Some Windows 10 users are complaining about an issue they are encountering when they are trying to modify a service status on their computer. In the affected computers, whenever an user is trying to start, stop or pause a service an error message is popping up- “Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.”. If you are facing similar kind of problem, go for these solutions.
Fix-1 Modify Registry Editor-
Modifying the Registry Editor will solve this problem on your computer.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window.
2. In Run window, type “regedit” and then click on “OK” to open Registry Editor.
Click on “Yes” if the permission is requested by User Account Control.
Before proceeding to the main solution, we suggest you to create a backup of your registry. In case anything goes wrong you can import the backup to your original registry. Follow the next few steps to do so-
2. In Registry Editor window, click on “File” and then click on “Export“.
3. In Export Registry File window, choose a favorable location to store the backup on your computer. Then, name the backup as “Original Registry“.
4. Set the ‘Export Range‘ to “All” and then click on “Save” to save the registry backup on your computer.
5. In Registry Editor window, go this location-
6. On the right hand side of the Registry Editor window, right click and then click on “New>” and then click on “DWORD (32-bit) Value“.
7. Name the new key as “ServicesPipeTimeout“.
8. Double click on “ServicesPipeTimeout” to modify it’s value data.
9. In Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value window, click on “Hexadecimal” to set the base.
10. Now, enter “180000” as the ‘Value data:‘. Click on “OK” to save the changes on your computer.
Close Registry Editor window.
Reboot your computer to let the changes take effect.
After rebooting try to resume, pause or stop the problematic service on your computer.
Fix-2 Run SFC and DISM scan-
1. To open an elevated Command Prompt window, type “cmd” in the Search box beside Windows icon.
2. Then right click on “Command Prompt” in the elevated search result and then click on “Run as administrator“.
3. In Command Prompt window, copy-paste these two commands one-by-one and hit Enter to execute these commands sequentially on your computer.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Both of these commands will take a while to scan your system files.
Once done, close Command Prompt window.
Reboot your computer to complete the scanning process.
Your problem should be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.