Windows 10 Services

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) - Windows 10 Service

Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.

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

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Service name:StiSvc
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service is running as NT Authority\LocalService in its own process of svchost.exe. No other services run in the same process. If Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the StiSvc service has failed to start.


Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsImageAcquisitionWIAWindows10.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 wiaservc.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.