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Q: "windows could not connect to the system event notification service"

Today I booted up my laptop to get this screen - my desktop without an aero theme and the error message on-screen.

Nothing unusual happened last time I used my PC. No installation or updates that I am aware of.

The computer cannot shut down properly now either, it just hangs after the desktop icons are gone. I am forced to hard shutdown.

http://i.imgur.com/S2N6EGp.jpg


Any ideas?


I doubt its malware but will run scans soon to double check.

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The service has apparently started though:

http://i.imgur.com/LEuXUAC.png

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I have a message coming up titled "Failed to connect to a windows service"
and it reads -



?Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the
System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond.?





Also, the task bar and menu <g class="gr_ gr_46 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="46" id="46">turns</g> into
a classic style of windows randomly when this is happening. This started happening a couple weeks ago to one device regardless of what network it is connected to.



Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? We have already reset the NIC on the laptop to force all settings to DHCP to ensure DNS is being set correctly. Updated DHCP settings
to disable NetBIOS as it is deprecated and should not be used over DNS for resolution. And we have run the <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="45"
id="45">winsock</g> reset.



How many devices were affected? - Just oneAre you connected to a domain network? - YesWhen did the issue start happening? - The issue started a couple weeks ago and is getting worse

What we have done so far:

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466635 MB, Free - 283303 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 3492 MB; G: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 37511 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0PP150, A00, ..CN7082186G50HH.
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

Error message appears on startup, usually clears upon clicking "Try again", then computer runs normally. It appears to boot up somewhat slower as well.
 

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My computer recently started having issues........ here is what is going on:
* boot computer
* Windows boot screen displayed ~ 1 minute
* screen goes black. Can move mouse. Drive light constantly on, not blinking. ~ 5 minutes
* log in screen comes up / log in
* Desktop loads ~ 1 minute
> sometimes it loads with regular windows aero theme other times it loads with basic windows classic theme.
* Error message pop up "failed to connect to System event notification service"
* Have to wait for about 5 more minutes before computer is actually usable
* The audio service does not work as well...
from when I press the power button to when I can actually use my computer takes 10 - 15 minutes.

Here is what I have tried so far
*Turning off all start up programs / services
*Tested Memory - passed
*Hard Drive Self Test ---- # 1 - 7 fail / I am guessing that this is the source of the problem, however my computer does still work once everything is finally booted. So I don't know what to do with that information or if that test even matters.
* I have tried looking at the event viewer but every time it says that the event log service is unavailable.
> I try turning on Windows Event Log but that does not change anything
* tried "netsh winsock reset" in command prompt, based on a different thread that I found - it didn't work


64bit Windows 7 untimate, clean install from usb iso (post resolution to bootsect.exe issue), running on dell poweredge sc430,
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A:Windows failed to conect to " system event notification service"

This seems to be a common problem, I am now also experiencing the same.
I have Win 7 Home Premium 64. Did chkdsk /r, defragged, tried sfc/scannow scanned for viruses and even tried reseting winsock.
My aero themes are greyed out, when trying to fix it with MS fixit it errors out.
It takes a long time to boot and then says "failed to connect to System event notification service"

One search on google will show this is a major problem, so why does MS not come out with a fix.
This seems to be the biggest frustration with Win 7 compared to XP, lack of support from MS.

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Please Help !

My HP running Vista Home Basic suddenly gave me the following error message on startup: "Failed to connect to a Windows service: Could not connect to System Event Notification Service".
Among other things, this prevents me from connecting to my internet network, so I can't get on-line.
Rebooting did not help.

Following the google search I used an elevated command prompt (click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator) and typing "NETSH WINSOCK RESET ", then press the Enter key, and then restart the computer.

