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    Automatic Updates Service Will Not Start


    by mark ‘techtank’ tank ·

    While trying to start the Automatic Updates service using:

    Net Start “Automatic Updates”

    I get an error in Event Viewer:

    ID: 7023
    Source: Service Control Manager
    Message: The %1 service terminated with the following error: %2

    Querying the service displays:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\CrashTDummy>sc query “Automatic Updates”
    [SC] EnumQueryServicesStatus:OpenService FAILED 1060:

    The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

    Does anybody know what this error means or how to resolve it please?

    Thank you for your time.


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    • #3027765


      by xnavydk ·

      In reply to Automatic Updates Service Will Not Start

      sounds like malware stopping the service from running. Fake AV sometimes do this. Have scanned for virus or recently “cleaned” a virus?

      You should try to post questions like this in the help forums.

      • #3028464

        Thank You

        by mark ‘techtank’ tank ·

        In reply to Malware

        Hi XnavyDK,

        Ah sorry, wrong place to post I guess, but we are having some issues with a virus at the moment and thought it might have been related.

        Thank you for the guidance and help.


        • #3028449

          No problems Mark

          by xnavydk ·

          In reply to Thank You

          You are correct tho, this forum does not have the mark helpful doodad. the ask a question one does tho. No big deal anyway, im not here for the thumbs I have two already and that’s enough, really, I just have two.

          Anyways, I thought specifically which fake av might have stopped auto update service and I think it was the antivirus XP. Good Luck!

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