cygrunsrv: Service failed to respond in a timely fashion (1.5.11)

Robert Schmidt
Sun Feb 27 06:42:00 GMT 2005


On all my PCs, I've installed a few services using cygrunsrv (cron, 
Privoxy, ...).  On my newest laptop (a brand new Dell M70, fresh XP+SP2 
and basic cygwin 1.5.11 installation), none of the cygrunsrv services 
will start.

A sample session:

$ cygrunsrv -I test --path /bin/ls.exe
$ cygrunsrv -S test
cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus:  Win32 error 1053:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely 

The cygrunsrv (loaded as service) hangs (0% CPU), and its status remains 
"Starting" forever.  Attempting to removing the service requires me to 
reboot to complete the removal.

The same happens to the sshd service as installed with sshd-host-config.
None of the regular Windows services seem to have the problem.

cygcheck output is attached - any help would be appreciated!

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