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7 Fixes of Diagnostic Policy Service Not Running Issue

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Even though Microsoft Windows is one of the most famous and easy-to-use Operating System, but it is bombarded with many errors, “Diagnostic Policy Service is not running” is one of them. But the best part about them is that they are very easy to rectify.

In this article, we are going to give you some easy fixes to solve the “Diagnostic Policy Service is not running” error.

What is the Diagnostic Policy Service?

Microsoft has provided its users with a tool by which they can detect and troubleshoot any error prevailing on your Windows PC. So, it is there to diagnose your computer.

Fixes For Diagnostic Policy Service not running

As mentioned earlier, the Diagnostic Policy is there to resolve issues, but what if it is the issue that needed to be resolved. But, do not panic as in this section we are going to solve the problem with a few easy methods:-

1. Make sure than the Diagnostic Policy Service is running

Before going any further and looking at actual solutions, one should check whether the Diagnostic Policy Service is running. Even though, they are enabled by default but sometimes because of some wrongful setting twitches they are disabled.

Therefore, to enable it, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Services application either by searching it out from the start menu or by the RUN Box(Win + R), type “services.msc and hit enter,

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Step 2: Now from the appeared menu, navigate to the Diagnostic Policy Services option by scrolling down and then double-click on it to launch.

Step 3: Then click will redirect you to the Diagnostic Policy Service Properties (Local Computer), make sure that Service Status is running if not then click on the Start button to enable it. 

Finally, click on Apply> OK to end the proceeding and you are good to go.

If you have changed the settings then the best opinion for you would be to restart the computer and you are good to go.

2. Check your drivers

Two of the most prominent reasons, for Diagnostic Policy Service not working issue, is either an out-dated or a malfunctioned Network Adapter Driver. Therefore, in this section, we are going to resolve both of the mentioned problems.

Update the Network Driver:-

Even though Windows tend to update the driver automatically but sometimes it doesn’t. So, sometimes you gotta do it yourself. To update the Network Driver you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Device Manager application either by searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then select “Device Manager” from the appeared list.

Step 2: Now, from the appeared screen navigate to the Network Adapter option, expand it, right-click on the connected Network Adapter, and then select Update Driver from the appeared list.

After the completion of the update, you need to restart your computer once, and hopefully, the Network Diagnostic not working problem will be resolved.

If this doesn’t work then the chances of your Driver being malfunctioned are high. So, in the next method, we have discussed a solution for that as well.

Reinstall the Network Adapter Driver:-

The second fix would be to reinstall the Network Adapter Driver. Therefore, first, we are going to delete it and then install it. To do that you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Device Manager application either by searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then select “Device Manager” from the appeared list.

Step 2: Now, from the appeared screen navigate to the Network Adapter option, expand it, right-click on the connected Network Adapter, and then select Uninstall Device from the appeared list.

This will uninstall your current Network Adapter. Afterward, you need to restart your computer.

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Step 3: From the top of the screen click on the Action tab and then select Scan or hardware changes. 

This will allow you to install the new driver and hopefully, will the Diagnostic Policy not working issue.

Bonus: Use Driver Easy to fix any Driver related problem:-

Even though the methods mentioned above will work. But it has a lot of manual labor that you need to do, what if there is an application, that will do all of that work for you. We present the Driver Easy.

To update your driver with its help of need first download and install it, afterwards, follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Driver Easy application, be on Scan, and then click on the Scan Now button.

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The application will search for any available updates.

Step 2: Now, you can see an Update button in front of all the Outdated drivers, click on it to update your driver.

It’s as easy as it gets. After updating the driver you should restart your computer and hopefully, you no longer face the Diagnostic Policy Service not working problem.

3. Give Administrator Privileges to the Network Services

According to many Windows users, giving the Network Services administrator privilege will rectify the Diagnostic Policy Service not working issue. For this method, we are going to use the OG Command Line Interpreter, which is the Command Prompt.

To do that, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Command Prompt as admin either by searching it out from the start menu or by the RUN Box(Win + R), type “cmd” and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

Step 2: Type the following commands and hit enter.

net localgroup Administrator /add networkservice

net localgroup Administrator /add localservice

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Both of these commands will work together and give your Network Service Administrator Privileges

Restart your computer and hopefully, after this, you won’t face the “Diagnostic Policy Service not working” problem.

4. Scan your System files

Sometimes, the problem is more critical than just a wrongful setting twitches, therefore, in this section, we are going to check the system files and see if they are corrupt or not.

To check the system files we are going to use the Windows inbuilt command-line interpreter, the PowerShell. The PowerShell is nothing but a fancier alternative of the Command Prompt. 

To do that, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the PowerShell as an admin by either searching it out of the start menu or by RUN(Win + R), type “powershell” and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

Step 2: Type the following command and hit enter.

sfc /scannow

This will scan all your files and see whether they are corrupted or not. If they are, then Windows will automatically repair them.

After the completion of the process, you need to restart the computer, and hopefully, the Dia

5. Update your Computer

Most of the problem in your Windows is nothing more than a bug. Since you are not the only one suffering from this problem and the whole of Microsoft’s customer base is dealing with this issue, therefore, Microsoft might have released a new update.

To install the new update on your computer you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Settings application either by searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then select “Settings from the appeared list.

Step 2: On the appeared screen, click on the Update & Security option.

Step 3: Make sure that you are on the Windows Update tab and then click on Check for updates.

This will update your computer and hopefully, the Diagnostic Policy Service not working problem will be eliminated.

6. Restore your Windows

This is interlinked with the previous method, if you didn’t get any update or the update wasn’t able to fix your problem then you should try to restore your OS back to the point in time when it was working.

To restore your windows, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch System Restore by either searching it out of the start menu or by RUN(Win + R), type “rstrui” and hit enter.

Step 2: This will launch the System Restore Windows, click on Next, select a restore point, and then click on the Next Button.

Note: This can delete some of your applications, therefore, you need to make sure nothing important gets deleted. To know that, click on the Scan for affected programs.

Hopefully, after this, the Diagnostic Policy Service not working issue will get eliminated.

Wrap-up:-

In this article, we have seen 6 methods to fix the Diagnostic Policy Service not working. Let’s just quickly go over them.

  • Make sure that your diagnostic policy is running: Search Bar> Services> Dioagnostic Policy> Start> Apply> OK.
  • Update your Driver: Device Manager> Network Adapter> {Problematic Network( right-click )}> Update Driver.
  • Reinstall your Driver: Device Manager> Network Adapter> {Problematic Network( right-click )}> Uninstall Device then to install, Action> Scan for Hardware Changes
  • Give Administrator Privileges to Network Device: Launch cmd as an admin, type the following commands, and hit enter after each entry.

net localgroup Administrator /add networkservice

net localgroup Administrator /add localservice

  • Scan your Files:  Launch cmd as an admin, type the following commands and hit enter.

sfc /scannow

  • Update your Windows: Settings> Update & Security> Check for updates.
  • Restore your Windows: Restore Point> Next> {Select a restore point}> Next