- 1 Hamachi service stopped on Windows 10 [Complete Guide]
- 1.1 Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
- 1.2 3. Reinstall Hamachi
- 1.3 IObit Uninstaller
- 1.4 4. Make sure that the WMI service is running
- 1.5 5. Create a script to automatically restart Hamachi
- 1.6 6. Check the Hamachi and the security settings
- 1.7 7. Change the Hamachi settings
- 1.8 8. Perform a Clean boot
- 1.9 9. Perform a System Restore
- 2 Hamachi Service Status Stopped Issue: Fix It Today
- 2.1 Method 1: Run as administrator
- 2.2 Method 2: Enabling the WMI service
- 2.3 Method 3: Configuring the LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling service
- 2.4 Method 4: Uninstall third-party Firewall/Antivirus
- 2.5 Method 5: Changing dependencies to add Workstation
- 2.6 Method 6: Create a startup to automatically restart the Hamachi service
- 2.7 Method 7: Uninstall and Reinstall
Hamachi service stopped on Windows 10 [Complete Guide]
Bitdefender is such an antivirus, not only much-awarded for its performance and detection results, but also for the low impact upon other programs running on your PC.
Moreover, if you’re using Hamachi for gaming purposes, the Game Profile in Bitdefender will be extremely useful.
By activating this profile, most processes, except for the real-time protection, are canceled, so that you can enjoy a seamless online experience.
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3. Reinstall Hamachi
Sometimes, certain registries in the installation files might have been corrupted which also causes the program to perform poorly.
In order to fix the problem, it’s advised that you uninstall, then reinstall Hamachi.
There are several ways to do that, but the best method is to use uninstaller software such as IObit Uninstaller. The tool ensures that all files and registry entries associated with the application you remove are deleted.
Once you completely remove Hamachi using this method, install it again and the problem should be resolved.
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4. Make sure that the WMI service is running
- Press Windows Key + R and enter services.msc. Then click OK.
- Locate and double-click the Windows Management Instrumentation service in order to open its properties.
- Set the Startup type to Automatic. If the service isn’t running, click the Start button to start it. Now click Apply and OK to save changes.
Once you start this service, try running Hamachi and check if the problem is still there.
WMI is one of the required services that Hamachi needs in order to run properly, so you should not skip this step.
If Hamachi does not work on your PC, check this detailed guide to get more ideas on how to fix it
5. Create a script to automatically restart Hamachi
This is a more advanced solution, and if you’re not familiar with Task Scheduler perhaps you should skip it.
What you need to do is to create a script that will restart the Hamachi service and then restart the application.
- Start Notepad as administrator.
- Enter the following:
- net stop Hamachi2Svc
- net start Hamachi2Svc
- start «C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe»
- Go to File / Save as.
- Set Save as type to All Files and enter HamachiRestart.cmd as the File name. Choose C:\Windows\System32 as the save location and click the Save button.
After creating this file, you can run it manually to restart the services, or you can create an event in Task Scheduler and set this script to repeat itself every couple of hours.
This is just a workaround, and a bit complicated, so if you’re not familiar with Task Scheduler or scripts, perhaps this solution is not for you.
In order for this workaround to work, it’s crucial that you use the correct path to hamachi-2-ui.exe in your script, so be sure to double-check it.
6. Check the Hamachi and the security settings
- Open the Services window, locate LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling service, and set Startup type to Automatic.
- Go to the Log On tab and choose Local System account.
- Check Allow service to interact with desktop. Click Apply and OK to save changes.
After doing that, you need to change the security settings for Hamachi.
- Go to the C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi directory.
- Right-click the hamachi-2.exe and choose Properties.
- Go to the Security tab and click Edit.
- Select your user account and make sure that the Full control option is checked in the Allow column. (You might have to add Users group to the list and give them Full Control privileges for Hamachi as well.)
After making these changes, check for the problem reoccurrence.
7. Change the Hamachi settings
- Open the Services window and double-click LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine service.
- When the Properties window opens, click the Start button to start the service.
- Go to the Recovery tab and set First failure, Second failure, and Subsequent failures to Restart the Service. Set Reset fail count after to 0 days and Restart service after 1 minutes.
After making these changes, click Apply and OK.
Once you change the properties of this service, check if the problem is still there.
8. Perform a Clean boot
- Press Windows Key + R. Type msconfig and click OK or press Enter.
- Go to the Services tab and check the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox. Now click the Disable all button.
- Go to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
- Right-click the first application on the list and choose Disable from the menu. Do this for all applications on the list.
- Navigate back to the System Configuration window. Click Apply and OK and restart your PC.
With this step, you make sure that no other app interferes with Hamachi.
Once your PC restarts, check if the problem is still there. If the issue doesn’t appear, try enabling the disabled applications and services one by one until you find the cause of the problem.
Once you find the problematic application, keep it disabled, or uninstall it.
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9. Perform a System Restore
- Press Windows Key + S and enter system restore. Select Create a restore point from the list of results.
- Click the System Restore button, select a point in time then click Next to proceed.
- Alternatively, enable Show more restore points option if available. Select the desired restore point and click Next.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.
After you restore your system successfully, check if the problem reoccurs.
The Hamachi service stopped error usually occurs if there’s a problem with one of your services, but you should be able to fix this error using the solutions from this article.
Tell us if these solutions were helpful – use the comments section to get in touch with us.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and was completely revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
Hamachi Service Status Stopped Issue: Fix It Today
LogMeIn Hamachi software is a popular VPN used all over the world. Currently, many users are facing the Hamachi service status stopped issue and that’s why they are not able to use it. A self-diagnose popup appears when users open the software and it shows the error as Service status: stopped for Hamachi.
