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The "Failed to schedule Software Protection service" error

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

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.

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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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A:Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start at 2113-01-12T17:08:03Z. Error Code: 0x80041316 every few seconds.

Delete the 3 files from C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform.
From the Windows DVD or ISO file go to Sources and use 7-ZIP to extract the install.wim file.
Copy the 3 original files from extracted install.wim (Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform) to a suitable location and add to each of them the .xml extension.
Import the 3 .xml files in Task Scheduler - Microsoft - Windows - SoftwareProtectionPlatform and restart the system.
Hope it helps!
Dan Visan

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Applies to 

Windows Windows 7 Security, privacy, & accounts Security and privacy

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\... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I tried to create a new account on the family computer for my mother, because she was tired of using my nephew's account (He's very messy, even on the computer, and she doesn't like his clutter.)

She attempted to use it, and got the 'User Account Service service failed." error.

I deleted the account, and tried again with a different named account. Same thing.

The only accounts that seem to work are mine (Administrator) and my nephew's (Standard.)

I read a forum posting for this problem that stated the problem was because of account SIDs and the wonky way Vista goes about its business. Now, at one time I did have two accounts. Chance, and Blake. I deleted Blake because I hadn't realized that he would have permanent access to my private files after navigating to them from his account. However, this did not delete the Blake entry in C:\Users. I created another account for him, again called Blake. This created an entry in C:\Users called Blake.Home.

Now, the only entries I have SIDs for in regedit are Chance, Blake.Home, systemprofile, LocalService, and NetworkService.

There are no SIDs left over from previous accounts that could be causing this trouble.

I went to the System Properties Users tab and found three entries. Unknown Account,Chance, and Blake. I deleted Unknown Account (It was a leftover from some problems with creating a new account for my nephew.) Now the user account manager, and the System Properties User Profiles tab list ... Read more

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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:

- ... Read more

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I am trying to make additional user accounts on my laptop or desktop, but whenever I try to do it on either one I get the following message

"User Profile Service service failed to sign in / User profile cannot be loaded"

I can't find a Windows 10 fix for this. I tried sfc /scannow and it could not find anything.

A:Creating new account yields: "User Profile Service service failed..."

Hello leftisthominid,

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error message. It's for Windows 8, but would be the same in Windows 10.

User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8

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Hello, I've searched the forum and read several threads on this topic "The user profile service service failed the logon". I went in and found the HYKEY stuff, found the SID stuff, but, I have like 6 SID's and only two of them have LONG numbers after them, which NONE have ".bak" or ".bk". Both numbers are the same, the top number has no caractor's at the end, the bottom number say's "CLASSES". Upon reviewing these SID's, there is NO INFORMATION on the RIGHT SIDE of the screen, is this bad? The account that is locked IS NOT the admin account.

My question is, the "fix" for this listed in another thread is the same fix? Even though i'm not seeing the same stuff on the screen? Or do I have another issue all together? I'm not a wiz bag with computer's, but not totally ignorant, I just don't want to be changing HYKEY's and what not, not knowing if I'm doing more damage then good!

Thanks in advance!

A:Another issue from a common problem, "The user profile service service failed the"

I am not sure if it is the same fix or not. Im not sure of what you looked at. The only thing that I know is that the suggestions in this fine tutorial has fixed the problem for many members
The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

If you follow this tutorial, do you still have the same problem? Does the explanation make it any clearer for you?

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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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I just resolved an issue I had with the wireless connectivity of my Acer notebook computer and now I am getting strange error messages. When I try (not every instance) to open device manager I will get the message "Failed to open empty document." From there I will occasionally get "Parser" messages that say "Value creation failed at line 843" or "line 422." I read what I could find about these messages and it points to MMC as the cause. How do I go about fixing this annoying problem if anyone knows?

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hi can u help me about instruction at "0x7c9100c8" referenced memory at "0x666f7260" it always appear every 4 hours and then my computer start counting for shutdown or restart. help please . . .

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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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User Profile could not be loaded.

I Can't log into my computer, I'm using my desktop but need to know how to fix this. I'm using a toshiba satellite a665-s5170 Laptop

I also don't have any other user accounts. I don't know how to reboot, I do know that there is a reboot partitioned into my HDD.

A:How to fix "The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in"

Hello Yanall, and welcome to Eight Forums.

User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8

You might also see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to hopefully fix this.

If that doesn't help or not possible, then you might see if the tutorial below for this error may. It's for Windows 7, but still applies to Windows 8. Be sure to do the "In Preparation" section first to hopefully be able to sign into Windows 8.

