Windows Error – Event ID 7011 – Service Timeout

Windows Error – Event ID 7011 – Service Timeout

This is an Event ID Error that many system administrators experience on a regular basis and while many deem it ‘safe to ignore’ we at Your Digital Mind would like to help you make those Event Logs as pretty as possible.

What Is It?

Event ID 7011 – Service Timeout is a logged event that describes a Service Control Manager event which controls requests to running services and the driver services. This maintains status information about these services and reports any changes to configuration or state. If the SCM does not receive a response with in the defined timeout period ( default 30000 milliseconds) the event will be logged.

How Do I Fix It?

Easy – Increase the timeout.

Note: To perform this fix, you must have an account that is an Administrator or has membership in the Administrators group or have an account which has been configured to have the proper authority.

Caution: Making changes to the registry can cause serious issues if done incorrectly. Please – backup your registry prior to making any changes.


To change the service timeout period:

  1. Click the Start button, then click Run, type regedit, and click OK.
  2. In the Registry Editor, click the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control.
  3. In the details pane, locate the ServicesPipeTimeout entry, right-click that entry and then select Modify. Note: If the ServicesPipeTimeout entry does not exist, you must create it by selecting New on the Edit menu, followed by the DWORD Value, then typing ServicesPipeTimeout, and clicking Enter.
  4. Click Decimal, enter the new timeout value in milliseconds, and then click OK.
  5. Restart the computer.
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