Superfetch will not start – Solutions to fix Windows 7 problem immediately


When running your Windows 7 computer, I believe you will at some points get the “Superfetch will not start” error message like: “Windows could not start the Superfetch service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified”. But what is exactly the Superfetch and how to fix this problem to make computer always running in the background? In this article, you may get the answers.

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Firstly, what is Superfetch?
In a nutshell, Superfetch has something to do with the system performance that pre-loads applications such as system cache into memory to reduce the load time of these applications. In this way, you can easily manage or reduce the number of applications at system startup to make computer boot faster. However, if one of the many enabled services at start-up is corrupted, it may significantly lengthen the system boot time. So when getting the “Superfetch will not start” error message, you should immediately take actions to solve it so as to make your computer start up faster and run smoothly all the time.

How to fix “Superfetch will not start” error?
To fix the problem, you can directly click on the “Start” button, Run and then type services.msc into the search bar; press Enter to go. A Services window will open immediately; then you can scroll down the list to Superfetch to check whether its status indicates that it has stopped. If it is stopped, enable the service and make sure that the Startup Type has been set to Automatic before you save and exit Services window.

With the above manual solution, you can re-launch the Superfetch service to solve the “Superfetch will not start” problem. But secondly, I highly recommend that you can run your antivirus program to detect and remove all threats from the computer. Such malware are notoriously known for attacked the computer and reset the system settings. Once your computer in infected, it will be very easy for your to encounter the Superfetch not running error messages again and again even though you have enabled it again with the above solutions. By the way, to ensure the smooth running of the computer, it is highly suggested that you can let your computer protection program running in the background all the time.

Thirdly, do not forget to spend several minutes scanning & fixing registry problems. Registry is very easy to get corrupted or broken due to programs installation & uninstallation or virus attacks. The registry errors will stop the system from running the responding entries to load the Superfetch service, causing the Superfetch will not start error messages. For the stable and smooth computer performance, you have to regularly fix Windows registry errors either manually or automatically with a registry cleaning tool.

In a word, there is no need to worry too much when getting the “Superfetch will not start” error messages. With the solutions in the article, I believe you can both fix this Windows 7 problem and other computer problems effectively.

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Posted by Daisy in Blog Computer error fix on January 10th, 2012 | 8 Comments

8 Responses to Superfetch will not start – Solutions to fix Windows 7 problem immediately

  1. Sarah Anti -  January 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    My OS is Windows Vista. Every so often, when I turn on my comp., I will sometimes get this pop-up message that tells me that my super fetch has stopped working. Thanks for letting me know what it is and how to fix the problem.

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  2. Magdalen Yates -  January 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Hey, a couple days ago my computer went to a black screen after I logged in. I have looked all around the internet but I have still not have found a solution. After I log in there is nothing except for a cursor. Sometimes there will be a message that says SuperFetch has stopped working. Also, when I hit CRT-ALT-DEL it doesn’t give me the option of the task manager.Tied your solutions and now the problem has been solved quickly without errors. Great post!!

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