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Unable to upgrade windows 7, starting services auto-restart

Q: Unable to upgrade windows 7, starting services auto-restart


My computer was unable to upgrade to windows 7. I am using a compaq presario notebook PC. The boot device ( CD ) does not work, the system recovery does not work and there is no "repair my computer" on the F8 option. I tried safe mode and it does the same thing as start windows normally. It will say Setup is starting services and after 10 seconds it will auto restart.

Also, is there a way to load the windows.old files?

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A: Unable to upgrade windows 7, starting services auto-restart

You can install Windows 7 from a flash drive if your computer supports it. If not, why not replace the optical drive so you have one that works?

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

You can now use the downloaded .iso file to create a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3.

Simply start it, select Windows 7 from the drop down menu, point to the downloaded .iso and your flash drive, and your off.

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Yesterday i was bombarded with messages from Antispywear soft.

I restarted in Safemode and Manually Removed it from the Local Settings folder.
after restart it was gone but my browser was being hijacked (Google Search Results)
I ran MWB and found some things but i was still being hijacked.
So i disabled IE Via the Proxy settings and am now using Firefox which for the time being is working well.
but when i restart my services are not working (themes, DHCP, Audio) when i check services they all say Automatic but they are not starting unless i press start.
I've run MWB and found things and Removed them. i've run it until it came out clean. i also ran My Avast and it says everything is Clean but my services are still not working on restart.

A:Muliple Services Not starting on Restart


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My computer is another recent victim to the msblaster worm. I did download nortons msblaster remover and successfully removed the virus from the computer and i think also the registry. However, i cannot install the patch from microsoft because of the update.inf file setup error. Ive read alot of the other threads about restarting cryptographic services in order to do that but i cant even do that because there is an error when i try to restart it. Not only that but i also cannot view the properties of the cryptographic services. Any ideas of how to restart this service another way or what could be wrong? I really need to patch my computer because I still cannot cut paste, and certain websites have been blocked(hotmail is one of them) and other important functions on my computer no longer work properly. This crap is really pissing me off and i need help ASAP. Any helpo would be greatly appreciated. Im lucky that my friggin browser works rite now so that i can even create this new thread.

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Hi, I'm using windows xp sp3 and I seem to have some (maybe a lot) trojan messing with my system as I'm unable to perform auto update for windows. Another thing I noticed is that iexplore.exe keeps on starting by itself. Can someone help me with this problem? Here is a logfile from hijackthis. I really appreciate it if anyone can help me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:38:36 AM, on 4/8/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
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A:unable to perform auto update and iexplore.exe keep starting by itself?

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

A:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade


Originally Posted by pip22

Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?

It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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Hello, I have been installed WindowsXP 2 times with fully system format. Every time I have to start these services to use my pc. I can't do somthing without these services. I have been sets these services with Automatic start at booting time and these settings are save in Administrator tools/servicec...

1. Windows starting without DHCP service for using internet
2. Windows starting without firewal/branummer service
3. Windows starting without XP themes service (not starting with blue status line)
4. Windows starting without Alert service
5. Windows starting without plug & play service

I think windows not saving my settings when I shutdown my pc, but the expert's help need to solv these problems..

A:Help with starting windows services...

Here is a list of services and their default status.


Note: a service set to start in manual mode will not necessarily be running when you view it. It will only be started if a program calls for it.

I have no explanation as to why you cannot save your settings after a clean install unless you are not logged in with Administrative rights.

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Recently, my PC has been booting up alot slower than usual.
And not everything loads or starts. My audio or networking would not start up. I go into Windows services and start up Windows Audio and DHCP client and my sound and internet work. I have to do this every time I start my computer. I have no idea why it would start to do this. I am lost. I have run Spybot S&D, Adaware, ran a Virus scan through Zone Alarm Security Suite and it all came up fine.
Bootup goes as this
I log into my username and stuff starts to load
It then seems as the PC just sits there
If you hit ALT CTRL DEL, you can see the processes running but the username for whos running them is blank for all of them.
If I try to play any music or try to connect to net services, it will not work until I start up Windows Audio and DHCP Client services and I fear there may be others that I need but dont start up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows XP Services not starting?

