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Windows 7 Ultimate- error regarding allowing Log in as Service "An unexpected error has occurred, Failed to save Local Policy Database"

Q: Windows 7 Ultimate- error regarding allowing Log in as Service "An unexpected error has occurred, Failed to save Local Policy Database"


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Windows 7 Ultimate- error regarding allowing Log in as Service "An unexpected error has occurred, Failed to save Local Policy Database"


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During a long period, I'm doing a huge jobs to take back ownership for files, as attributes (write protected) atrib. My database for network policy setting, secedit.sdb have problem, corrupted(?). So to check my database, I went to CMD as
administrator. From CMD I run:
esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb

C:\Windows\system32>esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb

Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
Version 6.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Error: Access to source database 'C:\Windows\security\database\secedit.sdb' failed with Jet error -1032.

Operation terminated with error -1032 (JET_errFileAccessDenied, Cannot access file, the file is locked or in use) after
20.31 seconds.

I was try same commando attributt /r:
Operation terminated with error -1003 (JET_errInvalidParameter, Invalid API parameter) after 0.0 seconds.

Last command, /p:
Error: Access to source database 'C:\Windows\security\database\secedit.sdb' failed with Jet error -1032.

Operation terminated with error -1032 (JET_errFileAccessDenied, Cannot access file, the file is locked or in use) after
20.31 seconds.

So, to me it sounds like another problem, as how to get privilege administrator rights? Before this database check was done, I change my Bitdefender Total security, from controlled firewall, with change to off witch force firewall to be take
over by Windows. This sounds like Bitdefender as Firewall control manage did not causes this error.

Pleas help me, wath next to do, other with any ideas?

Tks. so Rega.

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I have had this Barbie Super Sports CD for a couple of years and have an error with this game "an unexpected error has occurred" while running OS XP, I have tried this game on the OS Vista and it works yaaaaa, the problem is it's my laptop and not the kids computer, which by the way has never seen the light of Internet ever.
Anybody has any idea on what to fix to make this run on XP, registry, display settings, a patch from Barbie, their web site is not very user friendly by the way, did some basic checks and found nothing obvious.
Looking for some help with this issue.

Thank you for any help that can be provided.


A:barbie super sports "an unexpected error has occurred"

Weird hearing something work in Vista but not XP. Does the laptop meet the requirements to run it?

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I'm trying to access the network settings on my Windows 7. When I click on "Properties" I get a message saying "An unexpected error occured."

Tried this solution on Microsoft KB, didn't work - I get an error when I enter ole32.dll in the "Run" box.

This is the error:

"C:\Windows\System32\ole32.dll module was installed, but DllRegisterServer failed with the error code 0x80070005."

Thank you.

A:"An unexpected error occurred" Trying to access network settings (Win 7)

Perhaps time for an SFC Repair?

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I believe this post was posted before but i could not find the solution for it...

When I try to connect with the wireless network through Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless, the following error message appears:
"An internal database error occurred when saving/updating the profile"

I tried roll back and re-installing the drivers but none worked...

the spec is,

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

let me know if you guys got any idea with this problem...

thanks a lot guys.

A:"An internal database error occurred when saving/updating the profile"

Dear Animex:

I had exactly the same problem, with the same hardware. This is how I fixed it.

01. Take a System Restore.
02. Use Add/Remove programs to remove Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software.
03. Rename C:\Program Files\Intel to C:\Program Files\Intel-Old.
04. Reinstall the software. I downloaded the latest version,
05. Reboot when asked to.

Now, everything works.



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Im getting this when I try to open any of my Network Items in Network Connections; "an unexpected error occurred". I have found the supposed solution on the Microsoft Knowledgebase but the answer did not fix the problem for me.

Any Ideas... (other than reboot)

oh, i also have used system restore to no avail.

A:Network Properties "an unexpected error occurred"

Network Neighborhood issues .. is the computer stand alone or networked? .. was it once networked and not anymore? .. if it is networked with another machine are the workgroup names the same?

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I've started getting this error message in the Windows Application logs for various Windows 2016 Servers.  I used to just get them "occasionally".  Now, they seem to be occurring quite frequently.  Any thoughts on why this is happening?



