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2 Responses to Q&A: NET STOP Fails with “Access is Denied”. How I Do Make it Work?

  1. Derek E. says:

    Please help me. The net stop http and net start http command do not work because it says it is starting or stopping. I just want it fixed please! I can no longer access my printers or download the software I need for my class. Please help!!

  2. Hi Derek.

    NET will wait up to 30 seconds for your service to stop. If it takes longer than that, NET will timeout and fail.

    But maybe the service eventually stops — it just needs more time. You should confirm the state of the service in the Services application (available in the Control Panel).

    If your service is stuck in the starting or stopping state, you may have to terminate the underlying process. Details here:

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