I still cannot access my internet network, instead of not connection now I get the message "unidentified network" and I still cannot go online although there I have some Mbs

It sais (I do not understand this text )
"What netsh winsock reset command does are it resets Winsock Catalog to a clean state or default configuration. It removes all Winsock LSP (Layered Service Providers) previously installed, including the potential malfunctioned LSP that causes loss of network packets transmission failure. So all previously-installed LSPs must be reinstalled. This command does not affect Winsock Name Space Provider entries."

Please help me with the next step in order to be able to go online from my computer.
Thank you!

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My 6-week-old Dell running Vista Home Basic suddenly gives me the following error message on startup: "Failed to connect to a Windows service: Could not connect to System Event Notification Service." Among other things, this prevents me from connecting to my wireless network, so I can't get on-line. It also prevents several programs within Kaspersky Internet Security from starting. Rebooting doesn't help. And the problem occurs regardless of whether I sign on as administrator or as general user.

More: I can't access the Windows Help & Support pages. And I'm told to "see System Events log" for details, but when I try, it says "Event Log Service is unavailable." When I try System Restore, it says "back-up hasn't been set up." (Aren't restore points set automatically?)

Please help!
 

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Hey all,
I am having an issue with a user connected to our local domain. Whenever they try to log in, it keeps displaying "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service." I have tried multiple ways of addressing it and have
had no luck with a fix for this. I have tried:

Using 'netsh winsock reset'Uninstall and reinstall network adapter driversClean booting and trying to isolate the issue (did not find anything)
Deleting the font cache Tinkering with the service settings Disabling anti-virus and restarting
System Restore
None of these are fixing the issue for my particular system. It always comes back. The hardest part about troubleshooting this issue is how sporadic it is. It happens every other time the user logs in.

The only other fix I have not tried the hotfix they released for this yet. I don't want to install this until I have exhausted all of my options as this could create more problems.
We have 50+ other computers running Windows 7 on this domain with absolutely 0 issues. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

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I logged on to my computer as an administrator and my desktop didnt display for about 4 minutes. There was only a black screen with the white mouse arrow on it. When the desktop had loaded a Windows notification
bubble popped up saying:

"Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification
Service service. This problem prevents limited users from logging on to the
system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond."

I don't believe that I have installed any software etc. recently that could have caused this problem to occur. It just randomly happened one day. In sync with this error I am unable to connect to the internet using my 3 mobile modem and my laptop isn't recognising any wireless signals bringing up the message:

"The dependency service or group failed to start"

My laptop is a Philips freevents 12NB5800 which uses vista.

A:[B]Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service[/B]

try loggin in as an admin and viewing hte error log like it said

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So recently I had hardware issues, and through warranty I had several replacements done. Mobo, Video cards, ram sticks, and the power supply.

After all that was fixed and replaced my computer seemed to have ran fine for a few days, and it still technically is except for this problem.

The problem is when I log in into windows normally it takes a while for Windows to boot up. I get a "Please wait" screen, then after a long 4 minute log in once inside windows I get the"Windows could not connect to the system event notification service", and the toolbar is grey all old school windows like.

The problem is the exact same as the issues found here except I am using Windows 7 64 bit.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-9d2def157f56/

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-de37253c70cd/

In services the service is called System event notification, it says that the service is running fine. Even when i try to restart it, it makes no difference at all.

As for in event viewer. Im not to sure what to look for in there.

Ive looked at several familiar threads, I did the sfc /scannow twice, i did a windows start up repair, I disabled all non-windows services, and even just tried restarting the service in services.

I'm not really sure what to do next. I'm tempted to just to do a clean install. However I am cautious on doing so, in case its some kind of hardware problem...

Anyway do any of you have any recommendations or other possible solutions I havent tried ... Read more

A:Windows could not connect to the system event notification service

Through your post, I seemed to have missed your actual problem. Is it the system notification service in your title?

What are the particulars of the Event Viewer Error messages about that occurrence?

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Hi,

I got this error Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service.

And nvidia control panel doesn't start up.