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Hi !
I recently have this problem on the services,when i try to Start the service he give me this error "Windows could not start the "service name" service on Local Computer Error 129 0x89" i search on google but i don't find this error,so
i think it will be good when i ask the Microsoft Comunity . I need help ! Sorry for my bad english !
         Thanks !

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When I try to access local drives in an RDP session from one Windows 7 Professional machine to another Windows 7 Professional machine the "net use u: \\tsclient\c" command receives:
"System error 87 has occurred."
"The parameter is incorrect."

When I try to access the same local drives in a RDP session with an Amazon cloud machine running Windows Server 2008 there is no problem, the net use succeeds. So I know the client machine is configured correctly. I am believe this was working on these same machines in Nov 2013. Coincidentally the Win 7 machines will no longer rdp if the server machine is on a Wifi network, only a cabled one. On Wifi, the RDP session fails to fully connect (it establishes a partial connection.) I can live without Wifi connections. It is probably irrelevant to the problem I'm trying to solve.

I have scoured the internet unsuccessfully for a solution.

Any suggestions?

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I am trying to configure a wireless network on my desktop pc. I am using a IOGEAR Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter. The drivers are the latest ones. No wireless networks are showing up. Whenever I try to manually connect to a wireless network, I receive the message "an unexpected error has occurred". I am unable to troubleshoot it or continue. At first i thought it may be the adapter, but it works fine on other computers. I also tried a different adapter with the latest drivers installed; same problem. I tried a direct connection, and I am able to connect perfectly. It's solely a problem with the wireless and thus it leads me to believe that windows 7 is the problem. I'm running 32 bit windows 7. (the drivers are 32 bit for the adapter). Tried a fresh install as well. Same issue. I have a fully updated version of windows. I've been trying to solve the problem for several weeks, I need wifi for this computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

This is NOT a router problem. I have 4 other pc's, all which are able to connect flawlessly. My issue is with windows refusing to even let me create some form of connection.

A:Wi-fi - "An unexpected error has occurred"

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I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.


A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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This error pops up everytime boot / start-up. I've tried everything, for the last month.  including
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2421599 In the "Resolution Section" did step by step, But did not work for me...
http://blogs.technet.com/b/mempson/archive/2010/01/10/userenvlog-for-windows-vista-2008-win7.aspx  Didn't work either.  :(
Is this a Winlogin problem? Or does have to do with other computers in my homegroup?
But in Safe Mode & Safe Mode with Networking, this issue does Not appear / pop-up at start up. "Group Policy Client Service"
""HP Premium Remote Services"" tells me that in order to fix, I have to Re-Install Windows. And have been in contact today with Hp Premium Remote Services for over 7 hours with NO Resolution!!
Hate to make a Recovery Partition on a New PC, in order to Re-Install Windows...

This is a Brand New HP Pavilion HPE H8-1234 AMD Processor that I installed on 7/23/2012. Running windows 7 64-bit home premium, OS: Internet Explorer 9.
Have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate using Anytime Upgrade, My question is would that rectify the "Group Policy Client Service" error?
Always run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro, in addition with Norton, on a regular basis. So that I know my system is clean...

Any MS Engineers or Tech's have any ideas, suggestions OR help, How to Fix this issue,With-Out having to use: System Recovery/Restore. To factory condition...
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A:Failed to Connect "Group Policy Client Service" Windows 7 x64

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TechNet Community Support

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I am using a WD Proxkey DSC and while signing I am getting the following error"
"The Windows Cryptographic Service provider reported an error: The parameter is incorrect. Error Code: 2148073511"

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When I try to install this demo, I get this error a few seconds after launching the setup:
"Error occurred while launching the setup, Remote procedure call failed"
Help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.

A:"Error occurred while launching the setup, Remote procedure call failed"

what is this demo of?

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I have been trying to set up a direct cable connection between my XP home computer and my w2k notebook using dcshare4 (http://www.netfor2.com/DcShare40.html). According to the instructions I should:
1. Click Start->Connect to->Show all connections
2. Click Create a new connection->Next->Setup an advanced connection->Next
3. Click Accept incoming connections->Next
4. Select Direct Parallel. Click Next->Allow virtual private connections->Next
5. Check Guest. Click Next->Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)->Properties
6. Check Specify TCP/IP addresses. Enter and Check Allow calling computer to specify its own address. Click OK
7. Click Next->Finish

But when I get as far as 4 I get the message "Local user database handle" error , and I do not get to see the screen in which I have the options to choose guest. Can anyone tell me what this means?

