When you attempt to start some Windows services using the Services MMC or command-line, error
1053 is shown, and the service fails to start. Here is the error message verbatim:
This article tells you how to fix the error
1053 when turning on a Windows service which is hosted by svchost.exe.
Fix Error 1083 “The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service”
To fix Services error
1053 in any version of Windows, follow these steps:
- Open the Services console by running
services.mscfrom Run dialog.
- Double-click the service that you want to start (but unable to).
- In the General tab of the service properties, note down the following:
- The short name of the service
- Service host group name
- Start the Registry Editor (
regedit.exe) and go to the following branch:
- In the right-pane, double-click the service host group registry value. In this case, we’ve found the host group to be
LocalServiceAndNoImpersonationfor the Smart Card service.
- Add the service’s short name (in this case, its
SCardSvr) anywhere in the multi-string value. Refer to the following image.
- Click OK to close the multi-string value text box.
- Exit the Registry Editor and restart Windows.
svchost.exe, and it’s highlighted in [Figure 1] above. The service host group can be any one of the following, depending upon how each service is implemented:
The above steps should resolve error
1053 when starting a Windows service.
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