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SmcService is not getting Start up(For Window - XP)

Created: 21 Apr 2012
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SmcService is not getting Start up(For Window - XP).


Window could not start the “Symantec Management Client” Service.


When try to startup the service. Error Display on screen (Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in timely fashion)


This problem is occurring due to some Symantec service effect.


  • Go to Run
  • Open the Services.msc.
  • Under the Services. Double click on “Symantec Management Client”.
  • Go to Logon Tab.
  • Uncheck the “Allow service to interact with desktop”.
  • Then Apply.
  • Go to General Tab and Start the Service
  • Then Click Ok.

Notes- It is specifically work on Win Xp systems.