Making a home network is a frustrating experience. Can anyone offer any easy way to set up a home network using a direct USB connection?

A:"Local user database handle" error

sorry, the full error message is: "An internal error has occurred: the local user database handle is corrupt."

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I am aware this a problem that has been addressed multiple time on this forum and others but am unable to come up with a solution from previous posts.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and have been for years.

I have had no problems previously that I was unable to fix.

This morning when starting up my pc I got the error message "Failed to connect to a windows service"

In addition it has defaulted to windows classic theme and I can not re enable Aero.

I looked at the Event log but it is simply beyond my level of understanding how to address the errors. Also all errors shown seem to be relativity longstanding/ recurring.

I have tried all the common suggestions I could find and none have fixed to problem.

Please can you help


A:"Failed to connect to a windows service" error message

The link below talks about this problem with various solutions, 4 pages. I have no idea which one might work for you but it may be worth a try.

Failed to Connect to a Windows Service message - Microsoft Community

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When i start my computer i get that error in the bottom left,i used hijackthis and this is the report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:23:07, on 27/07/2013
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16537)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dxtory Software\Dxtory2.0\Dxtory.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN Belgi?: Hotmail, Skype, nieuws, entertainment, lifestyle en meer!
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = Google
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN Belgi?: Hotmail, Skype, nieuws, entertainment, lifestyle en meer!
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Mi... Read more

A:"Failed to connect to a Windows service" error

Unplug al peripheral or USB devices and retest. This includes things like, printers, flash drives, external hard drives, USB hubs, etc.

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I have recently had problems with my Net Nanny 5. I'm running XP. When I start my computer, the Net Nanny Config window pops up. This window terminates, then a warning message comes up that says:

Falied to connect to the local database, all requests will be denied

Then, a warning message comes up with the tittle "nntray" but there is no text in it. The nntray and nnscv run for about 5 minutes, but then closes and a windows error report message comes up. When I try to start Internet Explorer during the time the corrupted net nanny is running, i get 2 error messages that says:

Runtime Error!

Program C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Inetexplorer.exe

This application requested runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
My net nanny database used to be about 2 megs, but is now only 720 kbs. How can i fix this? Reinstalling would not be an option, because i have recently los the CD. Help!!

A:Net Nanny 5 "local database error"

Hiya and welcome

Try this first of all:

Control panel | Internet Options. Advanced tab.

Under Browsing, look for Disable Script Debugging. Tick that.
Underneath will Display a Notification... Untick, apply and ok

Also, go to www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.



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I just ran a "Generate a System Health Report" and I get an Error during the Report.
This is what I get:
I get a Tab named :
SYMPTON:....A system is reported as having an unexpected error code
CAUSE: One or more services has failed. The Service did not stop gracefully, suggesting the service may have crashed or one of its components stopped in a unsupported way.
DETAILS: Service exited without code not equal to 0 or 1077
RESOLUTION: Restart Service

SYSTEMS SERVICE CHECKS: FAILED: Checks for state of systems services

Abnormally Terminated Services check: TESTS:1 FAILED:1

DISPLAY NAME:QuickPlay Task Scheduler (QTS)
PATH: C:\Program Files(x86)\HP\QuickPlay\Kernal\TV\QPSched.exe
STATE: Stopped

Any ideas on what the problem is?????

A:"A service is reported as having and unexpected error code"?????

Is this a HP PC?

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I keep getting this error when trying to do an online restore, "Failed to initialize reporter: Cannot open database <DBName> requested by the login. Login Failed."  What can I do to resolve this issue?  We are running Management Console 3.0 Version 6.3 (Build 9600).
Recovery Manager for Active Directory
Dell Inc.

A:Dell Recovery Manager Error "Failed to initialize reporter: Cannot open database <DBName> requested by the login. Login Failed"

We have discovered, that if we uncheck the Generate reports while trying to run the online restore, that it will work. We are unsure yet what exactly is causing the issue, but unchecking Generate Report allows us to move forward and complete the process.

