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When you attempt to use a Control Panel tool to change the configuration of a computer running Microsoft Windows NT, you may receive the following error message:
The services database is locked.
This behavior can be caused by a service that is configured to start automatically but cannot be initialized properly.
To identify and prevent a service from locking the services database:
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