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When a service suddenly stops, you may receive the following error message:
Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
You may also receive this error message when you try to start a service.

This issue can occur if the service is disabled or if the service is disabled for the hardware profile that you are currently using.


To resolve this issue, follow the steps for your operating system.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Windows XP

More information

If a service is set to start automatically but the service is disabled for the hardware profile that you are using, the service is not started and no error message is generated.

This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ended on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.


Article ID: 241584 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 13.1
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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