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as described in the title when i boot my laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834117780R
i get the "disk read error -> press cntrl alt del to restart" message. I then tried to access the backup partition through f10 only to run into this error "status : 0xc00000e9 Info : an unexpected I/O error has occurred" it seems that it cant communicate with my hard drive.

I read a few other forum posts but didnt see anyone have the 0xc00000e9 error also. Bios boot priorities are in order if that matters.

Is there a fix without having to replace the entire HD and buy a new vista installation(preinstalled w/ no disc in the box).

Im very reluctant to take it to a service center as i can very likely fix it myself (with the help of the friendly people here of course), only problem is im having a little trouble..finding.. my HD in this damn notebook.. heh, ill figure that part out. new to notebook repair.

Thanks in advance. Danny

edit: found the HD, doesnt look like it even uses a cable, just plugs right into what i assume is the mb. dont know if that helps just supplying what i can.

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Vista won't let me logon, I get a message :
"The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

"Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service"

I've been trying to narrow this problem down for the last few days.

I did a system restore back a number of days, no user programs were installed, but there were system updates installed. Once I do the system restore and turn off the updates, the computer reboots fine and I can log in.

However, if I let the MS updates in, then when I reboot, I get the error and cannot logon.

Clearly there is a problem when the updates happen, and causes this. I originally thought it was due to a specific MS update, but I think it's the update process that is broken. That is what kills the system configuration and then it can't logon.

If anyone has an idea here, I'd really appreciate it.

This is Vista 32 with SP2.

A:cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

Hello metafizx, welcome to Vista Forums!

I'm not sure if it will or not but have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll be a help, as a place to start; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

User Profile Service failed the logon

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Hi folks. †I'm trying†to†create a DVD with a bunch of WMVs but I get this error shortly after encoding begins. †Just using a standard template with a background audio file (wav) and burning to double layer. †Help?

A:Windows DVD Maker error "an error occurred when burning the dvd" Help?


You can try the Windows 7 codec pack as below:


In addition, you may want to try Windows Media Encoder, here is the step:

1.† Download it from the following link:
Windows Media Encoder

Install program under compatibility mode & Administrator level
1. Right click on the installation file and click Properties.
2. Click on the Compatibility tab.
3. Select ?Run this program in compatibility mode for.?
4. Choose Windows XP (Service Pack 2) from the drop down list.
5. Select ?Run this program as an administrator? option under the Privilege Level topic.
6. Click Apply, click OK.

2. Open Windows Media Encoder. On the New Session screen, choose Convert a file.
3. On the File Selection screen.browse to the .wmv Source File you wish to burn.
4. Follow the on-screen wizard to burn this file to the CD/DVD.

Does it work?
Vivian Xing - MSFT

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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

A:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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so i woke up this morning to find my laptop unable to connect to the net via wireless, showing the following msg "Connection status unknown. The Dependency service or group failed to start." i have tried running sfc scannow and netsh winsock reset but it does nothing. and have run a virus scan on avg but no viruses show up.
I cannot also run a system restore; when i try i get the following msg "the shadow copy provider has an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation (0x8004230F). i have tried using system restore in both safe and normal modes but nothing works.
would be great if someone could help


A:wireless error "the dependency service or group failed to start"

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Another person with the "Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start at 2115-08-05T01:22:57Z. Error Code: 0x80070005." error...


I say "again" because this issue is plastered all over the internet. I've searched and searched and have tried many things, but I still get this error every 30 seconds in my event log.

I've tried deleting and re-importing the 3 tasks from the SoftwareProtectionPlatform folder in Task Scheduler... I've exported/imported the tasks as they are, I've deleted and imported copies from a month and a half ago from my own system (before this issue started), and I deleted and imported copies from someone on the internet who was nice enough to provide their own copies. It didn't help.

I checked the registry to make sure that the last traces of the tasks were being cleaned up...

I checked that sppsvc is running under the "Network Service" account.

I've checked ACLs on all sorts of folders... And registry keys...

Oh, you're going to tell me to do "sfc /scannow" ... well that command doesn't work for reasons unknown. I posted about that a year or two ago, no resolution.

