Stop All Running Services XP/VISTA



You can temporarily stop all unwanted services for casual gaming,ripping,encoding etc and also start the stopped services once you finish with your work by using the batch files I have created.
These batch files use the net start and net stop command to stop services.

Stopping all running services

Download and extract it.Then Double Click on Stopv2.bat.You will see a black dos screen which displays the services currently being stopped.After all the services are stopped a new batch file start.bat is created.

Restarting all stopped Services

Double Click on start.bat.All services previously stopped will be restarted.

Stoperror.log and starterror.log contain the errors encountered during the starting or stopping of the services.

Excluding certain services from being Stopped.

  • Automatic Method :-Just run Addleave.bat when all services are running(not when you have stopped them).Enter y for whichever services you want to exclude.For the remaining services just press enter.
  • Manual Method :-Open leave.txt with a test editor like notepad.Enter the Service Name which you would like to exclude at the end of the file (on a new line).

Coming Soon

  • Support For Vista
  • GUI Tool to easily add exceptions to leave.txt and GUI interface for stopping and starting services.

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About the Author: Bharat Balegere

Bharat Balegere is a 27 year old blogger from Bengaluru. He is a technology enthusiast and loves tinkering with computers and usb drives.

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  • Thanks
    I am glad you liked my blog.

  • i just tried it worked

  • Thanks like this i am always tweaking on services, hope there wil be a gui coming soon, but i have an error:
    Do you want to exclude “Remote Procedure Call (RPC)” y/n ?
    ) was unexpected at this time.

    These are the services that i use THAT MUST BE ON:sc config Browser start= auto
    sc config DcomLaunch start= auto
    sc config Netman start= auto
    sc config PlugPlay start= auto
    sc config RpcSs start= auto
    sc config lanmanserver start= auto
    sc config TermService start= auto
    sc config AudioSrv start= auto
    sc config MSIServer start= auto
    sc config winmgmt start= auto
    sc config lanmanworkstation start= auto

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