CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider (cnghwassist) Service Defaults in Windows 10

CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider.

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider
Service name:cnghwassist
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\DRIVERS\cnghwassist.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cnghwassist

Default Behavior

CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is disabled. If CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the cnghwassist service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_cnghwassist_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The cnghwassist service is using the cnghwassist.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.