A:The "Failed to schedule Software Protection service" error

Oh, you're going to tell me to do "sfc /scannow" ... well that command doesn't work for reasons unknown. I posted about that a year or two ago, no resolution.

Try running, in admin cmd prompt-

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Reboot, then run sfc /scannow again.

If dism says it cannot find or download the needed files, see this thread-


Other than that I don't know.

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Every year I do a clean install due to my kids installing software, etc. Today I attempted the clean install and received an error "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed, click OK to restart the installation".

I utilized the original Installation disk, wiped the HD and windows attempts to load. I have not altered anything to prevent windows not to load...I am at a loss on what to do. I am running it on a 64 bit, AsRock AMD series board. Thoughts?

A:Windows 7 installation error - received "unexpected error"

Work through the steps which cover almost all installation failures: Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

Even more importantly I would read through the steps for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compiles everything that works best in tens of thousands of installs we directly help with here. For example it is not necessary to do a reinstall more than once since modern back up imaging can replace the need to do them again.

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Hi there.

My XP Pro machine is fairly new (built it m'self in August)...when i booted my machine the other day, I recieved my desktop background (no icons or start bar) and a dialog box that said "Error: Loader failed to initialize service" with an option of OK. So i click it and it does nothing. So, using task manager, I start explorer.exe manually and all is good, until I boot again. I did a system restore and that still hasn't fixed anything. Any suggestions?



A:"Error: Loader failed to initialize service"

Don't know much about this but sounds like you might need to look over your services and turn one on again then set it to automatic.

click on start > srun > type: services.msc

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I have a RemoteApp server setup (Windows 2012 R2) with SSO enabled. This RemoteApp server is for internal use only. I have no issues with any of my clients running Windows 7 or above. On Windows XP however, I can only connect to the RemoteApp session once
and then I get the error An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0xc00002fd). If I reboot the PC, it will again work once and then get the error.
The other thing we discovered is that when you first close the RemoteApp session, the mtsc.exe process remains active for 30 seconds or so. As long as that is active, I can re-enter the RemoteApp session multiple times. The moment I kill that process, I
get the error and must reboot.
I'm pretty sure something is being cached on the client side, but every lead I have found has not resulted in a resolution.
Anyone have any ideas? (Btw, "get off of XP" is not an option at this time. lol)
Any assistance would be great.

Robert Doyle | Network Administrator | Five Below, Inc.

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On startup, I get the ERROR MESSAGE: "Database/SQL Service Failed. Please reinstall the main application."
My operating system is WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL. My computer is the HP TouchSmart 300.
How do I fix this ??


A:ERROR MESSAGE: "SQL Service Failed"

The SQL Service could be used by any number of applications, it's tough to know where to start without more information. If you could post a screen shot of the exact error message, preferably with at least your task bar also visible in the shot, that might help. A screen shot of the entire program list from "Add or Remove Programs", in the Control Panel would also help pinpoint which program might be using the SQL Service. Also, have you recently installed or uninstalled any software or Windows Updates?

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Greetings everyone.
Last Tuesday when I turned my computer on, I got the message ďA disk read error occurred, press crtrl+alt+delete to restartĒ. Since then I have been searching online for a way to get my computer back up & running.
The specs of my computer:

Dell Inspiron 9100 Notebook
Windows XP Pro SP3
P4 @ 3.2 Ghz w/ Hyper Threading
1 gb Memory
160 gb Western Digital PATA/IDE HD
(Replaced original 80 gb HD in May 08 b/c too small)
Removable internal DVD/CD-RW drive (& a removable internal floppy disk)
Purchased in Oct. 04.

When I installed the new HD back in May, I used Apricorn EZ Gig II & the included HD enclosure to copy the contents of the old HD onto the new one.

I first ran the onboard Dell diagnostics; it did a full system scan (from the processor to the memory to the HD) it told me everything was fine.
I then ran the WD hard drive utility from a floppy disk. I ran both the quick & full tests and it told me there were no problems.

Since the HD seems to be alright, Iíve been wondering if something has corrupted the Master Boot Record. I do my best to keep my system in check; security-wise I run Norton 360 2.0 & Ad-Aware 2008 (thereís more I can do though, I know). I donít think it could be malware, but who knows.