Problems:

- Slow startup ("please wait" before login screen)
- NVidia Control Panel isnt working

Some Windows Updates was done yesterday i don't know if it's related.

Please help.

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Hi i have a couple of users on our network who are receiving the following error on startup "Windows could not connect to the system event notification service service. Please contact your system administrator" When this error is receive i always notice the startup time take an extra 2-4 minutes before it even gets to the login screen. Once logged in the users gets the error after a minute it can automatically go back to the login screen or if you press OK it also goes back. On second attempt it will log in with no errors.

So far form everything i have researched and tried nothing seem to fix the issue. This is what i have checked and done. Oh and these 3 machines that are getting this error are on Windows 7. We get no event viewer message or error about the issue.

-Made sure the services are running and started and set to automatic - mainly the Windows Event log, COM+ etc everything is started as it should be
-Rebuild WMI repository (which did fix issue for a 3 days then returned)
-Netsh catalogue reset and winsock reset
-Tried Hotfix - KB2590550
-Made sure network drivers were updated and the latest
-SFC /scannow
-HDD healthcheck done - is OK


Anything anyone else can suggest would be great or if someone has been able to fix this issue permanantly please let me know???


Thanks

Steve

A:Windows could not connect to the system event notification service

Have you tried this: Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log after you install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 ?

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Please assist I have the issue below on multiple HP ProBook 650 G1 notebooks
Windows could not connect to the system Event Notification Service

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Failed to connect to a windows service
Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As as administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond

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I have tried each and every one of the solutions on the forums and over here. All my drivers are up to date (double checked), I rolled back and uninstalled all updates, Did sfc /scannow three times and they passed without any integrity violations. I've tried netsh winsock reset as well. The aero is gone, greyed out plus I can't select any other theme and whenever I start up the computer it displays the message "Could not connect to a Windows service".

This started happening about 2 months ago when my laptop ran out of battery in hibernate mode. It didn't resume so I had to press the power button again and then it took about 8 minutes to boot with nothing but a black screen and the mouse there. The audio service isn't running every time I boot up (I have to right click and run troubleshooter to start it).

Does anyone have ANY idea what might be causing this? How do I fix it? I've uninstalled all the software that I installed before the error occured as well.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate on a Sony Vaio VGN-NW25GF. Intel Duo core T6600 and the ATI Radeon HD Graphics 4570 card.

A:Could not connect to the System Event Notification Service

I would try a Repair Install as a last resort before running Vaio Factory Recovery from its partition - make the backup disks first as a secondary backup method.

However most tech enthusiasts want the better performance of a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using the Product Key on COA sticker. Everything you need is in the tutorial.

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I get the error: Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service.
Regular users are unable to log on to the machine but Administrators are. The Event Viewer does not have any useful information. I performed a system restore to a previously working day but the error came back eventually. I have ran the command netsh winsock
reset many times to no avail. When I log in to the machine as Admin I can see that the service is started and it is set to Automatic yet the error persists. This has occurred on 2 Dell machines of different models. I had to completely reinstall the first one
to get the user back working but this is not really a solution.

Thanks

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I reinstalled Symantec Endpoint Protection from the computer and it now appears to be working. But I am skeptical and intend to keep a close eye. If anyone has any experience with this feel free to still chime in.

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Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service. How can i fix this?

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My HP with Windows 7 suddenly gives me the following error message on startup: "Failed to connect to a Windows service: Could not connect to System Event Notification Service." Among other things, this prevents me from connecting to my wireless network, so I can't get on-line. . Rebooting doesn't help. And the problem occurs regardless of whether I sign on as administrator or as general user.

More: I can't access the Windows Help & Support pages. And I'm told to "see System Events log" for details, but when I try, it says "Event Log Service is unavailable."

I have tried netsh winsock reset but it doesnt help

Please help!
 

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Same problem exactly. Tried disabling Kaspersky (internet security 2011) and restarting, but no change. System's been buggy all along, so this just seems like the natural progression of things... But no network connection is pretty hard to work around!

