One or more of the services that are installed on your
computer do not start, and one of the following issues occurs:
This issue may occur if the path of the executable file for
the service contains spaces.
When Windows starts a service, it parses
the path of the service from left to right. If both of the following conditions
are true, Windows may locate and try to run the file or folder before it
locates and runs the executable file for the service:
- The path of a service’s executable file contains spaces.
- There is a file or folder on your computer’s hard disk that
has the same name as a file or folder in the path to the service's executable
For example, if
the path of the executable file for a service is C:\Program
Files\MyProgram\MyService.exe, and if a folder that is named C:\Program also
exists on your hard disk, Windows locates the C:\Program folder on your hard
disk before the C:\Program Files\MyProgram\My Service.exe file, and then tries
to run it.
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, add quotation marks around the
following entry in the Windows registry, where <ServiceName> is the name
of the service:
The ImagePath entry contains the path of the executable file for the service.
To add quotation marks around the ImagePath entry for a service:
- Click Start, and then click
- In the Open box, type
regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate, and then click the following registry entry, where
<ServiceName> is the name of the service:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<ServiceName>. For example, if the service is named MyService,
locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MyService key.
- In the right pane, double-click ImagePath.
- In the Value data box, add quotation marks
around the complete path of the executable file for the service.
example, if the path of the MyService service is C:\Program
Files\MyProgram\MyService.exe, change the entry in the Value data
box for the MyService service to the following
- Click OK, and then quit Registry