Anyways, Iíve tried booting from my Windows CD to get to the Recovery Console or do a repair installation, but things hit a snag. The drive spins up & I get a message telling me setup is preparing files, but then the scr... Read more

A:Windows XP "Disk Read Error Occurred" Problem, difficulty in resolving...

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Windows Mail suddenly does not send or receive messages. When I attempt to send a message, I receive the following error, "The message could not be sent. An error has occurred." When I click the Send and Receive button, the pop-up box comes up, but not long enough for me to read anything. However, it appears to complete the send/receive process with no errors. I have had issues in the past and often received an error number, but not this time. When I go into my accounts, I have changed the password to my incoming server to the wrong one to see if it recognizes the error and have also changed port numbers and still receive no error. I have attempted working offline and double-checked to ensure it recognizes the wireless internet connection - which it does.

I do not currently have and have never had any anti-virus programs installed on my computer. I have logged into my email through my browser and deleted all emails from all of my folders, closed Windows Mail and then re-started it to no avail.

I would just upgrade to Windows Live Mail, but I already did that once before when I was experiencing other problems with Windows Mail, and that program has also stopped working correctly so I had to go back to Windows Mail. Therefore, it appears that if I cannot get this issue resolved, I will be stuck using my browser (which is not very user-friendly) and my iPhone. Needless to say, I am quite frustrated with Windows Mail and Vista!


A:Windows Mail - "The message could not be sent. An error has occurred."

First let's fix the major problem of not having an antivirus! For now please download Malwarebytes and run a full, updated scan. Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download That should clean up any bad software on your computer. And I would imagine you have a lot... There are plenty of good free antivirus programs out there, most of the people on this site highly recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

After running malwarebytes, see if your mail problem is still occurring.

Personally, I just have to recommend you switch to using Mozilla Thunderbird, instead of Windows Mail. It's very clean and easy to use. And free. Check it out. Mozilla Thunderbird That's just a personal suggestion, you don't have to if you really like Windows Mail

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I have a Dell Latitude E7450 with Windows 10. I am unable to get to the login screen as the following error message comes up "A disk read error occurred Pres Ctl+Alt+Del to restart" I do this and get the same error message each time. I did hold F12 so I can get to the boot options. I ran the diagnostics and it completed with no issues found. "All tests passed"
Any ideas of how I can fix this issue?
Boot mode is set to Legacy. Should I change it to Secure Boot?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Latitude E7450 - Error message "A disk read error occurred"

Run the extended - not just quick - diagnostic on the hard drive (F12 at powerup).  
No, you cannot change to UEFI/Secure Boot without a complete reload of the operating system.

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For the last couple of days i have been getting this error on Google Crome and IE. I cant connect to anything like online games. messengers. Firefox works fine. Plz Help

OS Vista

here is the error that it says when i try crome or ie
Network Error (tcp_error)

A communication error occurred: "Connection refused" The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.
For assistance, contact your network support team. ​

A:Network Error (tcp_error) A communication error occurred: "Connection refused"

i have no idea what to do.. ive tried resetting my firewall.. resetting browers. i cant even update anything.

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We just found that some of our applications that depend on MS Access 97 database format could not open certain database tables. The error displayed is "Unrecognized database format". This issue started occurring after the January '19 security patches
from Microsoft were deployed on our workstations.
After researching online, I came across https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4480960/windows-server-2008-kb4480960
I see that this has been marked as a known issue and that Microsoft is working on a fix that is estimated to be ready by early Feb. Last update was on 1/11

Are there any new updates regarding this issue?


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We have several users on a Windows 2012 RDS server. Recently two started having an issue logging in. They VPN to a Sonicwall firewall (which is successful...we can ping the server).
When they try to connect using the Windows RDP client we are now getting "An internal error occurred". I cannot find out where details of this error are so It's VERY frustrating to try to fix based on "something went wrong" as the definition.
I need to get this working ASAP. How do I track down where this is failing?
Note: This is a Sonicwall NSA 250M firewall with sufficient VPN licenses. We can PING the remote server through the VPN tunnel but we cannot seem to get folders by opening Windows File Explorer and typing in the server IP (e.g. \\ It times
out (and there are shares on that server so we SHOULD see SOMETING). 
Is this a sudden firewall issue or something to do with RDP server licensing or something else? I have no clue where to even start investigating this.