For me this started after i interrupted a shut down by closing the laptop - which puts it into hibernation mid-shut down... Which may or may not be a contributing factor.
 

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I have a desktop computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1. Yesterday, Vidcoder (a front end for Handbrake) attempted to update to version 2.44, but Norton blocked the update with a security warning (vidcodercommon.dll, threat WS.Reputation.1). Because I found a reference to Vidcoder and AutoComplete Pro, I followed the advice at https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-autocomplete-pro/ - and ran AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, and HitmanPro.

Now, my computer boots slowly to an account with Admin privileges, but shows a bubble message, "Failed to connect to a windows service. Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents limited users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond." The computer has no internet access, and says, "Not connected. No connections are available." A Norton Internet Security scan is clean (but limited because there is no internet access).

Google reveals multiple posts about this problem, with multiple suggested fixes. For fear of making the problem worse, I have not tried any of the fixes, and I have not done a system restore. I would greatly apreciate some help. Thank you.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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I know there was a thread earlier about the same issue but the solution doesn't seem to work for me.

This is the message i am getting on startup:

"Failed to connect to a windows service.
Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents limited users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond."

The message comes with a very slow start up.

The computer doesn't seem to recognize any of the wireless networks either, so i currently can't connect to the internet either. So i am using a different computer right now.

I am using a Gateway T-1620 with Windows Vista Home Premium 32. Microsoft Security essentials is running and the firewall is down.
 

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This Error popped up on my Screen today

My Nvidia control panel, among other programs do not seem to start with windows any more ( i noticed this right away because my screen configuration had changed)
I have checked the service and all of its dependencies and all of them are working fine. a quick Google search yielded no fixes that worked for me and I'm stumped as how to solve this

Thanks In Advance

Garrett

A:Failed to connect to System Event Notification Service

Usually it's a driver or COM component that's causing this. What does your Application and System event log show you as warnings or errors?

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Sorry, I know that a thread already exist with the Title "Failure to connect to System Event Notification service".
But having tried everything in the thread and without any success, I decided that it was important to post the solution that fixed the problem in my case.
I had the problem with Windows 7.
After many hours trying anything I found on the web, I was being reinstalling my BitDefender AntiVirus.
(Because I uninstalled is to allow me to perform a System Restore to a date before the problem occured)
Anyway my System Restore did not work.
Then, while I was reinstalling BitDefender, the problem was still there...
But during the re-installation of BitDefender, the installer told me that I should uninstall MalwareBytes because it could cause conflicts. So I did.
Then after rebooting, and the problem was gone at the next login and then BitDefender finalised it's installation.
So, I strongly believe that it was solved by uninstalling MalwareBytes.
Now, after 4 reboots, I don't see the problem anymore.
 

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Gringo_Pr,
 
I am wondering if my system may have gotten a virus.  On boot and attempting to log in I frequently get a message "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service."  When it does this I get a message that it can't access my profile too.  It then uses the default.
 
I have run Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes and Spybot.  They don't seem to find anything.  But I am not convinced.  In browsing my event viewer - system I see system services that crash and restart.  So, either my machine has a virus or it is starting to fail. :-( 
 
Thanks in advance for taking on another challenge.
 
Orcldude

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I dug around quite a bit... I really hope this hasn't already been a thread...

"Failed to connect to a windows service.
Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents limited users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond."
​This message comes with slow start up and shut downs that occasionally freeze. Another strange symptom is that sometimes (about every other time I boot up the computer) it loses the shiny-black Vista theme. Not so much a concern of aesthetic and more a note of wonkiness.

The laptop was sluggish recently and I was doing some cleaning: defrags, registry cleaning, virus/spyware scans, etc. I... have a theory my sweep with CCleaner may have done something it really shouldn't have. I'm unsure what to do about this if it is true though, because although I didn't delete them, all my restore points are gone. I also recently changed the virtual memory size, if that is relevant.

