If you keep getting the error message saying “Error 1053: the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion”, you’re not alone! Many Windows users are reporting it, but don’t worry. You can fix it.

Why do I get the error 1053?

The error 1053 occurs when the service you try starting, pausing or stopping takes more than 30 seconds to respond, but Windows waits only 30 seconds for a service to start by default.

How to fix the error 1053?

To fix the error 1053, you’ll need to change the ServicesPipeTimeout DWORD value. This could give the service more time to start up so the problem won’t occur again.

Please proceed with extrem cautions. Faulty modifying settings in Registry Editor could damage your Windows installation beyond repair. Don’t change any registry entries without knowing exactly what you’re about to edit.
Also, before you make any changes, make sure that you have backed up your Registry first.

Here is how to do it:

Step 1: On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog.

Step 2: Type regedit in the box, then click OK.

If you’re prompted about permissions, select Continue.

Setp 3: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\.

Step 4: Right-click the blank area on the right pane, then select New > DWORD.

Step 5: Name the new DWORD: ServicesPipeTimeout.

Step 6: Right-click ServicesPipeTimeout, then click Modify.

Step 7: Click the option button next to Decimal, then type 180000 below Value data.

Step 8: Click OK, then restart your computer.

Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your issue. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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