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I never ever had this issue with Outlook Express. Suddenly, after I tried to delete some messages, I get the above error. I tried to move the messages to my deleted folder, nothing. I tried to move the store folder to another directory, nothing. I even uninstalled and uinstalled Windows Live, same thing. No success.

Any ideas? Workarounds?

A:Windows Live Mail: "Unexpected Error" - Unable to delete some messages

Hi Sammy, are all messages in your inbox fully downloaded ?

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I'm using Windows 10 th2-10511 x64 and when I install EMET 5.5 final the EMET system service is installed with the "delayed start" flag and the service and never starts after a reboot. The same thing happened with the beta version, I didn't notice
it until the final was released. This issue doesn't occurs with EMET 5.2.
I switched the service back to the normal Automatic (not delayed) start, and everything seems to be working again. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue?

Also, can someone enlighten me about this warning message "DEP/ASLR Policy settings are ineffective by default; see user's guide on how to enable them". It appears when I enable the DEP/ASLR EMET GPO. I couldn't find any reference to this warning
message in the user guide. DEP seems to be enabled, I have no idea how to check for ALSR other than Process hacker that shows ASLR as N/A.

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Er... hello!

Im having trouble playing my Sims 2 game on my new PC.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E4500
<LI class=indentFeature>2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
2GB Memory
360GB Hard Drive
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS GraphicsDual Layer DVD Rewriter6 USB connections8 in 1 Media Card Reader22" Widescreen MonitorI know there are lots of people with this problem, but cant find any solutions... it worries me a little that il prob have to same prob with all my pc games

nonetheless i have a ps2 and xbox to console me until i get it sorted.

Anyway- it installed fine, then when I go to run it, it states "unexpected error"...

Is this because it may not have installed directX9? i didnt remember it asking me to install it? should i find out if it has or not?

Ive also tried changing the compatability of the program by going to properties etc ( and ive tried all of the options to no avail)

What is left to do? short of giving up!

Ps. the Sims webiste I found useless!

please help if you can

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"an unspecified error occurred during system restore (0x8000ffff)"

I made a restore disk on my 64bit win7 desktop for my 64bit win7 laptop because windows stopped loading. Now when I try different restore points I get the same problem. Should I make a new disk? What else could I try?

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I have a normal stock dell desktop with windows 7.

I borrowed my grandmothers laptop. It is an Acer Aspire 5736Z-4790 w/ an Intel Processor. Last night after trying to install some files to make some cheat programs I use for an online game (I have loaded same programs 10x on other computers so I doubt its related to the programs themselves) One thing I did do was try to delete a winhttp.dll file in system32 or the WOW one(for 64bit computers? Forget the folders name) and replace it with another one(Directions for the cheats said to make sure that winhttp.dll was in sys32) and while trying to do that windows would not let me so I read somewere that there is a program that lets you "take ownership of a file" so you can override permissions. I then took ownership of sys32 and maybe the 64bit folder as well. It still did not let me replace any files in sys32 so I then restarted and when windows opened again, desktop loaded then an error message came up, then it restarted itself, and repeated, but after the second time it restarted itself windows would not load. After the Acer manufacture screen, just the blank black ... Read more

A:Error during restore. "An unspecified error occurred during system.."

Lost &

You have started three theads.
You talk about three PC's.
Are you trying repair all three?

Boot into safemode from the command Prompt? Possible?
Making a recovery disk for another computer? & File Ownership of Sys32
Error during restore. "An unspecified error occurred during system.."

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wheny try to enable ICS for the WLan or for the LAN adapter, I get the error message(s)

An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled
Acess is denied

After that the option Allow other network users to connect throug......
is once again unchecked.

I googled quite a bit but could not find any anwers close to my problem.


A:ICS Error: "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing..."

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Click on the Start Orb and type services.msc press then press enter. Locate ICS (Internet Connection Sharing), make sure that the Start up Type is set to Automatically, then Start the Service.

Also, make sure that you assign Static IP on the LAN or WLAN settings.