Also uncertain of relevancy, but the worst of it (Service message) began while I was toying around between Pidgin and Trillian. Trillian crashed... something. There are so many event logs now that I'm not able to figure out what it was

I'm really not as familiar with the workings of this computer as I wish I was, I'm really not certain about how to diagnos a problem from what I s... Read more

A:Solved: System Event Notification Service, failed to connect

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when i boot up my laptop now it comes up with failed to connec to a windows service sytem even notification service, this is stopping me getting on to interner etc,
 
i have tried a REPAIR, done a cold boot, done netsh winsock reset
restarted laptop
 
and it still stays the same
 
i see there is a suggestion to delete the winsock services hivekey in registry is this safe to do. i dont want to make it even worse,. but at moment nothing is working whatever i try.
 
please helo i did get error 1747 as well i cant start the services they are in starting mode and wont stop or start (greyed out options)
 

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I have been getting these "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs for about a day now (the "Bad Pool Header" one tends to pop up more often then the other btw). I ran a registry cleaner which didn't work and ran memtest this morning and it showed that my memory was fine. The BSODs tend to occur more often when I am playing a game or running some program that uses a bit more memory but it also happens when I am just on the internet. On the other hand, last night I did nothing but surf YouTube for 3 hours and didn't get a BSOD at all. However, since then I haven't been able to do anything for more than 10 minutes (without being in safe mode) without it crashing, and this morning it completely froze until I turned it off. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. It came preinstalled from the manufacturer and unfortunately I do not have the install disc. The entire laptop is less than 2 years old and there have been no major hardware changes and I have never reinstalled the OS.

A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

UPDATE: Another BSOD just happened after I left the computer idle for a couple of hours except this one said something about Asdsm.sys.

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I have been getting these "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs for about a day now (the "Bad Pool Header" one tends to pop up more often then the other btw). I ran a registry cleaner which didn't work and ran memtest this morning and it showed that my memory was fine. The BSODs tend to occur more often when I am playing a game or running some program that uses a bit more memory but it also happens when I am just on the internet. On the other hand, last night I did nothing but surf YouTube for 3 hours and didn't get a BSOD at all. However, since then I haven't been able to do anything for more than 10 minutes (without being in safe mode) without it crashing, and this morning it completely froze until I turned it off. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. It came preinstalled from the manufacturer and unfortunately I do not have the install disc. The entire laptop is less than 2 years old and there have been no major hardware changes and I have never reinstalled the OS.

A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

UPDATE: Another BSOD just happened after I left the computer idle for a couple of hours except this one said something about Asdsm.sys.

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Hello
I am new to Microsoft Message Analyzer and just downloaded version 1.4 and installed on my Windows 10 laptop
I saved my Windows System Event log as an .evtx file to have some data to start looking at. I note the column entitled 'summary' appears to show the body of the event message. However I see many rows which state "unable to retrieve the event description"
in this column, what do I need to do to fix this issues please? could it of been the way that I saved the .evtx file in the first instance (I accepted the defaults) or do I need to install some additional files/components so the messages are displayed
correctly?

Thanks all
Ernest

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I have been getting the following errors when I try to log into my account.

The system event notification service service failed the logon an attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist

I created a built-in-administrator and I am able to get into safe mode though not able to run many programs on it such as control panel and start up repair. I looked at my registry and both of my accounts look fine neither of them had a .bak on the end and so I'm not sure how to fix this if my only option is to delete my user account. I've already done a system restore to a couple days before this happened but, I'm still locked out of everything.

Is there anything else I can do that might help?

A:The system event notification service service failed logon ... token does not exist

Google led me to this post as I was researching the problem myself. I encountered the same issue. In this case on a vista32 ultimate box (although I do own an x64 box in case somebody thinks I'm blasphemous posting here ).

