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How to fix the service control manager error 7000

This is how you can fix the event ID 7000 logon issue that has a log that states: The service did not start due to a logon failure.

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How do I fix the service control manager error 7000?

  • Check the Event Viewer Log
  • Restart the Service
  • Adjust the Service Login Settings
  • Fix Event ID 7000 With the Group Policy Editor

1. Check the Event Viewer Log

First, you’ll need to ascertain what service hasn’t started. You can find further details by opening Event Viewer. This is how you can open ID 7000 logs in Event Viewer.

  • Press the Cortana button on the Windows 10 taskbar, and enter the keyword Event Viewer in the search box.
  • Select Event Viewer to open its window directly below.
  • Click Windows Logs to expand a list of log categories.
  • Select the System log to open a list of logs.
  • Click the Event ID column header to organize the events numerically.
  • Then click one of the event ID 7000 errors to open further details for it as in the snapshot directly below.

The event ID 7000 log might state: The ServiceName service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not start due to a logon failure.

Note that the exact log details can vary slightly. Nevertheless, they will tell you that a specified service did not start. So note down the specified service.

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2. Restart the Service

It might the case that the application service is not running. Thus, the service is switched off. You can restart a service as follows.

  • Enter Services in Cortana‘s search box.
  • Select to open the Services window shown directly below.
  • Scroll to the service that didn’t start. Right-click the software service and select Properties from its context menu to open the window below.
  • First, click the Startup type drop-down menu and select Automatic from there if the service is currently disabled.
  • Press the Start button to restart the service.
  • Press the Apply and OK buttons.

3. Adjust the Service Login Settings

  • You might need to configure the service’s login so that it matches your user account. You can do that by opening the Services window again.
  • Right-click the service included in the event ID 7000 log.
  • Select Properties to open the service properties window.
  • Next, select the Log On tab in the shot directly below.
  • Select the This account radio button option.
  • Input your user account name in the first blank text box.
  • Enter your user account password in the other text boxes.
  • Press the Apply > OK buttons.
  • Now restart your desktop or laptop.
  • If the service is already configured with the This account setting selected, select the Local System account option on the Log on tab instead. Then click OK, right-click the service, and select Restart.

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This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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