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The Windows Media Services service hung on starting.

Ever since I installed a Creative sound card in my Windows 2003 server I get this error in my system log:

The Windows Media Services service hung on starting.
Event ID 7022

Anyone know how to avoid this from happenning everytime I start up?
1 Solution
Mike KlineCommented:
Have you tried updating the drivers on the sound card?   I'll look around and see what I find.

Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
>>>Anyone know how to avoid this from happenning everytime I start up?
If you just want to stop this message from seeing when you boot or in your system log..then simply you can DISABLE this service from services.msc snap-in but as it does not give the solution.

Please answer the following questions if you can: -

1. Does it hang when run in Safe Mode?

2. Did you check the Log on As tab in this service ? It should set to "SYSTEM" account because all the Kernel mode services or Windows Executive services are started under the security context of this account only.

3. Do you see this error when you unplug the sound card? If it hungs when you insert the sound card then there is problem with the module replaced by system while intiaiizing the sound card for the very first time. For this to be resolved you need to run SFC /scannow from run box after installing the sound card and its driver.

4. Did you check all the parameters defined in registry for this service under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\

5. If you are running Windows Media Services on domain controller then please see this article: -

6. Finally it comes to me how i resolve this issue please let us know :-)


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