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How to Start/Stop Bluetooth Handsfree Service

Service name: BthHFSrv

Display name: Bluetooth Handsfree Service


Enables wireless Bluetooth headsets to run on this computer. If this service is stopped or disabled, then Bluetooth headsets will not
function properly with this machine.

Path to executable:

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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Bluetooth Handsfree 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 Bluetooth Handsfree service:

net start BthHFSrv

sc start BthHFSrv

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

To Stop Bluetooth Handsfree service:

net stop BthHFSrv

sc stop BthHFSrv

To change Startup type:


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

sc config BthHFSrv start= auto


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

sc config BthHFSrv start= demand


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

sc config BthHFSrv start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

sc config BthHFSrv 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\BthHFSrv" /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\BthHFSrv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f