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How to Start/Stop Sensor Service

Service name: SensorService

Display name: Sensor Service


A service for sensors that manages different sensors' functionality. Manages Simple Device Orientation (SDO) and History for sensors.
Loads the SDO sensor that reports device orientation changes.  If this service is stopped or disabled, the SDO sensor will not be loaded
and so auto-rotation will not occur. History collection from Sensors will also be stopped.

Path to executable:

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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Sensor 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 Sensor Service service:

net start SensorService

sc start SensorService

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

To Stop Sensor Service service:

net stop SensorService

sc stop SensorService

To change Startup type:


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

sc config SensorService start= auto


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

sc config SensorService start= demand


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

sc config SensorService start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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