It also shows the status of the Files and Folders and Drivers, both of them are good to go and the issue is with Hamachi service only.
It is reported to appear on Windows 10 in most of the cases but there are some cases in which it is reported on other Windows versions and other operating systems as well.
If you are also facing this issue and that’s what brought you here then no need to worry anymore as we will show you some fantastic solutions that will fix the issue today. You just need to follow the steps properly and go through every method and you will get rid of the issue today and the application will open as smoothly as it used to do earlier.
Method 1: Run as administrator
Try to run the Hamachi software as an administrator and you might get the issue fixed. This is the simplest solution that you can try out so give it a try and see what happens.
Follow the below steps.
- Right-click on the LogMeIn Hamachi shortcut on your desktop and click on Run as Administrator.
- Now, check if the issue gets resolved or not.
- If it gets resolved then do one thing, right-click the shortcut and go to Properties. Now, go to the Compatibility tab. There will be a checkbox labeled Run this program as an administrator. Tick it.
- Click Apply and ok to save the changes so now every time when you launch it, it will run with administrative privileges so it will work fine.
Method 2: Enabling the WMI service
The problem might get solved by enabling the Windows Management Instrumentation service (WMI service). Let us check the steps on how we can enable it.
- Open the run box and type “services.msc” and press Enter to open up the Services screen.
- Now, you have to look for the Windows Management Instrumentation service. You have to scroll down to services starting from W and you will find it.
- Double click it and it will open its properties.
- Now, go to the General tab.
- Here, there will be a field called Startup type. Its value should be set to Automatic. Make sure it is the same.
- Now, click the Start button.
- Click Apply to save the changes.
Now, check whether the issue has been resolved or is appearing again. If it is not yet resolved then no need to worry as we have more solutions to help you out so just move to the next one.
Method 3: Configuring the LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling service
Follow the below steps to configure the LogMeIn Hamachi tunneling service as it has solved the problems for many users so give it a try.
- Open services window (run box – services.msc) and locate LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine service.
- Double click it to open the Properties.
- In the General tab, the Startup Type should be set to Automatic.
- Now, move to the next tab: Log On tab.
- Now, enable the Local System account and tick the checkbox associated with Allow service to interact with desktop.
- Save it by clicking Apply and Ok.
- Now, you have to navigate to the location of your LogMeIn Hamachi installation. This is the default location (C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi), if you have installed it in some other location then navigate to that.
- Now, locate the hamachi-2.exe file and right-click it and choose Properties.
- Now in the Security tab, select the Users group.
- Now, you have to provide the Read & Execute permissions to the Users group from the below section.
- Save it by clicking Apply and Ok and then check whether the issue gets resolved or not.
Method 4: Uninstall third-party Firewall/Antivirus
Firewall and antivirus may be preventing the application to open and resulting in the error that you are facing currently. For this, you have to add an exception for Hamachi in the exception list of your antivirus and firewall. This will allow it to run.
Another way is to disable the antivirus and firewall for some time and check if the issue gets resolved.
You can uninstall them as well and check what happens. If the problem gets solved then you can contact the firewall and antivirus support team and let them know about this issue and they will help you out in fixing it permanently.
Method 5: Changing dependencies to add Workstation
Follow the below steps to change dependencies to add Workstation:
- Type cmd in the Windows search box and right-click the first result-Command prompt and click on Run as Administrator.
- Now, enter the below command and press enter.
sc config Hamachi2Svc depend= Winmgmt/LanmanWorkstation.
- After executing the command, restart the system and check whether the issue gets solved or not.
Method 6: Create a startup to automatically restart the Hamachi service
Follow the below steps:
- Type notepad in the Windows search box and right-click Notepad and open it as an administrator.
- Type the following commands in notepad.
net stop Hamachi2Svc
net start Hamachi2Svc
start “C :\Program Files (x86)\Hamachi-2-ui.exe “
- Now, go to File→ Save As and set the filename as HamachiStart.cmd.
- Now, you have to store the file at C:\Windows\System32. This will store the file in the System 32 folder of Windows. Open the run box and type “taskschd.msc” and press enter.
- The task scheduler will open up. Click on Create task from the right side.
- Now, set a name for your task in the General tab. Now, in security options, make sure that your user account is selected.
7. Click on the option: Run only when the user is logged on.
- There will be a drop-down menu at the last saying Configure for, choose the value Windows 10 in it.
- In the Triggers tab, click on New… Here, select At Startup for Begin the task. Also, check the Enabled box in Advanced settings. Click ok.
- In the Actions tab, click on the New… button. Set the Action to Start a program and hit the Browse button. You have to select the notepad file that we saved. Click ok.
- In the Conditions tab, uncheck everything that is checked and click Ok.
This will fix the issue.
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Method 7: Uninstall and Reinstall
This is the last step that you should take when no method works for you. You need to uninstall the software and then reinstall it back. Follow the below steps.
- Open the Control panel and click Programs and features.
- Look for LogMeIn Hamachi here and right-click it and select Uninstall.
- It will get uninstalled and then you need to install it back from the official website.
- Download and install it and then restart your system.
- Now, check whether the Hamachi not working issue gets solved or not.
So, here were the solutions to fix the hamachi service stopped the issue. Hope you got a clear idea of the solutions and will follow the steps properly to just get rid of the issue today.
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