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When I try to start an application service it shows error 997 overlapped I/O operation is in progress.

Has anyone experienced this before?

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Is this a service you wrote. If not maybe superuser.com is a better place to pose your question –  Conrad Frix Sep 14 '10 at 20:37
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When you run the Active Directory Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe), if you promote a member server to a domain controller, the operation fails, and you may receive the following error message:

Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.

CAUSE

This problem can occur if a third-party, real-time backup product is installed on the server. The third-party service interferes with the Active Directory Installation Wizard when it recreates the SYSVOL folder.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, remove the third-party backup software, restart the server, and then run the Active Directory Installation Wizard again.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Found that here by use of google.

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This Error can happen on a varaity of reasons, I have deleted the existing DSN connection & added again , and it worked –  Gigs Sep 14 '10 at 20:49
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This Error can happen on a varaity of reasons, I have deleted the existing DSN connection & added again , and it worked

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You may want to mark this as the answer then. –  qroberts Oct 21 '10 at 11:14
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