Easiest Way to Fix Windows Service Error 1053: “The service did not respond

Error 1053
You may get following error message when you start some application on your windows machine. As the application tries to start services, windows throws the following error messages.

1. Error 1053: “The service did not respond in a timely fashion” when attempting to start, stop or pause a service
2. Error 1053 : “The service did not respond to start or control request in a timely fashion” while starting the Application Server Service in Control Compliance Suite 10.x
3. You receive an “Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion” error message when a service that uses the local system account tries to start on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
4. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion and MS Software Shadow Copy Provider will not start.
5. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion and MS Software Shadow Copy Provider will not start.
6. “Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion”

Cause of Error 1053 Error Messages

There is Service Control Manager in Windows OS that controls the application state like start and stopping services automatically. By default, the Windows Service Control Manager wait for 30 seconds to respond the services. However, several bad configurations, technical restriction, invalid registry editor etc delay the services longer than 30 seconds and thus, resulting in the Service Error 1053.

How to fix Error 1053: The service did not respond Error Message?

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

The most of the common reason behind program install failed is corrupted or damaged system files like DLL files, EXE files, sys files etc. There are thousands of tiny system files are there that work specific task. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get windows service error 1053.


Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has the large database with 25 million of files. It will find all the damaged or deleted system files and reinstall them with the fresh one. After, optimizing with Advanced System Repair Tool, try to start software again.

Method 2:

Run System File Checker. As I mentioned above that corrupt or damaged system files don’t respond and resulting in this error message. System File Checker is a free tool that is already installed on Windows OS. This tool goes through the whole system files and checks each file consistently. If it founds any damaged or deleted system files it restores the files. Once the scanning completed, gently restart the PC, and the error will be cleared.

Open Command Prompt as Administrator. Go to Start menu and type cmd in search box. You will see the Command Prompt in start menu. Right click on menu and select Run as administrator. Now type following command and press Enter to start scan.

sfc /scannow
 
sfc scannow

Method 2: Edit Registry Key

If System File Checker doesn’t fix your problem then you can apply this method. However, it is very risky to edit registry file because wrong entries might down your PC permanently. Do it with cautions.

Step 1: Open Registry Editor. Type regedit in Run command and hit enter.
Run-Regedit

Step 2: Now, go to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Windows Service

Step 3: Now, select Control in left panel and you will see all the properties of Control in right panel.

Step 4: Right click on right panel and select New > DWORD value. Give name to this DWORD value as ServicesPipeTimeout and double click on it to open it.

Step 5: Set value data to 6000 and select Decimal radio button in base box and click OK.
Set DWORD

Step 6: Reboot the machine and you will notice that the error 1053 is gone.

Summary

Situation defers from PC to PC and OS Version so, it is advisable to use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix all these errors in one go.

1. Error 1053: “The service did not respond in a timely fashion” when attempting to start, stop or pause a service
2. Error 1053: “The service did not respond to start or control request in a timely fashion” while starting the Application Server Service in Control Compliance Suite 10.x
3. You receive an “Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion” error message when a service that uses the local system account tries to start on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
4. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion and MS Software Shadow Copy Provider will not start.
5. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion and MS Software Shadow Copy Provider will not start.
6. “Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion”

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