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How to Start/Stop Shell Hardware Detection service

Service name: ShellHWDetection

Display name: Shell Hardware Detection


Description:

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Shell Hardware Detection service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

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

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 Shell Hardware Detection service:

net start ShellHWDetection


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


To Stop Shell Hardware Detection service:

net stop ShellHWDetection


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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


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

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

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