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the hidspi.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 11 installation media.

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