I haven't completely fixed the issue yet but I've gotten a bit further so in hopes of helping the next person here are the steps I've taken.

I was able to log in successfully in safe mode (hit F8 while starting up, select safe mode). Once there I went to command prompt (click the start button, type "cmd" [without the quotes] in the search bar and hit enter. From command prompt type services.msc to launch the services control panel. Find the System Event Notification Service, right click, select properties, change it from automatic startup to disabled, apply the change and "OK" out of the dialog box. You can now restart the computer and log in normally.

This isn't really a fix, it's a temporary work-around. SENS is needed for COM+ to respond to things like login and startup events. I've also noticed that my system is very slow right now. My next step is to find a way to generate a new token for SENS and then hopefully I'll be back at 100%. I currently have Dell researching that for me (this happens to be a Dell laptop). If I get a solution short of a reinstall to that one I'll post it too.

Hope this is helpful for someone. Good luck.

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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...
Also
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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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

Thanks
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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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After Windows 8.1 x64 Professional is running for a while, when I go into disk management I get:
"unable to connect with virtual disk service"
Upon reboot it starts working again. I have done an sfc /scannow and it comes up with no errors.
Any suggestions?
This is more than a minor annoyance, when I connect a USB drive it's doesn't map a letter to it and I have to go into disk management to do so. Rebooting each time is costing lost productivity. 

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I know someone else has asked about this error message, but the incidence here is quite different. I am running a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop on which there has only ever been one account -- mine. One day the computer suddenly crashed  and when I restarted
it, my desktop would not load, none of my programs would run, and I encountered the message listed in the subject line of this post.
I enabled the Administrator Account, tried to manually modify the registry as another thread instructed me to do. That did not work. There was no duplicate account key with a .bak ending. Even after I accessed the hidden Administrator account, I encountered
the same error message. The computer will not let me create any new accounts.
I am not linked in to any servers, nor is my account a part of any larger network. My home does not even have internet, and I was not online when the problem occurred. 
If anyone can help with this problem I would greatly appreciate it. I am totally lost. 

A:"Windows cannot connect to the group policy client service"

Hi,
This issue may occur when the following situations are true:
1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost was with wrong permissions
2. The Windows Firewall was enabled and wrong configured.
At this point, please grand proper permission on the registry key and disable Windows firewall to check the result.
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi,
On september 1st, my laptop started to show message "failed to connect to a windows service", then i started a scan in which i found many of my files are "locked and not tested" which was not there before.

then as per one of the advise in of the threads in this forum, i did the following
"Start computer in safe mode.

logon on to administrator.

Click the start button

Search "cmd.exe"

Select it and then "ctrl - shift - enter" to allow elevation request

Type in - "netsh winsock reset" press enter

Then Restart your computer"

The problem regarding getting message vista failed to connect to a windows service was solved with that but still many of my files are showing "locked file not tested" and also my laptop gets hanged frequently.

also recently whenever i shutdown windows tend to install updates very frequently and also takes time (20 mins) same goes with AVG scan every now and then it updates..

I have tried 4 times to run GMER scan but each time my laptop crashed (blue screen appeared and dumping physical memory with some error message which i didnt had the time to read some of it even)

I tried in both ways running the gmer scan (sections & C drive ticked and the 1st option).

i have also attached the scan results in safemode in the zipped folder
i really appreciate your help in this matter.
thanks

DDS log file

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.1800... Read more

A:Vista failed to connect to a windows service too many "Locked file. Not Tested"

hi again,
just wanted to say that my java for some reason is disabled even though it is installed and upon trying to install it again i got the following message "java_sp.dll is corrupt"
i have attached the avg rootkit scan report here

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Hi all,

So this problem seemed to have started after I pulled a flash drive out that was using Readyboost (pulled out while the computer was off). Since then, I always get the "Failed to connect to a windows service" error showcased in this image: (http://i.imgur.com/eBGnS.jpg). My task bar was also turned gray a la Windows 98 style and I'm not able to get it back. In general, I've noticed a much slower boot and a much slower time switching between tasks on the computer. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post all of this but I thought I'd do it anyway.

