Failed To Connect To A Windows Service In Windows 10: [Fixed]

Services are very important part of Windows 10 OS. But sometimes, you might face some service-related issues while using them. Many users have faced “Failed to connect to a Windows service” error message that makes their operating system unable to start or connect to any desired Windows Services for performing some system operations. There are many causes of this problem, such as Windows Font Cache Service, Event Logs Service, etc. Whenever the problem occurs, try to find the relevant cause of it and proper troubleshooting methods to resolve it.

Common Causes of Failed to Connect to a Windows Service issue

This problem generally occurs when your system crashes after rebooting process while installing Windows Updates. Some of the other commonly found issues are given below:

  • Your system might get infected by any virus or worm.
  • Any third-party security application or antivirus can also cause problem for you.
  • There might be some Microsoft Windows updates that may display such error message.
  • Installing a new driver or a driver update can also be the probable reason for your problem.

How do I fix Failed to connect to Windows service problem?

There are several methods by which you can resolve this Windows issue. You can apply any of the following troubleshooting methods to solve this Failed to connect to a Windows service Windows 10 issue or adobe genuine software integrity service:

Method 1: Delete Windows Logs File

Sometimes your corrupted Windows log files can cause the “failed to connect to Windows service” error. In such a case, you need to delete all the log files. For this, apply the following steps:

  • First of all, go to the following folder: C:\Windows\System32\winevt\.
  • Now you have to rename the Logs folder to a new name.
  • If you are facing any problem while renaming the folder, stop Windows Event Logs Service. For this, press Windows + R Key then type services.msc in the search box and then locate Windows Event Logs.
  • Right-click on the above service and then select Stop option from the context menu and then minimize the Services window and rename the folder. If the problem still exists, delete everything from the Logs folder.

Once you are done with the above steps, again open the Services window and start the Windows Event Logs Service and check whether the problem is solved.

Method 2: Using the Registry Editor

This error can also occur if certain registry keys and values are missing from your system. In such a case, you need to add them manually by editing the registry. For that:

  • Press the Windows + R key to open Run prompt, type regedit in the search box, and then click OK button. This will launch the Registry Editor in your system.
  • Now when the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key from the address bar: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gpsvc
  • Next, check the value of imagepath key.
  • In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost
  • Locate and double-click on the netsvcs from the right navigation pane.
  • Check whether the gpsvc is present in its value data field. If it is there, then leave it as it is, otherwise, you have to add the gpsvc value and make sure anything else will not get deleted from your system. Click on Ok button and close the dialog box.
  • Next, navigate to the following folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost\netsvcs
  • Choose the netsvcs folder that you have just created under SvcHost and then right-click on it and go through New > DWORD (32-bit) value.
  • Now enter the new name of DWORD as CoInitializeSecurityParam and double-click on it.
  • Change its value to 1 and click OK to save changes.
  • Now create three new DWORD (32-bit) Value under netsvcs folder and press enter after each:
    • CoInitializeSecurityAllowLowBox
    • CoInitializeSecurityAllowInteractiveUsers
    • AuthenticationCapabilities

Once you are done with the above steps, click OK button and close the Registry Editor. The above methods can help you to resolve many other issues such as Acrobat failed to connect to a dde server problem.

Method3: Use Netsh Winsock Reset Command

To remove the “failed to connect to Windows service” error message on Windows 10, run netsh from Command Prompt by applying the following steps:

  • Press Windows + X Key and choose Command Prompt from the list of options that appeared on screen.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type netsh command and press Enter.
  • Now type winsock reset and press the Enter button to run it.

Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 4: Go to Safe Mode

Many users have claimed that entering Safe Mode can also fix this error. Follow the steps given below to access Safe Mode in your system:

  • First of all press Start Button, then click Power button and Restart option while keeping the Shift key pressed.
  • When your system restarts you, go though Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings and then click on Restart button.
  • Once your computer restarts, press F5 to enter Safe Mode with Networking.

After that, restart your system and check whether the issue has been resolved.

Also Read: How To Make Yourself An Administrator On Windows 10

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I have been working on many websites and on many topics as a printer, antivirus, and email services for the last 10 years. And now, I am in the writing profession for many years, to help users in the technical glitches and hindrances. My main objective is to make users appreciate the complexity of the issues related to tech.