System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

Here are the Windows 8 tutorials for the items in the tutorial above to help. Please ask any questions that you may have.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 inSystem Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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Hello - I've repeatedly tried and failed to install Service Pack 1. I have run the update readiness tool, and have run chkdsk and sfc. I've tried installing through Windows Update, as well as downloading the standalone installer from Microsoft.

The former results in an "unknown error"; the latter results in a window saying that "the specified service does not exist as an installed service" almost immediately after trying. A similar message has come up occasionally in recent days when trying to install a couple of other programs.

I'm currently out of ideas and would appreciate any help. Thanks!

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Mods, if you feel that this thread is more of a "Windows" issue, please feel free to move this thread.

Here last year I did my second build because I was having "boot" issues. Wasn't certain what exactly the problem was at the time. But something some how screwed up the boot sequence in my system, and where everything was pretty much "outdated." I just went ahead and did another build.

Though, since then I've been pondering around with the thought of using a SATA to IDE adapter so that I can retrieve what ever salvageable data I can from one of the two HDD's that was in my last build. So I finally broke down and ordered a couple different one's earlier this week.

Unfortunately, I've been running in to some problem(s) when I try to launch with the IDE in place.

Upon initial launching, the boot sequence seem to take some time longer than it normally does with out the IDE HDD in place. Though after a 15-20sec lapse I'll get an error screen displaying an windows error code of "0xc000000e" with a prompt message below stating "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I searched all over online to see what that error code represents, only to get "pages after pages" of sites with each site telling me something different.

I have no intentions of using this as a third HDD in my system. I just want to retrieve select data from it.

A:Error code "0xc000000e" "The boot selection failed because a required device.........

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Every day, on my action center page, I receive the following two messages:

My Avast program says that it is is up to date and shields are active.

I tried to run my system specs using the file above, but got this error:

For several weeks, each day my computer tried unsuccessfully to load
"Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2894844)".
Today I using instructions on this forum, I downloaded and ran the SUR and scannow. After running those, it loaded successfully. I rebooted, but I am still having the issue above.

Can anyone help me please? I appreciate any input. I am new to this forum, so please excuse my unfamiliarity... If you need additional information, please let me know what to attach. (Does this need to be in the "Update" section?)

A:"Spyware and unwanted software protection" issue

Disable Windows Defender. You can't have both active.

Can't see any "file above" but assume you mean SystemInfo.exe It's probably a bug in the program or your system is missing something that is assumed to exist in all systems. If you click on the Details button you'll get information that can be useful to identify the problem. Post a new screenshot of that info.
You should be able to click the Continue button and hopefully the rest of the program will work so you can see the system specs.

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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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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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Hi can someone please help! I have 2 important updates that keep failing, I have spent hours trying to sort it and now hours trying to register on here and follow all the instructions to try fixing and logging my actions etc, and Im getting nowhere!

Ive done everything it said to do but I cant get the cbs.zip file to load on here???

These are the updates:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2667402) - Error details: Code 8024200D
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932) - Error details: Code 80070490


A:Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932) "FAILED"

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Did a fresh install of 8. After a few minutes the screen blinked and all the apps were gone. Restarted the computer and it gave me the sign in error.
I attempted to go through safe mode and change some registry keys as instructed by another forum. No luck. I tried creating a new account and no luck. I Reinstalled 8 with another CD and it gave me the same error.

So then I installed windows 7. Same thing. after a few minutes it said windowsexplorer.exe had crashed and all my programs were gone. Restarted to the same login error.

Performed a hard drive diagnostics and everything came back good. Currently running memtest. Anybody run into the same issue or know what may be causing this??

A:"user profile service failed the sign in" windows 8/7

BTW, it is an HP g6z-2200.
500gb Hard Drive
6gb Ram.
Originally came with windows 8.

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I am unable to install iTunes on Windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 780. It always errors out as "apple mobile device service failed to start" and then installation always rolls back. One result told me to remove all apple software on my computer, but I do not have any apple software installed, it always fails to install. a few websites mentioned to make sure that my iPod is not plugged into the computer when installing, I unplugged it, it made no difference. and there were websites telling me to just manually start the service, but every time I try I get a "unable to start service. the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion" which pops up immediately. I also tried doing an SFC /scannow but it says "there are no integrity violations"

I am at a loss here. I even tried various alternatives to iTunes which all give errors of their own

Any ideas?

A:"apple mobile device service failed to start"

Hello mate now I don't have a an answer but my partner has a very similar problem on her laptop - an annoying message t say that Apple Push has stopped.

It did get a little better by running these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 by better I mean it got less frequent.

To be honest I am not an Apple fan and it seems to me it clutters everything up

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Dependency service failed to start?
A few days ago my computer inexplicably lost its ability to connect to the internet. I am running Windows Vista Business. It is a laptop with both a LAN cable connection to my router and a wireless connection, neither are currently functioning. When attempting to connect to any network I receive the error message: "The dependency service or group failed to start."

