well, i was testing services and it crashed midway through its "starting" procedure... now i can't "stop" it using the service manager in xp, i can't remove it using the tool that comes with the "beepserv" example and i can't end the process because i stupidly named it "services.exe" and windows is sure that it is a critical process...


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what can i do!! :)?
Posted on 2003-05-13 21:08:30 by abc123
format C:
Posted on 2003-05-13 21:17:05 by comrade
It has an entry in the registry, that is how windows knows it is a service. Delete that reg entry, then restart the machine.
Posted on 2003-05-13 21:20:13 by sluggy
oh, thanks sluggy

actually, fixed it by deleting the service exe's in safe mode, nice to know there is another way.
Posted on 2003-05-13 21:27:26 by abc123