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How to Start/Stop Spot Verifier

Service name: svsvc

Display name: Spot Verifier


Verifies potential file system corruptions.

Path to executable:

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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Spot Verifier 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 Spot Verifier service:

net start svsvc

sc start svsvc

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

To Stop Spot Verifier service:

net stop svsvc

sc stop svsvc

To change Startup type:


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

sc config svsvc start= auto


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

sc config svsvc start= demand


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

sc config svsvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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