Fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt – You may notice that your windows is not updating. You can’t install apps. You may face some messages like ‘Windows was unable to install updates‘, ‘Something went wrong‘ etc or windows update error 0x8024402c . So in this post we will provide all steps to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error.

We have added 10 steps to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error. We have already posted many bsod error like how to Fix irql_not_less_or_equal windows 10 Error and How to Fix Kmode Exception not Handled Error and How to fix Bad Pool Header issue in Windows 10.

Outdated operating system is more vulnerable to virus infections and encounter errors/fatal crashes more frequently. That’s a fact. Each OS has its own way of updating, but most of them receive the latest updates automatically. Windows Update service or rather Windows Update Troubleshooter may fail with an error “Service Registration Is Missing or Corrupt.” . Here’s How to Fix Driver Power State Failure Error

Fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt

Error “Service registration is missing or corrupt” is a common Windows Update error in Windows 10. Unfortunately, Windows Update troubleshooter is unable to fix it. The Service Registration is Missing looks like below

Windows Updates are essential for every system using the Windows OS. If not updated on time, the system might face serious security issues, performance issues, etc. Ideally, most computers have the Updates set to the Automatic Mode. However, at times, the system might not be able to pick up and install the updates. Here’s How to Fix Elara App is Preventing Shutdown/Restart

How to Fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt

If any user pauses the update for some time, they may experience security problems, performance issues and bugs hampering their daily operations. Most computers already have the default setting of the update being set to automatic. So below are some methods to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error. Follow each Method one by one to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error.

1) Fix From Command Prompt

  1. Press Win+X (Windows logo key and X key) at the same time.
  2. Click Command Prompt (Admin) in the pop-up menu.

3. Run below commands one by one. Type one command at a time and hit Enter until all is done.

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

As soon as you have done with above steps you have fixed Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error in Windows 10.


2) Run sfc/ scannow Command

In Windows 10/8/7/Vista, the System File Checker is integrated with Windows Resource Protection, which protects registry keys and folders as well as critical system files. If any changes are detected to a protected system file, the modified file is restored from a cached copy located in the Windows folder itself.

The error can be caused by corrupted system files. So you can use Command Prompt and run sfc/ scannow command to detect and fix the corrupted system files. Follow below steps to fix Service Registration is Missing error using Run SFC/SCAN NOW Command.

  • 1. Press Win+X (Windows logo key and X key) at the same time.
  • 2. Click Command Prompt (Admin) in the pop-up menu.
  • 3. In the command prompt window which opens, type sfc /scannow and hit Enter.
  • 4. It will take some time for the process to complete. Please be patient. After that, the corrupted system files will be detected and fixed.

Hope this method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error works for you. if not follow below method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error.


3) Check Windows Update related services are running or not

Check if certain Windows Update related services are running or not.

  • Open the ‘Run’ box and enter services.msc. Press ‘Enter’.

  • In the Services Manager, locate the ‘Windows Update Service.
  • Since the services are in alphabetical order, things become easy.
  • Ensure that the Service is Started and its Startup type set to ‘Automatic‘.
  • If the Service status is Running, click the Stop button and click the Start button to restart the service. Then click OK button.
  • Repeat above steps to start or restart Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

Cryptographic Service should be started and set to Automatic, and Background Intelligent Transfer Service should be started and set to Automatic (Delayed Start).

Hope this method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error works for you. if not follow below method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error.


4) Remove your antivirus tool

Antivirus software can interfere with core Windows 10 functions thus causing Service registration is missing or corrupt error to appear. Users reported that McAfee antivirus can cause this issue to appear, and in order to fix it, it’s recommended to remove McAfee antivirus software.

Bear in mind that almost any third-party antivirus software can cause this error to appear, therefore even if you don’t use McAfee, you might want to try removing your antivirus software. Follow Below Steps to Remove your Antivirus tool or to disable it.

  • Type Control Panel in the search box at the bottom left corner of the desktop (next to the Start menu). A contextual with the search result will pop up.
  • View by Small icons, and click Windows Firewall.
  • In the left pane, select Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
  • Check the radio button next to Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) then click OKbutton.
  • After the Windows Update error solved, you can refer steps above to turn back on the Windows Firewall.

Hope this method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error works for you. if not follow below method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error.


5. Change the Group Policy and use DISM

If your system is corrupted, you can use DISM scan to repair it. Before using DISM, you might want to change Group Policy setting. To do that, follow these simple steps:

  • Press Windows Key + R and enter gpedit.msc. Press Enter or click OK
  • In the left pane navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Tools > System.
  • In the right pane double click Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair setting.

  • After you close Group Policy Editor run the DISM scan again.

6. Run wsreset

This is one of the simplest solutions, and few users reported that it works, so you might want to give it a try. To run wsreset do the following:

  • Press Windows Key + R and enter wsreset.exe.
  • Press Enter or click OK and wait for the process to finish.

7. Download the necessary updates in the background

Few users suggested a potential workaround that requires you to use Command Prompt. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Enter net stop wuauserv command and press Enter. After that, enter wuauclt /detectnow and press Enter to detect and download the necessary updates.

This is just a potential workaround, and it might not be the permanent solution, but you can still try it on your PC.


8. Check registry values

For some unknown reason, values in your registry can change, and that can cause this problem to appear. According to users, EditionID and ProductNamehave changed from Windows 10 Pro, to Windows 10 Enterprise, and that caused this error to appear. To fix this problem, do the following:

  1. Start Registry Editor and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion key in the left pane.
  2. In the right pane find the following strings: EditionID and ProductName. Make sure that EditionID and ProductName match the version of Windows 10 you’re using. In our case, EditionID is set to Professional while the ProductID is set to Windows 10 Pro.
  3. If the values don’t match your version of Windows 10, change them.

Hope this method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error works for you. if not follow below method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error.


9. Refreshing your .NET files

As we all know, .NET files are present at the core of your computer and without them, many operations do not work. We can try refreshing these .NET files manually and check if your problem gets resolved.

  1. Press Windows + R to launch the Run application. Type “control panel” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
  2. Once in the control panel, click on the subheading of Programs present at the bottom left side of the screen.
  3. Once you are in the menu, click on “Turn Windows features on or off” present under the subheading of Programs and Features.
  4. Now a list will be populated regarding all the programs and features present on your computer. This might take a while so be patient when it is populating.
  5. Once populated, uncheck all the boxes containing the keyword of “.NET”. This process will uninstall .NET entirely and might require some time. Press Okay to save changes.
  6. Now open the window again and check all the boxes which you unchecked in the earlier steps. Now your computer will attempt to install the framework. This may require some time so be patient.
  7. Once it is installed, restart your computer for the changes to be implemented and check if the problem gets solved.

Hope this method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error works for you. if not follow below method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error.


10. Do a System Restore

You can restore your windows to previously working Time. Every system generates a system restore Points so if your System Protection is turned on, Windows will create a restore point before you install the driver. Then you can follow these steps to restore the driver to earlier version to fix this issue.

1) Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke a run box.

2) Type rstrui.exe and click OK. The System Restore Window will open.

3) Click Next then you may see the following screen. Select a restore point that was created before the error occurred. Click Next to continue and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the restore.

4) Reboot your PC and check to see if the problem Driver Power State Failure Error resolved.

Hope this method to fix Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt Error works for you.

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