Error 1067, The process terminated unexpectedly in Windows 10

Error 1067, The process terminated unexpectedly in Windows 10

Windows Background Services enable Windows features to work properly. One of the errors that occurs for Windows Services is Error 1067, the process is terminated unexpectedly. This is an error that you may experience when you try to start a service-based operation on your Windows 10. This error is mainly due to faulty services or damaged settings of this particular service . The solution to this problem is described in this post.

The 1067 error can occur with any of the Windows 10 PC background services. Regardless of the service involved, the hotfix described here is applicable. In this post, we will choose the Fax service as our case of species.

Error 1067, the process is terminated unexpectedly

Before you proceed with the fix, try restarting your computer and see if the error persists. If this persists, follow the steps below.

  1. Refresh potentially damaged service settings in the registry
  2. Run the System File Checker or DISM
  3. Manually start the service
  4. Troubleshoot in a clean boot state
  5. Use Refresh the Windows tool or reinstall the program.

Before you begin, consider creating a system restore point first.

1) Refresh potentially corrupt service settings in the registry

Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box. Type regedit in the box and press Enter to open the Registry Editor window.

In the Registry Editor window, go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Services

Locate and right-click your service with error 1067 (in this case, fax service) under Services plugged. So chosen Export. Choose a location to save it in the pop-up window. This is for security reasons.

Back in the Registry Editor window, right-click the fax service, but this time choose Wipe off. Quit the window.

Restart your computer.

This will update or reinstall the Windows service.

If that does not help, you can merge the saved registry file. Go to Fax service file; you have saved to the desktop when you performed the export action above in step 1. Right-click the file and select Merge (see screen capture below).

Click on Yes on the confirmation prompt. This will install the fax service.

2) Run the System File Checker or DISM

Run the system file checker, ie. Run sFC / scan now from a high command prompt. Restart at the end and check. Windows 10 users can repair their Windows image and see if it helps.

3) Manually start the service

Press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialog box. Type services.msc and press Enter to open the Windows Services window.

In the Services window, locate the fax service and right-click on it.

Make sure that its startup type is not set to Off. Click on beginning and close the window.

the Windows service this time must begin without the error 1067.

4) Troubleshooting in a clean boot state

Start in safe mode and see if the service starts. Many times, non-Microsoft services or drivers may interfere with the smooth operation of system services. Alternatively, you can also run a clean boot and manually fix the problem to determine which offending process might be interfering.

5) Use Refresh Windows Tool or reinstall the program

If your Windows 10 computer is facing many problems, including corrupted files, please use the Windows 10 Refresh Tool. The process does the following:

  1. Keep your personal files and settings
  2. Replaces all Windows 10 system files with a new copy.
  3. Keep the applications that came with your PC
  4. Keep the applications you have installed from the Microsoft Store.

It finally corrects your computer without worrying about data loss. To use it, you need to download the Microsoft Windows Update Tool.

If the service that generates errors is software-related, reinstalling the software would be the best option.

PS: If you need more suggestions, please see this – Windows services will not start.

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