Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.
|Windows 7 edition||without SP||SP1|
|Display name:||Plug and Play|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch|
The Plug and Play service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Plug and Play fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the PlugPlay service has failed to start.
If the Plug and Play is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestorePlugandPlayWindows7.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
umpnpmgr.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.