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.