Event ID 7034: How to Fix This Error Code in 4 Steps

The error may be caused by corrupt Windows registry keys

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Key notes

  • The event ID occurs when a specified service stops abruptly, causing problems in the Service Control Manager.
  • The error may occur due to corrupt system files and faulty Windows updates.
  • Running an SFC scan and a system restore can fix the error.
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The Service Control Manager (SCM) is responsible for managing the activities of the services running on your system. It handles how they start and stop and organizes corrective measures when they encounter issues.

However, Windows users complain about running into the Event ID 7034 error code sourced by the Service Control Manager. Hence, we’ll take you through the cause and fixes for the error. Check our guide about the Event ID 1001 error on Windows 11.

What causes the event ID 7034?

Event ID 7034 indicates that the service terminated unexpectedly. The error is triggered when the specified service in the alert can’t continue. Also, it can be generated when a service is terminated by the user via Task Manager. Some notable causes are:

  • Corrupt Windows registry keys – When the Windows registry keys responsible for the specified services in error are corrupt, it can result in the event ID 7034. It impedes its ability to log in and also access the needed data. Also, corrupt system files can be a culprit for the error.
  • Another software application interference – Other programs running on your computer may interfere with the activities of the specified service, causing it to run into event ID 7034 in the Event Viewer log. 
  • A corrupt Windows update – It is common for users to encounter the Event ID 7034 after installing a recent Windows update. The build blocks the activity of the services running on your PC, making them less responsive. So, the event ID can be logged if you have a faulty or corrupt update installed.

As we go further into this post, we’ll discuss ways to resolve the error and get your services running again.

How can I fix the event ID 7034?

Here’s what you should do first:

If you can’t fix the error, proceed with the troubleshooting steps below:

1. Perform a clean boot

  1. Press Windows + R key to open the Run dialog box, type msconfig, and click OK to open System Configuration.
  2. Select the Services tab and check the box for the Hide all Microsoft services option, then click the Disable all button.
  3. Go to the Startup tab and Open Task Manager.
  4. Select the startup programs and tap the Disable button.
  5. Restart your PC and check if the event ID 7034 error persists.

A Clean boot prevents services that can interfere with other essentials on your PC from running when you start the system. It will then resolve the event ID 7034.

2. Run an SFC scan

  1. Left-click the Start button, type Command Prompt, and click the Run as administrator option.
  2. Click Yes on the User Account Control prompt.
  3. Type the following and press Enter:  sfc /scannow
  4. Restart your PC and check if the error persists.

Running an SFC scan on your system will detect and repair corrupt system files causing the event ID 7034. Check how to fix the run-as-administrator option if it’s not working on your PC.

3. Uninstall recent Windows updates

  1. Press Windows + I key to open the Settings app.
  2. Click Windows Update and select Update history.
  3. Click the Uninstall updates button and select the most recent update.
  4. Tap on Uninstall to confirm the process.

Uninstalling the recent Windows update will remove any corrupt updates from the last build, causing the error to occur. Check our guide on how to uninstall updates on Windows 11 for more steps.

4. Run System Restore

  1. Left-click the Start button, type Restore, and click on Create a Restore Point.
  2. Then the System Protection tab, and click System Restore.
  3. Choose a different system restore and click Next to select a specific Restore Point.
  4. Select the last time you were able to install updates on your PC, and click Next.
  5. Click the Finish button.

System Restore backdates your system to the selected restore point and fixes issues causing the event ID 7034 errors.

Check how to fix Restore Point if it’s not working and if you have any issues running it. Our readers may also be interested in our guide about the Event ID 7023 Error on Windows 11 and some fixes to resolve it.

If you have further questions or suggestions, kindly drop them in the comments section.

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