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When I turned on my computer today I noticed almost no services were running. Audio service, wireless internet, themes, etc. I did configure a certain service to start up on my last session, but I did not change any other services. Can anyone help me find out how to start up the services like default?

A:Windows 7 starting services

This tutorial by Brink should meet your needs.

By Brink:

Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7

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for some time I have a problem wih some windows applications and services not starting. For example, when I press 'open network and sharing center', nothin happens. Thhttp://www.sevenforums.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=38e same for my computer properties, backup and uninstall a program in the control panel. In fact almost no link in my control panel is working. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this problem.

Of course I could reinstall my windows, but since I'm using it for work this is the last option.

I would like to give you accurate system properties, but I can't open that

- Windows 7 professional x64
- Samsung r505 FS01
- AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-72
- 3gb DDR2 (SODIMM)
- Radeon Mobility HD3470

A:windows services not starting

Hey there.

If you downloaded Windows from a non-official source, that could be the problem.

Try running this from an elevated command prompt:

sfc /scannow

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My client has XP pro, it has been working fine for a few years, the other day he could not print, open files over the network, and his sound stopped working.
After a bunch of time figuring out what was wrong and finally came to realize that a number of services that were set as automatic are not starting at boot. One of these - the workstation service - was preventing the network access.
avast is the antivirus, I've run malwarebytes, combofix, and I got a hijack this log.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows services not starting automatically

Since you seem to suspect malware, please follow the procedures specified at Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html, following Steps 6-8. 
Post the new topic in the forum reflecting the Prep Guide (not here).
Thanks .

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Hello I have got a Windows 7 x64 that a week ago the sound and the dhcp stopped.I have checked with sfc /scannow and the problem continues,checked for malware, 0 malwares found.In the services.msc the services:
Schedule,audiosrv,eventlog,lmhosts and dhcp isn't starting.

The problem started when I have installed the wd my passport ultra tools.I have removed it but the problem continues

The services give me error 1053,except Schedule that gives me error 1068,because the eventlog service isn't started
Thanks for your help

A:Problem some windows services not starting

What about doing a System Restore to before you installed the ultra tools?

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I have installed Windows XP Pro in Dual-boot mode in my laptop having Windows 7 pre-installed.
After installing XP, I notice that in the Services console, most of the services are in Automatic mode but they are not running.

I also installed the XP drivers are provided in the Sony website. And the latest Windows updates.

But the services are not automatically starting, and it also takes a long time to boot up.
I now manually start the services and have written a batch script for it.

But have noticed that the following service does not run :
DCOM Service Process Launcher
and gives the error -
"Could not start the DCOM Service Process Launcher service on local computer Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion"
After this the service will be shown continuously in "starting" state.

How do I fix this problem - Have already tried reinstall and repair of XP, and sfc /scannow command. Please help

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP services not starting

My only observation would be that, on a comp designed for Win7, XP drivers may conflict.

So, verify that XP can indeed be run on your comp and that means ALL drivers you added should be compatible.

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I finished downloading it and I got a screen saying that Setup is starting services. I thought this was normal but after about an hour of this screen my pc restarts and it loads up to that screen again. Is this normal? its been going on since last night.

A:Windows 7 Setup is starting services..

Hi -

I'm not sure if there was a start-up of services message during the installation of Windows 7 or not, but it should all have been over within 1 -2 hours (incl re-format of Win 7 OS drive).

Try the download or DVD installation again.

Regards. . .



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I have a Windows 7 Home premium x64 OS and it has been giving me more and more problems. I've ran virus scan on AVG and Windows security and came up with NOTHING. I've tried msconfig and disabling all non-windows services from starting and still nothing has helped! Windows Live ID Sign in use to start after i had to manually start it (even though it was set for automatic), and now it won't even start at all, giving me the error it didn't respond in a timely fashion. My windows task manager doesn't respond, and my system restore gives me an error saying "A volume shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error". The problem seemed to start when my web browser would start to not load pages. Then my printer wouldn't work because the "printer spool" service wouldn't start, then of course the hardware and devices in the control panel wouldn't load. After resolving that by manually starting the bluetooth service, the Task Manager stopped working, and the "printer spool" service failed and would not stay started. My start up speed has seemed to have hit a brick wall as well, I've ran start-up repair to no avail. This is my build as copied from newegg.com:

ASUS P6X58-E PRO LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x ... Read more

A:Windows services not responding or starting, please help!

