HIDCLASS.SYS is a Windows operating system file driver file. HID stands for Human Interface Device, and that translates into Keyboards, Mouse and other input devices. This critical system driver file is responsible for connecting different devices across the system. This includes the functionality where a Word Processor can access the printer to print the documents. It comes under the category of kernel mode device drivers. If this driver fails, it results in a Stop Error.
There can be the following BSOD Errors that are related to this file,
- KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED.
- SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION.
- DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE
- PAGE FAULT IN A NONPAGED AREA.
- SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED
- DRIVER VERIFIER IOMANAGER VIOLATION.
- IRQL NOT LESS EQUAL.
The fixes for this issue is pretty straightforward and simple. Now, finally let us check how to fix this issue.
HIDCLASS.sys failed Blue Screen
The following potential fixes will be carried out to fix BSOD errors related to hidclass.sys on Windows 10,
- Update, Rollback or Disable Drivers.
- Using System File Checker.
- Run ChkDsk Utility.
- Check the memory for the errors.
If you tend to create a System Restore point usually, you can try to undo any modifications on your computer, by performing System Restore. Secondly, it is recommended that you carry out these tasks mentioned below in Safe Mode with Networking only.
1] Update, Rollback or Disable Various Drivers
The incompatibility between the Operating System and the Driver might also give rise to issues like this. So, you can try to Update or Rollback any of the conflicting drivers. This should include the drivers under the sections of Keyboard, Mouse, USB, and HID Drivers.
2] Run System File Checker
Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin), type in the following command to run System File Checker and then hit Enter.
Restart your system after the scan is completed.
You can also use our freeware FixWin to run the System File Checker utility with a click.
This will fix all the bad or damaged collection of your system files while the next step will help you to use the check disk utility to detect and fix any bad sectors on your disk physically and logically.
3] Run ChkDsk Utility
To run ChkDsk, open This PC. Right click on your Operating System Partition for Windows.
Click on Properties. Now, navigate to the tab labeled as Tools.
Under the section for Error Checking, click on Check.
A new mini window will now pop up. Click on Scan drive.
Let it scan your disk drive partition and after that reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
4] Check the Memory for the Errors
Now, to fix any issues with your RAM, follow the following steps.
Run the Memory Check on your computer. Start by hitting the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility. Then type in, mdsched.exe and then hit Enter. It will launch the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool and will give out two options-
- Restart now and check for problems (Recommended)
- Check for problems the next time I start my computer
Now, according to the option selected by you, the computer will restart and check for memory based problems. If you get any issues there, it will fix it automatically else if no issues are detected, this is probably not the cause of the issue.
Hope something here helps you.