Fix: Windows Push Notifications User Service has stopped working problem

Many users have reported that whenever they start their system, they get an error on screen saying “Windows Push Notifications User Service has stopped working” and they are unable to resolve this issue no matter how many times they restart the system. The Windows Push Notification User service’s aim is to notify users from the operating system as well as any other applications installed on the system. If the notifications are turned off, this might be a significant issue, which might have been caused by a variety of factors. In this post, we attempted to offer a few methods that may assist users in resolving this issue.


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Fix 1: Scan for Any Memory Leaks

 

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type cmd in the box and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keys together to open command prompt as admin.

Step 3: Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue.

 

3 Run Cmd Optimized

 

Step 4: Type sfc /scannow and hit the Enter key.

This will start the scan and please wait patiently till it completes. It can take several minutes to complete.

 

Sfc Scannow Command Prompt

 

Step 5: After it completes scanning successfully, please restart your system and check if the error still persists.

Hope this should solve the issue. If not, then try other fixes mentioned below in this post.

 

Fix 2: Restart WpnUserService

 

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type services.msc in the run box and hit the Enter key.

 

Windows 11 Services.msc

 


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Step 3: Scroll down and Search for Windows Push Notifications User Service in the list.

Step 4: Right click on it and Select Properties from the context menu.

 

Windows Push Notification User Service Properties 11zon

 

Step 5: Select the Startup type as Automatic and Click Stop button as shown in the below image.

 

Wpnuserservice Stop 11zon

 

Step 6: Now Make sure Automatic is selected as Startup type and click Start button to start the service.

Step 7: Click OK button in the properties window to close it.

 

 

Wpnuserservice Start Ok 11zon

 

Step 8: Now restart your system to check if the error still occurs.

Hope this solved your issue.

 

Fix 3: Perform DISM scan for corrupted file

 

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type cmd in the box and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keys together to open command prompt as admin.

Step 3: Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue.

 

3 Run Cmd Optimized

 

Step 4: Then Copy and Paste the below command and hit Enter key to execute.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Check Health Dism Cmd

 

Step 5: If the DISM has detected any corruption, then Execute the below command to restore the system.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

NOTE: RestoreHealth command might take a few minutes to complete. So please wait patiently.

 

Restore Health Command Cmd

 

Step 6: After the restore operation is completed successfully, please restart your system and check if the error still appears.

Hope this fix resolved the issue.

 

Fix 4: Reset / Rename the Notifications Folder

 

Step 1: Press Windows + E keys together to open File explorer on your system.

Step 2: Go to View on the menu bar and select Show > Hidden items to make sure hidden files and folders are visible.

 

Show Hidden Items File Explorer

 

Step 3: Copy and Paste the following path in the address bar and hit Enter key.

 

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows

 

Step 4: Search for Notifications folder in Windows folder and Rename it to Old-Notifications.

Step 5: Accept any UAC or Confirm window to continue.

 

Old Notifications Folder

 

Step 6: Now restart your system and check if error still persists.

This should solve the issue.

 

Fix 5: Disable WpnUserService using Registry Editor

 

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type regedit in the run box and press the Enter key.

Step 3: Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue.

 

4 Run Regedit Optimized

 

Step 4: Copy and paste the below path in the empty address bar and hit Enter key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService

 

Step 5: Double click Start Dword value on the right side of the editor to open it.


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Step 6: Enter the value 0 and click OK to make changes.

NOTE:-  Make the same changes to WpnUserService_a6286bb also which is just below WpnUserService key and “a6286bb” is the alphanumeric appended by windows. This varies from system to system.

 


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Enter 0 Start Wpnuserservice Regedit 11zon

 

Step 7: Close the Registry Editor and restart your system and check if the problem still remains.

Hope this fixed your issue.

 

Fix 6: Keep Windows Updated

 

Step 1: Press Windows + I keys together on your keyboard to open Settings app.

Step 2: Go to Windows update on the left side of the Settings window.

 

Windows Update Settings

 

Step 3: Click on Check for updates button on the right side of the window.

 

Check For Updates Windows Update

 

Step 4: If there are any updates, please download and install it to keep windows updated.

Step 5: Then, Restart your system and check if the issue still remains.

Hope this fixes the issue.

That’s all guys!

I hope this article was informative.

Please leave us comments below to let us know which fix worked for you.

Thank you!

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