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How to Start/Stop
Performance Logs & Alerts service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: pla
Display name: Performance Logs & Alerts

Description:
Performance Logs and Alerts Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on
preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. If this service is
stopped, performance information will not be collected. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly
depend on it will fail to start.

Path to executable:
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Performance Logs & Alerts from Services.msc.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Locate Performance Logs & Alerts observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Performance Logs & Alerts

To finish press ok button and close Services window
Type regedit and press Enter
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pla and
locate Start registry key
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of Performance Logs & Alerts from Registry Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Performance Logs & Alerts:

net start pla

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Performance Logs & Alerts:

net stop pla

To change Startup type:

Automatic:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pla" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pla" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pla" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pla" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pla" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pla" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of Performance Logs & Alerts from
Command Prompt.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent Performance Logs & Alerts service from starting with the
operating system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Write msconfig and press Enter
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Performance Logs & Alerts.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.  
Up Back
   
   
Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.