Welcome to the Seven Forums, ACE.

You might find the answer to your Printer Spool problem at Print Spooler Stopping Automatically in Windows 7


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Just tried installing windows 7 x86 on my computer. Installation seemed to be going fine up until the last stage where it gets stuck on 'Setup is starting services'. I have tried shift + f10 and disabled my video card yet the same message comes up.

Any help would be appreciated!

I was using custom install from windows xp with an iso image.
OS: (before windows 7) Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)

Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI DELUXE

Memory: 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM ) (2GB RAM)

Graphics Card(s): NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Sound Card: ASUSTeK Computer MCP55 High Definition Audio

Hard Drives: Western Digital WD2500AAKS-00B3A0 (250GB)

A:Windows 7 'Setup is starting services'

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, reset BIOS to defaults.

Wipe the HD first: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If install fails, next enter Device Manager during install to look for Devices in error and uninstall them to complate install, then update drivers from desktop.

Test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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hii guys,

i am facing a rather weird problem with win 7 64 bits ultimate edition

even after disabling the Back Ground Intelligent Service it keeps on restarting
automatically from time to time and hogs my bandwidth by downloading something through svhost process

i believe BITS is related to windows update so i disabled windows updates, still its restarting

can MSE be its cause and if yes how to stop this??

A:"BITS" services auto starting from time to time

I'm not sure about this, but if you run Services and look at it, it might be set up for Automatic. If it is, try setting it to Manual. Some of the other members may know more about this than I do.

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this is what i have done so far. got a win 7 dell pc, a vostro 400 to be precise. installed all apps and settings that we need on our desktops. then i used sysprep to run the OOBE and generalize switch, then booted into windows PE to capture an image .wim file of the entire isntallation. this .wim file is then saved onto a 16gb usb memory stick becuase its quite large, then using imagex i apply the image to the same pc same hardware etc and it completes with no errors. then the next time i restart i should be at the OOBE with the language settings etc etc but its just stuck on this dam "setup is starting services" rubbish!!! anyone had this problem or done any win 7 imaging yet? floppy drive is disabled, no usb devices plugged in apart from a keyboard. so im lost now, any help appreciated.

A:Windows 7 hung on setup is starting services

Hi there, its not necessary that these methods will work 100%.
I would recommend a clean install with a windows 7 DVD.

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I recently disabled the msconfig (services) trying to fix my computer. This happened when I restarted it while msconfig (services) was disabled.
Now I cannot get to the login page to open/fix windows. Any suggests/help would be appreciated. 

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Hey peeps. I found out about this site from google, while searching for an answer regarding my firewall issues, and I happened on an old thread that discussed similar problems. I downloaded and ran the Farbar Service Scanner, and it created a Notepad file, and it said this:

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 14-04-2013
Ran by Neogoth (administrator) on 22-05-2013 at 00:21:34
Running from "C:\Users\Neogoth\Downloads"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Attempt to access Yahoo IP returned error. Yahoo IP is offline
Yahoo.com is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
mpsdrv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of mpsdrv service is OK.
The ImagePath of mpsdrv service is OK.
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist.
bfe Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open bfe registry key. The se... Read more

A:Windows Firewall + other services not starting/working

Have you been experiencing other problems with the computer?  What has been done on the computer before you started experiencing the firewall issues?
Orange Blossom

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I am in the final stages of disinfecting a system for someone, but I can't get Windows Messenger (the actual sign in screen for instant messaging) to stop autostarting when anyone logs in. I have unchecked all of the boxes within tools/options that would seem to control this behavior, I have checked all of the registry locations (HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run, etc., as well as all the corresponding sections under the user hives). I have run MSCONFIG to see what's in startup (and in WIN.INI and SYSTEM.INI). I am a:completely at the end of my rope. What should I check next? I have the current HijackThis log handy if anyone needs to see it to help.

