Fix Error Code 1061 – The service cannot accept control messages at this time

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You may receive the following error message when you try to run or launch an application or try to connect a hardware to PC.

“Windows could not stop the xxx service on Local Computer.
Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time.”

If you are getting this error message continuously then this article might help you a lot in order to fix this issue.

Why Error 1061 Appears?

There are dozens of reasons that may cause this error code. Some of the most common reason behind this error is as follows:

  1. Corrupted/Damaged System Files
  2. Missing DLL file
  3. Corrupted Registry File
  4. Outdated Driver
  5. Running Incompatible software or hardware
  6. Virus/Troja/Malware Infection etc.
How to Fix Error Code 1061 – The service cannot accept control messages at this time

In order to fix this error you need to follow the following steps.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

As I mentioned above that this error mainly occurs due to corrupted system files, corrupted registry entries and missing system files like dll, exe, sys, inf, ocx, so the Advanced System Repair Tool may help you a lot in order to fix this error. This tool scans entire PC for trouble and fix them all just in one click.

Method 2: Restart Credential Manager Service

If you are lucky enough then Restarting Credential Manager Service may fix this error easily.

Step 1: Open Run command by pressing Windows Key + R and then type services.msc and press OK. It will open service manager window for you.
Step 2: Search for Credential Manager Service and Right click on it. Select Stop to stop this service.

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Step 3: Now right click on this service again and go to Properties. Here, select Startup type to Automatic and press Apply button.

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Step 4: Now click on Start button to Start this services again.

Method 3: Fix Corrupted System Files

Mostly this error appears because of corrupted system files so scanning windows folder using System File Checker tool would be the best idea in order to fix error code 1061 – The service cannot accept control messages at this time. You can use System File Checker Tool as follows:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator

CMD-Command

Step 1: Paste following command and press Enter

sfc /scannow

sfc scan now

Method 4: Use DISM command to repair Windows Image

DISM is a command line tool that is used for repairing corrupted windows image file. When you use system file checker tool, it uses Windows Image to copy original file and replace with corrupted system file. But if there is corruption in Windows Image then system file checker tool gets fail to repair damaged file. DISM command repair corrupted windows file and allows you to fix error code 1061.

>Run DISM Command

How to Run DISM Command in Windows 7/8/10/Server

Summary

In this article, I tried to explain how can you fix Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time in Windows 10/8/7. When this error appears you became unable to launch various application and games.

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