The Service Cannot Start. Operation Is Timed Out (code 2406)

Situation

A backup plan terminates with the following error: The service cannot start. Operation is timed out

The event log contains the following ID: 7000 and the following records: The Volume Shadow Copy service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Cause

This error occurrence means that the VSS service cannot start due to an operation timeout.

Solution

  1. Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems.
  2. Check Windows value. It should be as follows: %SystemRoot%\system32\csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=\Windows SharedSection=1024,20480,768 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll=basesrv,1 ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllInitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ProfileControl=Off MaxRequestThreads=1

  1. Modify the Windows value as follows: **%SystemRoot%\system32\csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=\Windows SharedSection=1024,20480,1024 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll=basesrv,1 ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllInitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ProfileControl=Off MaxRequestThreads=1 **
  2. Run the backup plan again.