Thank you

A:Windows Messenger is Auto Starting

If you want to stop Windows Messenger from auto starting with windows try these steps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302089/EN-US/

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i experience windows auto-restart when i use some applications (neatimage, emulation games..) but not when surfing & normal MS office applications. i checked the event viewer & i got "system error" msg of category (102) and event 1003.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 5/11/2007
Time: 7:19:19 PM
User: N/A
Error code 0000009c, parameter1 00000005, parameter2 8054d5f0, parameter3 b2000018, parameter4 06000e0f.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 39 0000009
0020: 63 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d c Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
0030: 30 30 30 30 30 35 2c 20 000005,
0038: 38 30 35 34 64 35 66 30 8054d5f0
0040: 2c 20 62 32 30 30 30 30 , b20000
0048: 31 38 2c 20 30 36 30 30 18, 0600
0050: 30 65 30 66 0e0f

minidump attached :
help needed plzzzz

A:Windows auto-restart


One good site reports that this is "most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU)".


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Hi, my laptop wouldn't start up and came up with an error. I went back to windows when it was first purchased so I wouldn't lose my files too. Now when I start up it says "Setup is starting services" and after about 5 seconds it comes up with the error:
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.

Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

The problem is whenever I click "OK" and it restarts it just comes back with the same error. It used to be a different error, Windows could not complete the installation for some reason that I cant remember. That also put me in this boot loop.

I just want to find out how to fix this so I can go back to all my files that are very important. I cannot lose these files or my life will be over!

Acer Aspire 5742G
Windows 7 home premium 64bit.
8192mb memory
128mb video memory
Intel core i3 M380 @ 2.53GHz

A:Re-Installing windows - Setup is starting services then error.

You should always back up your files externally as well as make your Recovery Disks or save a Backup Image, so that if Win7 becomes irreparable you can reimage it and put your files back.

Works through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which include how to copy out your data externally which I would do first if you have data you cannot risk losing.

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I'm having trouble running Windows Update in Vista. I have found many solutions, but there seems to be a long string of problems for each subsequent solution. First I tried to run Windows Update and received error 80246008, which means I need to start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service. I tried starting BITS, but it gave me error 1068, which is a service dependency issue. Then I found that one of its dependencies is the COM+ Event System, which was not running at the time (even though it's set to automatic). I tried to start that service and am now getting an error 193: 0xc1, which I looked up on Microsoft.com. It looks like this might be a generic error code that applies to many things other than just the Event System. I've tried running malware and virus scans but nothing came up, and I also tried reinstalling Service Pack 1, to no avail. Has anyone seen this problem before, or have any solutions? Thanks!

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Greetings to all. I performed a system restore and when the machine rebooted setup is starting services was displayed on my screen literally for hours. I decided to restart my comp and when I did this it stalled at the same point but with error message The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation. Did that,same result and error message. I have tried Safe modes with a resulting Windows cannot complete installation in Safe Mode. To continue installing Windows,restart the computer. Other F8 options have had the same results.
Thank you for your time and offered solutions

A:windows 7 install stuck on setup is starting services

Try a Repair Install of Windows 7 Reference Link: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/windows-7-startup-repair.htm

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I accidentally deleted files from my laptop Acer Aspire 5551, and now it will not boot. My friend let me borrow his windows 7 64bit recovery I tried the 'repair your computer' option. It seemed to work however, now whenever my laptop starts it says 'setup is starting services' then tells me that the installation cannot continue although it was a repair not a re-installation so I scouted round forums and found a few solutions, most involving command prompt. I checked the partitions for an installation, from bootrec .exe /scanos: there were no installations however using diskpart there were. I've tried almost everything I can think of and read about I am at a loss. Any ideas? But if there are they must be things that can be done quickly and could you please reply asap as tomorrow a computer technician is picking it up after midday, i'm in England btw, am I better just leaving it for the technician or is there any really last minute I could try? Also if this issue is fixed I still need to fix the deleted files issue if it does not boot.

Apologies for the long winded-ness of my issue.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Setup is starting services hang.

Did you also try the System Restore Option?

Have you tried Tapping F8 at boot and choose 'Last Known Good Config'. Also, are you able to boot in Safe Mode?

Also, are you able to plug the damaged HDD into a working computer as a slave and run a sfc/scannow on it eg: "drive letter of damaged drive":\sfc/scannow (without the quotes) I have never actually tried it, but it should work.
Do you have access to his actual install disk should the sfc/scannow require some files.

