CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider (cnghwassist) Service Defaults in Windows 8
CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider.
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The CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is disabled and therefore it won't start under any conditions. If CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the cnghwassist service hasn't been started.
Restore Default Startup Configuration for CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider
1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.
2. Save the Win8_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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.