I'll attach the files and answer any questions that might follow..pretty sure I do have access to the boot disks as well though it's been awhile since I've completely re installed Windows

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Paul at 18:43:58 on 2012-08-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2550 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:"Failed to connect to a windows service" problem, plus computer boot issues

Bump.. I'd just like to know if anything is wrong with the computer and if it's safe to use.. perhaps I'm a bit paranoid

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Hi,
On september 1st, my laptop started to show message "failed to connect to a windows service", then i started a scan in which i found many of my files are "locked and not tested" which was not there before.

then as per one of the advise in of the threads in this forum, i did the following
"Start computer in safe mode.

logon on to administrator.

Click the start button

Search "cmd.exe"

Select it and then "ctrl - shift - enter" to allow elevation request

Type in - "netsh winsock reset" press enter

Then Restart your computer"

The problem regarding getting message vista failed to connect to a windows service was solved with that but still many of my files are showing "locked file not tested" and also my laptop gets hanged frequently.

please help i have attached the log file of the scan.

really appreciate your help in this matter.
thanks

A:Vista failed to connect to a windows service too many "Locked file. Not Tested"

Run your AV scan in Safe Mode and report back.

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Hi I'm having an issue with my 2 month old Dell. I get this message in the right hand corner after it takes like 5 minutes to get to the desktop. Then I get a black screen for like 3 -4 minutes, then it shows the Message, "failed to connect to a windows service: Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents limited users from logging on to the sytstem. As an administrator user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond". I have restartes in "Safe Mode" and found the System Event Notification , clicked on 2 x and it shows that it is on "automatic". The first failure is on "restart the service" as well as the 2nd failure and third. The windows event log start up says Automatic as well. What i did notice was that on both the System Event & Windows Event Log, the status says, "Stopped". Should I "start the service"? If i boot up in Normal mode, i can't do anything, I can't shut down right or anything. Anyone with any advise? 9/18 o.k this is to update , I booted up in safe mode, I was told to "start the service anyway I could"
Well it won't "start the service while in safe mode" I get error message1084. Now what. I think i may take bcke tio Best Buy!! Any one with any other advise?

Frustrated

Frustrated
 

A:"Failed to connect to a windows service" problem

Yes - start it.
 

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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:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.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 been having a problem with my laptop for awhile now. When i start it up, sometimes i get problems such as a black background, no internet, audio service, and some of my desktop files are missing. A message also pops up.

The message says "Failed to connect to a windows service: Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents limited users from logging on to the system. As an administrator user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond."

I really need help with this. It's getting very annoying.
 

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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Hi, I recently made some upgrades to a (previously fine) PC - they were

- Installing 4GB extra RAM, of the same variety
- Reinstalling windows on a new SSD (a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB)

I previously also upgraded to Windows 10, but a bunch of blue screens and other issues later I reinstalled 7. I'm still having problems though - the current symptoms are that every so often (1-3 times a day) the computer will hang for ~1-2 minutes on the 'starting windows' screen. When it finally loads, it will often hang for further extended periods before settling down. I checked in these event log and during these periods there will be many 'atapi' errors, with Event ID 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0." (I have attached a screenshot).

There will sometimes be other errors, usually relating to the timeout of certain things, but the previously mentioned error is by far the most prolific. On rare occasions there have been more serious errors - never blue screens since going back to windows 7, but once I booted to a black screen with just a mouse (was able to shut down via task manager then following a restart seemed ok).