You will have to run the sfc/scannow via an elevated command prompt. Start> and type cmd and right click on cmd.exe in list above and select 'Run as administrator', then do "drive letter of damaged drive":\sfc/scannow

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After I decided to install Windows 7 on my computer, it worked fine until the system restarted twice (it was recommended by Windows 7 setup installation), then when it was at "Completing Installation" the system got a blue screen, I was pissed a little, but when it said: SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES and after 5 seconds the setup of Windows 7 told me to restart the system to resume installation. After I clicked "OK" the system restarted and it was the same story: SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES and the error popped, AGAIN. What should I do?

Thanks in advance,


-EDIT- Here is the error, I forgot to put it:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation"

A:Windows 7 crashes after loading Setup is starting services

When it fails, try removing the installer and restart.

Try entering Device Manager during install to uninstall any devices in error - normally Display driver - to see if installation will complete, then update device driver from desktop via optional Updates. Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If that doesn't work reset the BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD Command Line DISKPART At PC Startup

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Setup is starting services.

Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.

About one month ago I decided I wanted to have a clean install of windows 7 on my acer machine. I did this by using an acer made pre-installed program. It claims to be very straightforward, all you have to do is click a button and they will reinstall windows 7 for you and even back up all your data , so that after the clean install you don't lose a thing. Sounded great but in reality it has stopped my notebook from working.

I am now in a circle-jerk of the error message I stated in the beginning of this topic. Once my computer restarts it just gets me the same error message again.

I tried booting from a bootable USB-key with the windows 7 iso downloaded from official sources. But this did not do anything from me. I also went to acer support in my city. They offered me to fix it. All they had to do is copy all the info of my hard drive I wanted to keep and do a fresh install of windows 7. Would take them 3 hours. This is the easyiests option for me. But problem is I live in China and I don't trust those tech support guys for good reasons. I went there with my laptop, the tech-support guy put in a usb-key and started up my computer. It started some kind of diagnostics. After 20 minutes of this he stopped the diagnostics and started running some chinese software on my computer. Presumably booting from the USB-key. After a couple ... Read more

A:Setup is starting services/ Windows could not complete installation.

Follow these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Every time I boot up my XP Home computer (runing Service Pack 1) and open up Windows Media Player I get the message :

Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly.

Uninstalling and reinstalling the sound card makes it work again but only until the next boot.

Yesterday when I was looking through the XP Services list and noticed that the Windows Audio service had not been started even though it is on Automatic and always has been to the best of my knowledge. If I right-click on it and select Start on the pop up menu then my sound starts working again.

Why do I have to keep turning it on manually - it only started doing this a few weeks ago. Is it something to do with Windows Update?

The Computer Browser service does exactly the same thing - it is on Automatic but needs to be started manually every time I want to access another computer on the network.

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When i stop any windows service using net stop <service name > from command prompt and reboot my machine,then a particular service that is set as automatic by default shouldn't start.

Could u pls let me know if there is a way to achieve this using batch script or by any other means?

Any immediate help on this is highly appreciated.

Pls point me to the right forum,if iam not suppose to post this query here.


A:windows services restart issue on reboot

A service set to Automatic will start again after a reboot even if you stop it before rebooting.

If you switch a service that Windows needs off and change it from Automatic you could end up in trouble.

What service is it and why are you trying to stop it ?

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I was recently infected with a LOT of spyware and a couple of viruses. I went to install a different virus program and was not able to. Looked in the services, and the MSinstaller was stopped. Looked further and found that the majority of my services were stopped with the exception of RPC. When I tried to restart them I got the message that service name cant be started in Safe Mode even though the computer wasn't in safe mode. Has anyone heard of this happening before and how to do you fix it. I finally had to reinstall the OS.

A:Virus cause Windows XP services to stopped can't restart?

Hi spyware etc can have an affect on many of the systems properites.
You say you have reinstalled your OS..is all now running Ok?
And have you been able to reinstall your Anti-virus and Spyware programs?

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I am running Windows XP Home SP3 on a Lenovo SL500.
I had the same problem where several windows services (sound, dhcp, computer browser, wireless zero to name a few) stopped on their own. I noticed this problem because the sound icon disappeared and wireless showed as "acquiring network address" one fine day. When I go into services.msc I am able to turn everything back on EXCEPT dhcp (error 1067). However windows audio stays on for a few minutes and then turns off. I also noticed that attempting to start dhcp causes all the restarted services to also immediately turn off. Also, when this happens, the "Dependencies" tab for all services starts to show "no dependencies" even though a moment ago it was displaying it correctly for everything (including dhcp).

