How to Stop a Stuck Service

January 26, 2024

In this example, we'll use the Cablecast service as an example, but this can be theoretically applied to any Service stuck in starting.

  • Open Command Prompt as Admin
  • Run the command sc queryex "Cablecast" and hit enter
  • Look for the PID field and note the number below for the next step. It will be different in your case from the image provided
  • Use the PID found in the previous command and execute the following command and replace {pid} with the one you found
  • taskkill /pid {pid} /f
  • You should get the following command that it was successful