Problem starting windows service - Infrared Monitor

Posted on 2003-11-04
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Windows Service - Infrared Monitor start failure

I want to connect my cell-phone to my Computer via infrared connection.
After many unsccuessful attempt, I narrowed it down the problem to the failure to start a windows service called "Infrared Monitor".
I checked the Event Viewer, It displayed with the following message:

The Infrared Monitor service depends on the IrDA Protocol service which failed to start because of the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

The Help and Support Center at microsoft doesn't really help with my problem.

Thanks in advnace for helping.

Ian Wu
Question by:uncle_mk2
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ID: 9680596

Scroll down in this link and check for infra red issues with respect to windows xp


Author Comment

ID: 9683435
Sunray, thanks for the link. I have read throught them, and they doesn't seem to resolve my situation here.

Perhaps I could clarify my situation here better.
WinXP correctly identify my infrared device in the DeviceManager, shown as "Infrared Devices = > SigmaTel USB-IrDA dongle #2"

The problem is with establishing a connection with my cell phone... Normally, when 2 infrared transceivers are put together, there should be an icon appeared on the taskbar, but this time. I don't have the icon appear. Which i suspect is caused by the failure of starting windows service - infrared monitor.

Accepted Solution

uncle_mk2 earned 0 total points
ID: 9712813
I have fixed the infrared problem.

all i do was to copy all the following files to the d:\windows\system32 directory




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