I have tried the following:
1) going to the previous working version - no luck

2) I have no internet now because dhcp won't start, so I tried hard coding the ip and dns information but I still can't connect.
3) I ran winsockxpfix.exe, sfc.exe /scannow - nothing
4) I did a registry clean with Free Window Registry repair - no luck
5) I did a repair install of Windows again and still nothing.

6) I am inclined to think there is some sort of virus, so I ran Malwarebytes (found nothing), HijackThis (found some pretty harmless stuff that didn't make it better or worse), TDSSKiller (found nothing), Asquared antivirus (found stuff that didn't make it better or worse). I also... Read more

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Vista Home Premium. Pentium 4 Dual Core. 1 GB RAM.

The Windows Event Log service does not start even though it is set for AUtomatic load. It will not even start when I go into Services and try to start it manually.
The error message is:
Windows could not start the Windows Event Log Service on Local Computer.
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.

The Network connection the Internet does not start at boot time. Instead I have to click Diagnose & Repair and then click Restart the DHCP client service. Then it works.

The Windows Audio Service does not start at bootup even though the service is set for AUtomatic load. I have to go into Services and start it manually. Then it works.

A:Windows Services Not Starting and parts of Windows System not operating

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Is there a way I can set up power options to Restart on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis?

A:Auto Restart Option in Windows 7

I would like to suggest you try the following steps to restart the computer automatically nightly.
1.   Launch Task Scheduler.
2.   Click Action and select Create Basic task.
3.   Type AutoRestart (or others you want) in the Name box and click Next.
4.   Select Daily and click Next
5.   Type the time you want to restart the computer and click Next.
6.   Select Start a program and click Next.
7.   Click Brower and navigate to %SystemRoot%\System32 and select Shutdown.exe and click Open. Type –F –R in the Add arguments (optional) box and click Next.
8.   Click Finish.
Does it work?
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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I've got a fresh install of windows XP pro SP2, that is currently downloading a 1.3GB update for a game.. however windows has downloaded some updates and keeps bringing up this dialogue box that gives me about 4 mins before the machine will automatically restart - thus cancelling my download (which is about a quater of the way through).

Is there a way I can just stop this from coming up like stopping a service or something? I just don't want to be sitting in front of the computer clicking "restart later" every 10 mins or so..

A:Windows update: Auto restart

Just click restart later as many times as you need.

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Hi, in the Event Viewer I have been getting an error, Event ID 64. I have followed it up, but when I click on the Certificate to renew it, I get message that Windows cannot renew it. Apparently the Certificate will expire on 2/7. I tried to delete it and I get message that it is needed for encryption. Below is the exact message. Do I have to do anything????

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-CertificateServicesClient-AutoEnrollment
Date: 22/06/2012 2:43:56 PM
Event ID: 64
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A

Certificate for local system with Thumbprint 7e 2f ce f9 7e 33 fb 1a 59 16 f5 0f a5 d3 fc a2 ed 18 21 2f is about to expire or already expired.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-CertificateServicesClient-AutoEnrollment" Guid="{F0DB7EF8-B6F3-4005-9937-FEB77B9E1B43}" EventSourceName="AutoEnrollment" />
<EventID Qualifiers="32768">64</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-06-22T04:43:56.000000000Z" />
<Correlation />
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A:Win7, 64 bit, Windows Certificate Services Client-Auto Enrollment

Have a look at the Resolve section on this page:

Event ID 64

A Guy

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Hi guys , im using windows XP.

I got a problem which when I tried to start the windows , it auto-reboot.
I tried formatting the windows , but when It comes to "starting windows" , a BSOD occured.
I tried using the Automatic System Recovery , but then it ask me to put the file in a floppy disk and press enter when ready.
I tried to get info Safe Mode or Last Good Configuration , but its the same , auto-reboot.

Can anyone help me on this ? I almost fed up on fixing this

A:Automatic Restart at Starting Windows

Let us know what the error number of the BSOD is, that will sort of help. To me it may sound like bad hardware, especially memory.

