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Shell Hardware Detection - Windows 10 Service

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Shell Hardware Detection
Service name:ShellHWDetection
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\shsvcs.dll
Error control:ignore
Group:ShellSvcGroup
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Shell Hardware Detection service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Shell Hardware Detection fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

Shell Hardware Detection is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Shell Hardware Detection

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreShellHardwareDetectionWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the shsvcs.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.