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Shell Hardware Detection - Windows 8 Service

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise 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 runs 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 8 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

Shell Hardware Detection won't 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 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreShellHardwareDetectionWindows8.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 shsvcs.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.