Description:Provides a generic interface to Human Interface Devices (HID) like keyboard, mouse and joystick for accessing, configuring and maintaining hotkeys.
This service can become important if fx. having a keyboard with extra buttons/hotkeys for controlling sound volume, or if using USB Speakers.
Note the service will be installed automatically if it detects a device which needs the service, but some times it fails. If getting the error below when starting the service, then one have to open the archive <install-cd>\i368\Drivers.cab and extract the following files to %SystemRoot%\System32:
Event ID: 7023
Could not start the Human Interface Device Access service on Local Computer.
Error 126: the specified module could not be found.
- Disabled, if not using keyboards/mouse/joysticks extended with extra buttons that need mapping.
- Manual, if having many buttons to push.
- Win8: Manual (Trigger Start - DEVICE INTERFACE ARRIVAL)
- Win7: Manual
- Vista: Automatic
- Win2k: Automatic
- WinXP: Manual
- WinXP SP1/Win2k3: Disabled
- Win2k: hidserv.exe (HidServ)
- WinXP/Win2k3: svchost.exe -k netsvcs (HidServ)
- Vista/Win7: svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted (HidServ)
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (WinXP/Win2k3 only)
Updated: 13 December 2012