Through some investigation, it does seem to be that the root cause of the problem is the SSD; I identified this a while ago and have tried various fixes, including:

Ensuring my Motherboard (a M4A78LT-M) SATA ports are configured in AHCI mode (they were previously IDE). This also led me to completely re-installing windows in an e... Read more

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About a week and a half ago i turned on my computer to be greeted by "windows 98" style graphics and an error message saying "Cannot connect to a windows service" It also said the service it could not connect to is the "System event notification service". Since i've been getting this error my computer has been slow to turn on and off, and non admins cannot log in. I suspect it may be a virus as i have tried to enable the service myself, reset the winsock from command prompt and i even saw if it was a third party application that was interfering with it but alas nothing seems to help (Even a system restore had no effect). So far i've run Spybot search and destroy, malwarebytes anti malware, avg 2012, and eset. These programs have found little things such as tracking cookies but nothing major. Could anyone help me solve this issue? Thanks in advance :)

A:"Cannot connect to a windows service error"

It was probably referring to the Desktop Windows Manager service if you didn't get the aero styles that you're used to seeing.

Try starting up the service again:
1) Goto start menu, and type in services.msc
2) Hit enter
3) In here find Desktop Windows Manager and start/restart the service.

Otherwise try System File Checker in case dwm.exe was corrupted in anyway.

Enter this command in command prompt console:

Code:
sfc /scannow
Let it finish, and reboot if necessary.

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My son has an HP laptop, W7, at college with him. He is 5 hours from me. The laptop is 2 years old, and other than the battery wearing out (he has to keep it plugged in) he's not noticed any problems with it, until the last few days. Every time he turns it on, it takes a long time (5 min or more) to start, and then presents this error (see attachment). I can't really do much from where I am, but I thought if I posted the question, maybe someone can point him in the right direction?

Possibly relevant, his Norton internet security was not current - I renewed mine with a special deal and got a new key, and didn't even think to give it to him. This was about a month ago. So I'll send him the new key, but I don't know how to get him past this error, or exactly why he is getting it.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:"failed to connect to a windows service"?

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*I Have Read Many Topics About This And I Cant Find The Solution Please Someone Save My Computer I Dont Know Where The Hell I Got This Error.

I Start My Pc One Day And It Takes A Hell Of A Long Time Starting Up And I Wait And Get A Blank Screen For 2 Minitues Then The Windows Logo COmes And It Says Please Wait... I Wait 5 MORE MINUTES Then I Can Log In My Admin Account I Log In And Then I See This Message At First The Theme Was Classic And It Was Gone My Friend Helped Me Fix It Back To Windows Vista But He Didnt Know How To Fix This

ScreenShot:


I Tried 2 Tutorials These Where The Ones <_<

1.)

Boot into Safe Mode.
Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Services> right click on System Event Notification Service> set startup mode to Automatic. Do NOT attempt to start the Service.
Make sure the Event Log Service is also on Automatic.
Reboot into Normal Mode. The Service should be started.

For the Event Viewer in Vista:
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...ows-Vista.html
Please observe the same guidelines for reporting: ignore Warnings, only one copy of recurring identical error.
Copy button is on lower left.


And The Secound

2.)

Boot in safe mode and login under a local adminstrator account.

Right click My Computer and click manage, up will pop up a computer management window, in that window double click Services and Applications and then click Services.

In the list of services scroll down to "System Event no... Read more

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I've been getting this error message on start-up for the past few days. I've tried "winsock reset" via the command prompt and I've run "Winfix". At first, it looked like the problem was solved, but this morning I again had the error. I ran Malwarebytes, but no malware was detected. Any ideas?

The machine is Intel i5-2320 running at 3.0 GHz, 4.0 GB of RAM and 64 bit OS Win 7 Home Premium.

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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Hi, I'm having BSODs on my new custom PC build running Windows 10. I am sure this is probably just a driver issue but I'm unaware of how to figure out which driver.

I've uploaded the debug report. Please let me know if you have any ideas or help.

AJ-DESKTOP-Sun_06_19_2016_200102_65.zip

Thank you!

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