The CldFlt service failed to start in Windows 11/10 [Fixed] – TheWindowsClub

After updating Windows 11/10 you may see The CldFlt service failed to start error message, in the Event Viewer. The CldFlt Service uses the CldFlt.sys file (Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver) which is a Windows core file system driver located in the %WinDir%system32drivers folder and this service starts running automatically with Microsoft OneDrive. Many users reported that they faced this error when they upgraded the system to Windows 11. If you are also facing this error, then this post may help you.

Event ID 7000, The CldFlt service failed to start due to the following error:
The request is not supported

The CldFlt service failed to start in Windows 11/10 [Fixed]

If you want to fix the CldFlt service error on your Windows 11/10. So, follow the below troubleshooting method to fix this issue.

  1. Change this Registry value
  2. Run SFC and DISM command
  3. Uninstall and re-install OneDrive
  4. Hide the Error Entries from appearing in the Event Viewer

1] Change this Registry value

Windows Registry is the most useful method to resolve this type of issue. But before changing anything in Windows Registry my suggestion is to take a Backup of your Windows registry in order to any damage that happens during the change. After taking a backup of your Windows Registry, follow the below steps to change it.

  • Press the Window + R keys together to open the Run command box
  • Type regedit in the search box and click on OK to open Registry Editor
  • Now, click on Yes to allow this app to make changes to your device
  • In the Registry Editor, navigate to the location mentioned below
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicesCldFlt
  • On the right side, locate the registry entry Start which is of type REG_DWORD
  • Now, double-click on Start to open the Edit Window to change the value of this entry
  • In the Edit DWORD Window, change the Value Data from the default value of 2 to 4
  • Click on OK to save the change

After completing this process restart your computer and check whether this issue is resolved.

2] Run the SFC and DISM command

If the above method does not fix this issue, then your Windows system files may be corrupt or missing. In this case, you can run the System Files Checker(SFC) command. The SFC command will fix or replace the Windows system files. The DISM command scans the Windows image for any errors and fixes them. Now, follow the below steps to run SFC and DISM command.

  • Click the Windows key and type cmd in the search box to open Command Prompt
  • Click on the Run as administrator
  • Type the SFC command mentioned below
sfc /scannow
  • Hit on the Enter key to start the scanning process
  • Wait till the scanning process is completed
  • After completing the SFC scanning process again open the Command Prompt
  • After opening the command prompt, type the DISM scan command as mentioned below
Dism /.......

Source: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cldflt-service-error-windows

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