Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


The service cannot be started

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    The service cannot be started


    The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
    I think this was "Application information" service.
    The problem is that now I can't run app called TurboService Manager to backup, services.msc, regedit, elevated cmd to use "net start", msconfig, even *.reg files won't launch. I can't launch Safe Mode through metro because my USB mouse and keyboard disconnectsat the momnet I should choose "4".
    How inextricable and mazy Windows became that one service, which is not protected from disabling could cause such headache. Anyone has ideas how to turn it back on?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    As I said, services.msc is not an option because it gives me the same error. So app through Administrative tools also. I'm not a rookie with Windows and this little problem in all new Windows 8.1 is ridiculous.
    Any other thoughts how to bring back the service?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by gacux View Post
    As I said, services.msc is not an option because it gives me the same error. So app through Administrative tools also. I'm not a rookie with Windows and this little problem in all new Windows 8.1 is ridiculous.
    Any other thoughts how to bring back the service?
    No.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If a service won't start, it is usually because there is a dependency issue. Bring up the Appinfo properties sheet like Dave did, and go to the last panel, the one that says "Dependencies" then look at which other services are required to run Appinfo.

    Appinfo requires both DCOM Server Process Launcher and RPG Endpoint mapper, check to see that both of those services are also running, if one or both are stopped, then App Info will not start either.

    Sometimes MS has "Fixits" that can fix these automatically, you just have to look.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I solved my problem trough SafeMode setting "Application information" service to "Automatic" with WinKey+R --> Services.msc --> [Enter].
    I could't solve it more quickly, because "advanced restarting to safe mode" through metro suddenly disconnects all my USB devices including keyboard, when I have to press "4". I had to find some odd PS/2. Ridiculous. Looks like AsRock H77M issue.
    Another thought - what if my problem is I can't boot my Windows, but I could solve the problem in SafeMode? Magic with Sift+F8 which is a legend-storie? Some top secret "Advanced startup" menu which my computer doesn't even have? Or should I just boot Windows at first and then trick them with Shift+Restart? Well done MS, for clowns.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by gacux View Post
    Well done MS, for clowns.
    I smell a Mac in your future ,lol
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by gacux View Post
    I solved my problem trough SafeMode setting "Application information" service to "Automatic" with WinKey+R --> Services.msc --> [Enter].
    I could't solve it more quickly, because "advanced restarting to safe mode" through metro suddenly disconnects all my USB devices including keyboard, when I have to press "4". I had to find some odd PS/2. Ridiculous. Looks like AsRock H77M issue.
    Another thought - what if my problem is I can't boot my Windows, but I could solve the problem in SafeMode? Magic with Sift+F8 which is a legend-storie? Some top secret "Advanced startup" menu which my computer doesn't even have? Or should I just boot Windows at first and then trick them with Shift+Restart? Well done MS, for clowns.
    You can switch back to the "Legacy" boot menu with BCDedit:

    Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

    press Windows Key + X and pull up an Admin Command Prompt and type

    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Dec 2013 at 16:46. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I smell a Mac in your future ,lol
    Well, MACs are not that much for options too, but it's OS are better developed with its Unix-like structure, I think.
    You can switch back to the "Legacy" boot menu
    Well I quite like UEFI future with it's faster booting and all other stuff, but why not to include simple emergency option like SafeMode? I can't understand how it can be technically related. Besides, will "Legacy" boot under Windows 8 be available, when I have installed them under UEFI? How "Legacy" boot can help me to boot windows in SafeMode?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

The service cannot be started
Related Threads
Running Windows 8.1 on Lenovo G505s with 6 GB ram and 2.4 GHz 4-core CPU. For the past week or so, I noticed that my laptop has been running slightly slower, has gaps or pauses where no user input is accepted, and my battery has not been lasting as long. Today, I looked at my task manager to...
So I've been having this problem for days now, two tasks named Service Host: Local Service(Network Restricted) and Service Host: Local Service(No Network) keep using up ALL of my cpu, theyre usually accompanied by any app I have open, so my task manager is basically like this for example: ...
User Profile Service service failed to sign-in in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hello All, So for the past few hours I have been trying to create an account on my computer and have not been able to log onto it. It doesn't matter if I create a local User, Admin, or use a Microsoft account (Admin or not). I've tried restarting my computer. Tried turning it off and letting it...
The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. I reimaged the pc with Easeus Todo Backup and I get the above message. Can't start in safe mode or use a restore point. I may have used the image from one of my other gigabyte desktops. Is there any way I can make this work?
Solved The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. in User Accounts and Family Safety
The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded. (Window 8) Today when I tried to use my laptop, I got an error when attempting to log on with my profile. It states: "The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded." ...
The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in in User Accounts and Family Safety
I cannot log in at all, and I was wondering if there was a bypass available. No safe-mode login, no regular login. I get the error message: The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded. Is there anything you know that can help me?
Hi, I have win8 Enterprise. when i connection to internet two service with names service host: Network service and service host: local system download automatically, i thought that it relate to windows update but automatic update is off and my windows is up to date. what is the problem? what can i...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook