After installing SP1 (Service Pack 1) on Windows Server 2003, the first restart generates:
Service Control Manager: Windows could not be started as configured. A previous working configuration was used instead.
This behavior occurs because of a failed control set.
To prevent this error message:
1. Open a CMD.EXE window.
2. Type the following command and press Enter:
reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows /V NoPopUpsOnBoot /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1