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I have been having trouble connecting to the other computer on my network. When I try to access it via "View Workgroup Computers" I get a notification that Access is Denied. Prior, I editted her Local Security Settings to allow Everyone, Administrator, Users, Power Users and Backup Operators... But when I tried to add my computer to the access, it displayed "Failed to Save Policy Database."

Any idea what's causing this problem?

A:Failed to Save Policy Database


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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Hope this query is in the right section -tried to use my LDS 1881 England Census CDs last night - but having problems with the Viewer.

I have V4 which up to now has worked perfectly - tried to re-install it
and I keep getting "Failed to extract file "Dll_ini" from binary table"
error message.

BUT no problems on my laptap which has the Viewer installed from the
same CD.

Have had a few problems with computer of late - it was in the workshop
3 weeks ago because of some corrupt Windows files - could that be the

Grateful for any advice, suggestions as to what to do!

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Fix for "Tuner Not Found" error and "Receiver service has stopped working" error listed in next post! --†Errors I'm receiving: "Tuner Not Found""Windows Media Center Receiver Service has stopped working.""Welcome - An upgrade is currently in progress."SpecsIntel P4 3GHz2GB RAMVisionTek Radeon X1300Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 PCI IIWindows 7 32bit1. Tuner Not FoundOkay, the entire install went without a hitch. On opening Media Center I was told that I needed to setup Live TV. When I click the link I was given the dreaded "The TV signal cannot be configured because no tuner hardware was detected." If I run WinTV from Hauppauge I can view TV just fine.MCE ran fine this morning on Vista SP1 before the install.For the tuner issue I have done the following:-Reseated the card-Updated the drivers-Uninstalled the hardware and rescanned/installed the hardware and drivers-All Windows Updates-Uninstalled all references to Hauppauge on the machine and installed JUST the drivers, no Hauppauge software-Adjusted Log On preferences for Windows Media Center services to Local and manually started ehrecvr and ehsched along with cmd line manual starts-Downloaded new codecs from WinDVD and MSFT-Run the WMC Decoder Checkup Utility from MSFT and changed to Miscrosoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder (the utility recommended I change to this -- only one that is MCE compatible -- but once I did it told me that it is incompatible with sync on WMP10 and that... Read more

A:*RESOLVED* Media Center "Tuner Not Found" error, "Receiver service has stopped"

Okay, I resolved the first two issues, Tuner error and ehrecvr error.It had to do with multiple Admin user accounts on my computer. My computer was originally set up with a user Robert Baker with full privileges as administrator. I then also set up a MediaCenter account with full privilidges. For whatever reason the MediaCenter account has access to EVERY action on the computer except starting the ehrecvr service.1.† First set Media Center Service Launcher to log on at NT Authority††† Services > Right-Click Windows Media Center Service Launcher > Properties > Log On tab > Log On As 'This account: ' > Type " NT AUTHORITY/LocalService " > Click Apply > General tab > Start service.2. I then set the Media Center Scheduler Service AND Media Center Receiver Service to log on as my other admin account. Same as above but with other account credentials and started the services.3. Reboot and no ehrecvr errors. Since this was a good sign I tried WMC and was able to set up my TV fine.I STILL, however, get the "Upgrade in progress" message when I open Media Center. Anyone know how to fix that? I've run setup again and can't get rid of it.

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Just a month ago i bought a new rig, (besides the disks) All have worked fine until just some days ago, was in a game when it freezes and reboots, hmmpfs ok.. Started up again, but since that time the whole system have become unstable, till now when i just boot up all seems fine and just after a few minutes the mouse-pointer turns into the "sand glass" then nothing if i press ctrl-alt-del it goes to a screen that states "Applying security policy" if i wait that screen out it reboots. then the same thing all over... Anyone recognise this ?!

A:Windows 7 ultimate stalls, "Applying Security Policy"

Try a couple of things:

1) This could be a network connectivity issue. So unplug your network cable and reboot. If you are able to, you'll need to tinker with your network settings.

2) If 1) does not work, try booting into safe mode both with networking and without networking (am not talking about the cable but about the safe mode options presented when you press F8 or Del), see which one works. You might then need to do a Clean boot procedure to isolate the culprit driver.

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