Windows 2000 Services error message control


When Windows NT or Windows 2000 startup encounters a problem in a device driver
load or service startup, the action taken by the operating system depends on the
ErrorControl value for that service.

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\servicetoseterrormessaginglevel
Name:
ErrorControl
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 : Ignore – startup continues with no warning message

Value: 1 : Normal – startup continues
after displaying a warning message This is the default setting for most
services.
Value: 2 : Severe – NT
switches to the LastKnownGood control set, and the startup process starts again.
If the control set being used is already LastKnownGood, the error is ignored and
processing continues.
Value: 3 :
Critical – NT switches to the LastKnownGood control set, and the startup process
starts again. If the control set being used is already LastKnownGood, the the
startup process stops, and a failure error message is displayed. (Bug-check,
BSOD).

The Ignore or Normal condition is probably what you should set if you are
experimenting with SRVANY to get a program to startup and run as a service. Also
see: registry construction steps .

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