Are you recently encountering problems with Windows SCNotification and very frequently you are shown an error window stating that the SCNotification service has stopped working? If so, know that you are not the only one because this type of error is very frequent especially in Windows 7 and, as you will understand, the SCNotification crash is actually due, most of the time to other components.
In this guide, therefore, without getting too lost in useless chatter, I will explain how to solve problems with Windows SCNotification.
- Troubleshoot problems with Windows SCNotification
- What is SCNotification
- Crash SCNotification
Troubleshoot problems with Windows SCNotification
Before going to see how to fix the SCNotification crash I want to explain to you roughly what this service is for and how it works.
What is SCNotification
On Microsoft operating systems up to Windows 8 a particular module called Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SSCM) is pre-installed, which takes care of managing the entire operating system; I will omit the specifications in detail but I only tell you that SCNotification is precisely the component of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager dedicated to notifications.
SCNotification is a component that by its nature must in some way “communicate” with other components of the operating system but if a component is not perfectly installed and configured these annoying problems are created with Windows SCNotification which will lead to continuously display a window like this .
Problems with Windows SCNotification are almost always related to installed .NET components . In order to function, many applications use a Microsoft framework called .NET, it is a sort of working environment that the applications draw on; if in your computer there is one or more versions of .NET installed then almost certainly to solve the SCNotification crash you will just need to repair these .net frameworks or simply delete and reinstall them.
The simplest thing you can try to do is download Microsoft’s .NET Framework repair program; the program is called Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool and is available on this page.
This program repairs .NET Framework versions 4.8, 4.7.2, 4.7.1, 4.7, 4.6.2, 4.6.1, 4.6, 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4.0 and 3.5 SP1 (includes .NET 3.0 SP2 and .NET 2.0 SP2).
Press the red button marked download and wait for the program to be downloaded and then start the program (with administrator privileges) and start the repair by pressing Next
Once all the checks have been completed, press the Finish button and restart the computer.
If this does not work then you will have to uninstall the .net frameworks one at a time by following this guide. Start by removing the most recent framework, i.e. the one with the highest version and see if the problems with Windows scnotification are solved, if not, continue with the others. Removing the .net frameworks will prevent the correct execution of all the programs that use them so you will have to try to reinstall them later (by downloading them from the Microsoft site).