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Error 193 0xc1 service fails to start – Easy fix!

Trying to fix the error 193 0xc1 service fails to start ? We can help you with it.

Error 193 0xc1 is occurred when the application manager system of windows fails to find the exact path of the execution file of some program to run the service.

At Bobcares, we often get requests from our customers to fix this problem as a part of our Server Management Services.

Today, let’s get into the details on how our Support Engineers fix this error.

Why the Error 193 0xc1 service fails to start in Windows?

Error 193 0xc1 is occurred when it fails to find the exact path of the execution file. The other possibility is if there are any files with the same name in the directory as the first word in the directory name.

In order to remove the error we make sure that there is no file present in System drive with name ‘Program’ or ‘Common’. If the file is present then we immediately rename it or move it somewhere else.

 

Main causes of the Error 193 0xc1

1. The error occurs when there is a file named ‘Program’ in the System Drive folder or there is a file named ‘Common’ in the Program Files folder. When the Windows service control manager tries to start the Server service, the program verifies the following paths.

  • System Drive\Program
  • Program Files\Common

If the Program or Common paths exist as files, then the Service Control Manager cannot locate the required folders and which shows the below error.

Error 193 0xc1 service fails to start

2. If the path of a service’s executable file contains spaces then it shows the same error.

3. The other reason for the error is if the file or folder on the computer’s hard disk that has the same name as a file or folder in the path to the service’s executable file.

 

How to fix the Error 193 0xc1 service fails?

Many of our customers faced the same problem and let’s see how our Support Engineers resolve the error. We fixed the issue by the following methods.

  • Rename
  • Move
  • Delete

We perform any one of the above method on the respective files or folder listed below from the System Drive folder or the Program Files folder.

  • Common
  • Program

After performing any of the above operation it fixes the error. Recently, one of our customer faced the same error, and we fix the issue by renaming the file called ‘program’ to another name.

 

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Conclusion

In short, the error 193 0xc1 occurs when fails to find the exact path of the execution file. In order to remove this error we make sure that there is no duplicate file is present in the System Drive.Today, we saw how our Support Engineers fix the error 193 0xc1 for our customers.

 


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