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How to Start/Stop Plug and Play

Service name: PlugPlay

Display name: Plug and Play


Description:

Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result
in system instability.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Plug and Play 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 Plug and Play service:

net start PlugPlay

sc start PlugPlay


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


To Stop Plug and Play service:

net stop PlugPlay

sc stop PlugPlay


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config PlugPlay start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config PlugPlay start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config PlugPlay start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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