Service Hang in "Stopping Mode"

Posted on 2010-08-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
How I can completed stop or restart a service which has stuck in "Stopping Mode". I dont want to restart my server.
I am using Windows Server 2000.
Question by:Aamir Sarfaraz

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you can try right clicking the particular service and giving refresh or try with properties of the service, by going to services window. i.e.,
Run-> services.msc

I think restarting will be the good option if nothing works out also you can set that service to run automatically in services window. by going to the properties of the service.

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use pskill to stop the underlying process

post back results

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I would check the executable that the service runs and kill it from taskmanager. If the service runs under svchost, you can use tasklist /svc in cmd to check which svchost it's running under. If there are multiple services running under the svchost that your service's running under, I'd be careful in killing that process.
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Hi  Aamsoh,
Please try using the SC command to query the status of the Service and then try using SC command with the Stop parameter and stop the service incase the service is still running.
Also you can use the Tasklist to view the Service running and kill the associated PID.
Alternately please check the dependencies of the services in the Services console and determine if the status of any of the dependencies is causing the issues.

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by:Aamir Sarfaraz
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HI, adaroc: pskill is a command or what. I tried on command prompt but it is not exist.

hi, ren20atom: SC command does not exist in Server 2000.

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michko-au earned 2000 total points
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On Windows 2000, you'll want to use 'kill' which is in the Windows Server 2000 resource kit.
You can download some tools individually here: http://www.petri.co.il/download_free_reskit_tools.htm

The steps to follow are detailed here:

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