CDPUserSvc Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 15100

This short article shows you how to disable the CDPUserSvc_xxxxxx that is giving problem in the Windows 10 1607. You won’t be able to disable it using Services.msc.

Once you upgraded to Windows 10 Build 1607 most likely you will see the below Services with the description with error “Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 15100“.


The last 6 characters in this service is different from PC to PC for example, CDPUserSvc_4b2e3f4 .

If you are trying to disable this service then you will get the The parameter is incorrect error.


In order to disable it you need to use Regedit. Go to the following Key and set the Start value to 4 instead of 2.





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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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4 Responses to CDPUserSvc Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 15100

  1. mcwater says:

    This works but value resets to 2 when computer is powered off then on. Any permanent fixes out there?

  2. edub says:

    Thanks for the step-by-step on how to disable this service … but, what IS this service? what is it supposed to actually do? I like to know what things do (even if they have some vague error code associated with them) before I start shutting them down. Thanks again!

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