How to recover from application services that is stuck in starting or stopped state?


When an attempt is made to stop or start a Window or application service it may get stuck in stopping, starting state or prompts with Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.


1. Find out the Service Name

To do this, go into services and double click on the service which has stuck.  Make a note of the “Service Name”.

service name

2. Find out the PID of the service

Open a command prompt and type in:

sc queryex [servicename]

(where [servicename] is the name of the service you obtained from Step 1) Make note of the PID.


3. Kill the PID

From the same command prompt type in:

taskkill /f /pid [PID]

(Where [PID] is the service number)

If it is successful you should receive the following message:

SUCCESS: The process with PID XXXX has been terminated.

kill service