If you are seeing an error message ‘Failed to connect to a Windows service‘ on your computer, then a normal user can’t sign in to the device unless an administrator solves the issue first. Simply follow these easy fixes on your computer and the problem will be solved quickly.
Fix-1 Check if necessary services are running or not-
Some essential services are very necessary for your system to function properly. Check if they are running automatically or not-
1. Press Windows key+R together to launch Run window on your computer.
2. Type “services.msc” and then hit Enter to open Services window.
3. In Services window, scroll down and double click on “COM+ Event System” to access it’s properties.
4. In COM+ Event System Properties window, click on ‘Startup type:‘ and choose “Automatic” from the drop-down list.
5. Now, check the ‘Service status:‘. If it is ‘stopped‘, click on “Start” to start the service on your computer.
6. Finally, click on “Apply” and then on “OK” to save the changes on your computer.
7. Same way, scroll down and then double click on “System Event Notification Service“.
8. In System Event Notification Service Properties window, click on ‘Startup type:‘ and select “Automatic” to automate the service.
9. Click on “Start” if it is not yet started (check the ‘Service Status‘).
10. At last step, click on “Apply” and “OK” to apply the modification and save the changes on your computer.
Close Services window.
Reboot your computer and check if the error message is still appearing or not.
Go for the next fix if the error is still there.
Fix-2 Reset Winsock from CMD-
1. To open an elevated Command Prompt window, type “cmd” in the Search box beside Windows icon.
2. Then right click on “Command Prompt” in the elevated search result and then click on “Run as administrator“.
3. In Command Prompt window, copy-paste this command and hit Enter to execute the command on your computer.
netsh winsock reset
Reboot your computer and check if the problem is still there or not.
After rebooting your computer check the error should be fixed.
Your problem should be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.