batcmd.com Windows XP Services

Shell Hardware Detection - Windows XP Service

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional 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

Default Behavior

The Shell Hardware Detection service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Shell Hardware Detection fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

Shell Hardware Detection will not 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 XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.