troubleshooting Question

Can't stop or start services nor install new applications after windows 3.1 installer update

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Windows 2000 server, SP4

None of the services will stop on the server.  When I try to stop any service the error message appears: 'error: 1053 The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion' and the status remains on 'stopping'.  After a reboot the service starts again or the status remains on 'stopping'.  Trying to change the startup mode to manual hangs the services mmc.  I cannot install any Microsoft updates, they just sit there and do nothing.  I have searched for this error but can only find errors relating to starting not stopping  I have ran a virus scan in safe mode and run adware software and found nothing.  I saw that another user was able to fix their problem by disabling the PBE agent in safe mode, I cannot access the services when in safe mode to stop them.
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