I have an error 1450: "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service" when running `sc start MyDriverName`

MaxIsTaken 0 Reputation points
2024-01-23T12:35:44.96+00:00

I have an error 1450: "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service" when running sc start KMDFDriverIOCTL
(KMDFDriverIOCTL - is my driver that i wrote with wdk).

The last time the driver worked was yesterday
I have disabled driver test signature verification and am trying to run my driver.

My steps:

  1. Run cmd as Administrator
  2. Enter next command: sc start KMDFDriverIOCTL

cmd output:

[SC] StartService: error: 5:
Access is denied.
  1. Trying to run the driver a second time: sc start KMDFDriverIOCTL

cmd output:

[SC] StartService: error: 1450:
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

I got error 1450 on each successive attempt, but error 5 only came up on the first attempt to run the driver.

How can i solve this problem? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Wesley Li 2,630 Reputation points
    2024-01-24T10:19:52.8133333+00:00

    Hello The errors you’re encountering are related to system permissions and resources. Let’s address them one by one:   Error 5: Access is Denied This error typically occurs when the command or application doesn’t have the necessary privileges. Here are some steps you can try:   1.Run Command Prompt as an Administrator: Right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator”. This will give you elevated privileges. 2.Change User Account Control Settings: If your user account doesn’t have the necessary privileges, you might need to change your account type to an administrator account.   Error 1450: Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the Requested Service This error can occur due to several reasons, including outdated drivers, insufficient memory, or registry issues. Here are some potential solutions:   1.Update Your Drivers: Outdated drivers can sometimes cause this error. Make sure all your device drivers are up-to-date. 2.Check Registry Settings: There are certain registry settings that can help resolve this issue. However, be careful while editing the registry as it can have serious impacts on your system. 3.Free Up System Resources: Close any unnecessary applications to free up system resources. Also, consider increasing your system’s memory.


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