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How to Start/Stop Windows Error Reporting Service

Service name: WerSvc

Display name: Windows Error Reporting Service


Description:

Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding and allows existing solutions to be delivered. Also allows logs to
be generated for diagnostic and repair services. If this service is stopped, error reporting might not work correctly and results of diagnostic
services and repairs might not be displayed.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Error Reporting 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 Windows Error Reporting Service:

net start WerSvc


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


To Stop Windows Error Reporting Service:

net stop WerSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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