Provides three management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files and allows new programs to be installed; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from your computer; and Automatic Root Certificate Update Service, which retrieves root certificates from Windows Update and enable scenarios such as SSL. If this service is stopped, these management services will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Cryptographic Services|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService|
The Cryptographic Services runs as NT Authority\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Cryptographic Services fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the CryptSvc service has failed to start.
Cryptographic Services won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
If Cryptographic Services is stopped, the Application Identity service fails to start and initialize.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreCryptographicServicesWindows8.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.
Note. Make sure that the
cryptsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.