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Just been trying to fix a friend's PC. The problem is that logging on to XP takes 5 minutes or more (on any of the accounts on the machine). Safe mode works fine. Using the Services window I can see that cause of this problem is that the following services are hanging on "starting" status during logon:

DHCP Client
System Event Notification

These 3 services are stuck on "starting" and will not start. If I disable them, logging on goes back to normal but there is no internet access. I tried doing a repair from the XP Home CD but all this did was remove the blue Windows XP theme leaving only the Classic theme which is quite annoying (is there a fix for this, too?). System Restore is not a possibility, as doing the XP repair wiped all restoration points.

Has anyone seen this occur before and/or got a fix for it?

edit: I've saved and uploaded his System and Application event logs, these might contain some useful info
System Log: http://www.maccpchelp.co.uk/Alexei/syslog.evt
Application Log: http://www.maccpchelp.co.uk/Alexei/applog.evt

A:XP logon takes ages due to 3 Windows services not starting correctly

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So I have Windows 7 64 bit on my HP HDX 18, and I did a FRESH install, I did not upgrade. Now I'm trying to install iTunes 9.0.2 64 bit and it starts to install and gets to the part of "Starting Services..." and then comes up with an error saying "service 'apple mobile device' (apple mobile device) failed to start. verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services".

I've tried many times to delete everything of apple's and itunes from my computer thoroughly, rebooted, and tried again. But I keep getting the same error time after time, I've even tried the Windows 7 32 bit iTunes and it's the same thing.

Can anyone help?

A:iTunes setup hangs on starting services, Windows 7 error

2 days, bump.

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Aspire one netbook with windows 7

model PAV70

i tried to restore it to factory settings (backed up to C file)

it went fine untill it got stuck in a loop saying it couldnt install windows and had to be restarted. i would restart and it would go to the same error over and over

then i tried to use the recovery discs (unsure of how to use them) i hooked up the external drive and powered on but no options came up although the disc was making noise as if activated. i left that going all night but no change.

NOW i power on and only get SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES

i have tried F8, F11, F12, ALT + F10 and nothing

the only thing that worked was shift+F10 (i tried ms00be but got nothing) (i did regedit/child comp/1 changed to 3 etc but nothing)

the only way i can get a response from the computer is SHIFT + F10 or if i press the space bar to "pause system resume" this gives the option to "continue" in which its back to being stuck on the SETUP screen or i could press "delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu" SO should i try to delete the data and go to boot menu? if so where do i go from there?

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Hi Guys,
Windows 7 auto-updated last night, and left me with a big mess today.
A lot of windows services are not responding at all, will not open, some freeze ect...
It all started with windows getting stuck at the blue screen, something along the lines of preparing windows ect, do not shut down. It kept looping on restart.
I got it to finally get to windows but..
Windows Update (does not open at all)
System Restore Opens *but* I apparently do not have any restore points
Safe Mode with Network boots to a black screen (safe mode in all 4 corners though)
Microsoft excel does not open
Cannot uninstall Microsoft starter 2010
I deleted all files under c>windows>softwaredistribution>download
I downloaded the service pack 1 manually from Microsoft website, the .exe file will not run at all.
So there it is, I can browse the internet but most windows services do not run.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:A lot of Windows Services not responding after Auto-Update...Windows 7

Download Windows 7 Services Repair to your desktop.
Important that this tool is on Desktop!
Right Click Run as Administrator.
Type 2 into the CMD window, hit enter.
Allow it to complete.
Then type 3 into the Command window, hit enter.
Allow that to complete as well.
Then reboot your machine.

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Hi Guys,

Windows 7 auto-updated last night, and left me with a big mess today.

A lot of windows services are not responding at all, will not open, some freeze ect...

It all started with windows getting stuck at the blue screen, something along the lines of preparing windows ect, do not shut down. It kept looping on restart.

I got it to finally get to windows but..

Windows Update (does not open at all)
System Restore Opens *but* I apparently do not have any restore points
Safe Mode with Network boots to a black screen (safe mode in all 4 corners though)
Microsoft excel does not open
Cannot uninstall Microsoft starter 2010

I deleted all files under c>windows>softwaredistribution>download

I downloaded the service pack 1 manually from Microsoft website, the .exe file will not run at all.

