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Hit Close on the Service Stopping Progress window

mschwade
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I accidentally stopped a service on a Windows 2003 Server and the progress bar was displayed and moving slowly.  Once I realized it's not what I wanted to stop, I hit close.  Now the service is displayed as "Stopping" in Windows 2003 service manager.  Is it still trying to stop?  Is it still running?  I don't have any option to stop or start or restart, they are all grayed out.  Please let me know ASAP.

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Technophile
Commented:
Let it complete whats it's doing, then restart the service...  in a worst case scenario, you may have to reboot the server

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This is taking quite a long time though.. It has said "Stopping" for a half hour now
the_b1ackfoxTechnophile

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I would reboot the server.  Also go ahead and post the server specs.  processor, memory, hd space
Hypercat (Deb)President
BRONZE EXPERT
Commented:
The service is in a frozen state, trying to stop but unable to do so.  Some process is running that will not stop.  That is why the progress bar in your dialog box was moving so slowly. You will need to kill the task or process that is running.  At this point, you need to use a utility called "taskkill" to kill the task.  From a command prompt, you can type "taskkill /h" to find the appropriate switches you need to use to force the task to end.

Hypercat (Deb)President
BRONZE EXPERT

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Sorry - that's not "taskkill /h" but "taskkill /?".

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