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How to Start/Stop Infrared monitor service

Service name: irmon

Display name: Infrared monitor service


Description:

Detects other Infrared devices that are in range and launches the file transfer application. Stopping the service will prevent file transfer
from working


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Infrared monitor service service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Infrared monitor service service:

net start irmon

sc start irmon


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Infrared monitor service service:

net stop irmon

sc stop irmon


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\irmon" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config irmon start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\irmon" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config irmon start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\irmon" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config irmon start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\irmon" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config irmon start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\irmon" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\irmon" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f