Sometimes, users of windows faces error while running windows troubleshooting. The error display a message “The Diagnostics Policy service is not running”. This error is related to network. The error occurs when their is no internet. To resolve this issue, you need to follow this article.
In this tutorial, we will guide you how to fix the problem of Diagnostics Policy service is not running.
Methods To Fix Diagnostics Policy Service is Not Running
Follow the below steps carefully:
Step 1: Check the Diagnostics Policy Service
Simultaneously press windows+R key and then type “service.msc” and press enter.
When the “Services windows” open, then locate the “Diagnostic Policy Service”. Right click on it and then select “properties”.
In properties windows of “Diagnostic policy service” you will see “Startup type” option. Set the option to “Automatic” and then click on “Start” button and “Apply” to make changes.
Again run the troubleshooter and start it and check the error is resolved or not. If not, then proceed to next method.
Step 2: Grant Administrator Privileges To Different Modules
One cause to this error can also be “network service” and “local service administrator” don’t have administrator privileges. In this methods, we will guide you how to grant administrator privilege to different modules. As, these modules require administrator privileges in order to get complete access.
Click on the “windows icon” and then type the “cmd” and then right click on it and choose “Run as administrator”.
Type the following command and then press enter to execute:
net localgroup Adminstrators /add networkservice
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
At last, close the command prompt and restart your computer and then check the problem still persists or not. If yes, then proceed to next method.
Step 3: Un-install The Network Adapter
In this method, we will guide you how to un-install the network adapter and then again install it. Just follow the steps below:
Simultaneously press windows+R key to open run dialogue box and then type “devmgmt.msc”.
Locate the “network adapter” option and then click on it to expand.
After that, right click on the “adapter” by which you are facing problem and then click on “Uninstall device”.
Wait for the Uninstalling process to complete and then right click in the whitespace in device manager window and select the option “Scan for hardware changes”.
By clicking on the option “Scan for hardware changes” will automatically install the network adapter driver. Also, you can update the driver by right clicking on the drivers and then on “update driver”.
Check the problem is resolved or not. If you are still facing the problem, then run the troubleshoot again.
Step 4: Clean installation
If you are still facing the problem, then you need to install “clean version of windows”. Just follow the steps below:
Click on the windows icon and then type the “restore” and click on the result “create a restore point”.
Click on the “system protection” and you will be able to see the “System restore”. Simple click on it.
A new “restore wizard” will open where you can select “recommended restore point” or choose “different restore point”. Click on “next” to proceed with further instructions.
After that, you need to select the restore point.
Click on the “next” and then windows start the system restore point process. Make back-up of your important data and save all your work.
When process completes successfully, then check the problem gets solved or not.
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Muhammad Tayyab is a long time contributor at Geekspie.com. Muhammad has years of experience writing about tech, including tutorials to resolve common problems users experience with Windows and Mac computers, iOS and and android devices, and software of all kinds. He can be reached through the contact us form.