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Windows service throws error on start...but really is working...so why not get rid of the error

I have built a windows service.  I install it using InstallUtil (for .Net 2.0).  I turn the service on and I get:

Service cannot be started. The service process could not connect to the service controller

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But the service is actually running and seems to be working fine.  I can tell that it is running and everything is going as planned.  I just want to get rid of the error for the sake of keeping the event logger clean (or dirty depending on how you look at it)  Anyone have any ideas what can cause this?

My friends at MS gave me this helpful advice:


So now I turn to you.
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I think you have made something wrong in programming. Maybe you can search for a small source of a service and see what exactlly must do an program to be recognised as service in Windows.

Good luck

alpacamanAuthor Commented:
There was an issue finding a referenced DLL.  Unhelfpul error message.

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