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HID Input Service

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Enables generic input access to Human Interface Devices (HID), which activates and maintains the use of predefined hot buttons on keyboards, remote controls, and other multimedia devices. If this service is stopped, hot buttons controlled by this service will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

You may not have any peripherals that require this service. If one of yours magically does not function anymore, set it to automatic. Namely, scanners with function buttons (fax, copy) or even an “Internet” keyboard with volume or play controls.

Default Startup Type

XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): HidServ
Display Name: HID Input Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account


What service HID Input Service needs to function properly:

What other service require HID Input Service to function properly:

  • None

Additional Reading

None at this time.