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How to Start/Stop
Protected Storage service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: ProtectedStorage
Display name: Protected Storage

Description:
Provides protected storage for sensitive data, such as passwords, to prevent access by unauthorized
services, processes, or users.

Path to executable:
C:\Windows\system32.lsass.exe
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Program Protected Storage 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 Protected Storage observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Protected Storage.

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\ProtectedStorage and
locate Start registry key
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of Protected Storage 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 Protected Storage:

net start ProtectedStorage

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

To Stop Protected Storage:

net stop ProtectedStorage

To change Startup Type:

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

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

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProtectedStorage" /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\ProtectedStorage" /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\ProtectedStorage" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Protected Storage 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 Protected Storage 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 Protected Storage.
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.