So there it is, I can browse the internet but most windows services do not run.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I run a server at night to run a program file and every now and then it crashes and comes up CLOSE program.exe as an error ( i turnred error reporting off - still comes up though)

Anyway since i cant get rid of this error message is it possible to have a prog to auto kill this when it crashes? OR

A prog that can restart the program/ process on a crash or hang?

A:Auto restart a process or auto kill on CRASH or HANG

Have a look in the Event Viewer through the control panel-> administrative tools. Look at both "system" and "applications" . If you can determine the program that is giving the error you will want to reinstall that troublesome program.

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Usually Windows is OK about notifying you but for this last update I had 5 different people all call me VERY upset that they had lost important work because Windows Updates just hijacked their computer and started installing and then restarted WITHOUT NOTICE.
I like the Auto install feature to ensure that updates aren't missed but really???? Why does Microsoft have to act like the very thing it is trying to prevent and take over your computer without your permission.
At the very least if there is a user logged in their should be a window that REQUIRES a "yes" click before an auto-restart is performed.
I have a solution to prevent this (below) but really it SHOULD be by default for everyone, not requiring specific knowledge of a policy to be set. My father has now lost part of his book he was writing (in Word) that he will never get back because
of Microsoft's hijacking.
I have the Group Policy Set "No auto restarts when users are logged in" but I am running Windows 7 Professional and it isn't so easy with the other versions.
For those who don't have Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate to run gpedit.msc - Computer Config-Admin templates-Windows Components-Windows Update you can use the following - save in Notepad and rename to a something.reg file and double click.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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hello, my name is billy, please help me.
i have some problem here,
my windows 8 auto restart when i shut it down and the other problem is bsod when i play fifa.

i've upload some files to tell you what is my problem.
please help me, thankyou for your attention

A:my windows 8 auto restart when i shut it down and bsod

You might want to shut off some of those startup programs, like Internet Download Manager and Yahoo Messenger. Does Fifa run under Steam? Well, Steam will not work right unless your Dot Net 4 and above are in perfect order. Also, any time you get a BSOD, you should do an external disk scan, because when windows 8 blue-screens it can sometimes damage your drive. But it is easily fixed, you can download Hiren's Boot CD from the link below, boot to it, go to Dos programs, go into Hard Drive tools, and you can start by seeing if GWscan detects your drive. GWscan is on the 3rd page of entries. If that does not find your drive, you can use the tool for the maker of the drive which should be included in Hard Drive tools.

You want to see if the Disk program detects any read errors, if it finds them, it usually sets it up to repair it with a full disk scan, that will take about an hour for new machines and 500 GB to 1 TB hard drives.

You can also download GWscan or WDdiag or Seagate Seatools from their websites. GWscan is on the Gateway site, but it can check a large number of drives. But that's what I would do first. If your hard drive is OK, then I would start by removing some of those startup items.

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I welcome any help you may be willing to offer.
I use:-
Win 7 Home Premium Service pack 1
Processor Intel ® Core ™ i3 cpu [email protected] 2.93 GHz
Installed Memory 3.00gb
System 32bit
Panda cloud antivirus (free)
Windows firewall
Firefox v21.0 froze and in going to Start-Restart I saw that programme Au_.exe had not closed and I was asked if I wished to force the close which I did.
I did not recognise the programme as one I had installed.
Research indicates that Au_.exe may be a virus in many hidden forms.
I cannot see it in Windows uninstaller, Revo uninstaller, Malwarebytes anti malware or HitmanPro ( all latest versions ).
I am aware that this forum has identified and assisted others with Au.... shall I follow the instructions in earlier posts or is it advisable that we start from scratch.
I have recently needed to download free dns service/s and trial version of dyndns for a security DVR camera setup; I consider any problems may have occurred as a result of this work.
I welcome any help that is possible and would welcome very simple instructions.
Best Regards

A:Au_.exe not auto closing on Windows Start-Restart

FWIW:  http://www.file.net/process/au_.exe.html .

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This update addresses the "Services.exe May Hang When You Restart a Service" issue in Windows 2000, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article 328477. Download now to resolve the hang in Services.exe caused by repeatedly starting and stopping the Logical Disk Manager administrative service.

For more information about this issue, read Microsoft KB Article: 328477.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server




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