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If the ControlService() API is called simultaneously from different threads to stop multiple services, some services are stopped successfully while others eventually time out with an error 1053 (ERROR_SERVICE_REQUEST_TIMEOUT).
This problem occurs because a race condition in Services.exe causes a deadlock. This causes the stop request to time out.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.
Article ID: 215376 - Last Review: June 11, 2012 - Revision: 3.0