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Microsoft KB Archive/168884

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Service Receives TIMEOUT Error While Attempting To Load

Article ID: 168884

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168884


A service will receive a timeout error if it takes more than 80 seconds to load. A service timeout error can occur because of system problems that affect the startup of a particular service, a third-party service, or perhaps a group of services.


This is consistent in Windows NT 3.51 and Windows NT 4.0 Workstation and Server. This is a hard-coded value and at this time is not user configurable.

Keywords: kbinfo kbnetwork KB168884