When I click "Diagnose and repair" on the network button I get the following message: "Network Diagnostics cannot run because the Diagnostics Policy Service is not running" at which point I open up the Service Control Manager to start the DPS service. However, the service refuses to start and I get yet another error message: "Error 1114: A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed"

Any help will be appreciated in this matter

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I just tried installing Service Pack 2 on my XP, and I downloaded it and during installation it stops and simply says "Access Denied" in a little prompt, then says that installation has failed. Why is it doing this?

A:Failed installation of Service Pack 2: "Access Denied"?

Have a read of M$KB 873148 You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 2 to see if that is any help to you

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So I installed SP1 on my netbook (Windows 7, 32bit) but it made my notification icons disappear, and the options to re-enable them was greyed out (aka here) so I did a roll back to before I installed SP1 and for some reason, after reinstalling my Custopack (this one if yer curious) - which I've NEVER had a problem with in the past on the netbook nor the PC - but suddenly, my internet is non-existent on my netbook. I get the error:
The dependency service or group failed to start
And hovering over the wireless icon gives me my wifi, but 'Limited Access' beside it. I tried running this .bat from another thread here but it did nothing. Any help would be appreciated - would like to save reinstalling.
PS; I've moderate computer knowledge, if that matters.

PPS; Screenshots?

IPConfig - 000.png
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A:"The dependency service or group failed to start" after sys restore

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd suggest following all the recommendations suggested from this Thread.

An update will be nice.

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In the tray at the bottom right of the screen where the wireless signal strength indicator thingy sits I now have a blue circle. Sometimes I get an orange star where there used to be a white histogram.

The computer still connects to the Internet but if I right click on the icon the icon will change to a plug and a red cross.

If I open Network and Sharing Centre I see the message in the title to this post.

As I type I now have "Not connected - Connections are available" in a box above the tray but I AM still connected.

I'm really beginning to hate Windows 7.

Does anyone know of a simple fix? I'd appreciate help as this is driving me nuts!

A:Windows 7 64 bit "Dependency service or group failed to start"

Sounds similar to, and as mysterious as, this problem.

So, my brilliant suggestion is to shut down the PC and then boot again. If that doesn't work then leave it shut down over night.

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I have random problems while sysprep install devices drivers, in setupapi.dev.log I sometime have this error on any device:
ndv: Installing device...
dvi: {DIF_INSTALLDEVICE} 07:34:32.734
dvi: CoInstaller 1: Enter 07:34:32.734
dvi: CoInstaller 1: Exit
dvi: Class installer: Enter 07:34:32.734
inf: Opened PNF: 'C:\Windows\INF\msmouse.inf' ([strings.040c])
dvi: {Install DEVICE}
inf: Opened PNF: 'c:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\msmouse.inf_amd64_neutral_7a5f47d3150cc0eb\msmouse.inf' ([strings.040c])
dvi: Processing Registry/Property directives...
inf: {Install Inf Section [HID_Mouse_Inst.NT]}
inf: {Install Inf Section [HID_Mouse_Inst.NT] exit (0x00000000)}
inf: {Install Inf Section [HID_Mouse_Inst.NT.Hw]}
inf: DelReg=HID_Mouse_Inst.DelReg.NT (msmouse.inf line 407)
inf: AddReg=HID_Mouse_Inst.AddReg.NT (msmouse.inf line 406)
inf: {Install Inf Section [HID_Mouse_Inst.NT.Hw] exit (0x00000000)}
dvi: {Writing Device Properties}
dvi: Provider name=Microsoft
dvi: DriverDate 06/21/2006
dvi: DriverVersion=6.1.7600.16385
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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.

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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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 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

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]
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 ===============
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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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.

DDS log file

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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Hello SevenForums!

A friend of mine brought a Windows 7 Ultimate x86 laptop saying that he can't log in with his account.
When he tries to log in it shows this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."
Now I've searched the internet and found a few articles how to fix this problem.
I receive error message: The user profile service failed the - Microsoft Community
You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon? error message

None of these worked. (I would like to restore the profile, not creating a new one.) I can create a second profile without any problem, but if I can I would like to save the current one.
I've looked into the event viewer and this is what I see for the problem:

Error, User Profile Service, 1500 eventID: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Details: Access is denied.

I've also checked how it all started:
This happened during a shutdown:
Warning, User Profile Service, 1530: Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. Detail: 1 user registry handles leaked from <SID>.

After this during the first start:
Error, User Profile Service, 1508: Windows was unable to load the registry. Detail: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. <Path-to-user-profile>\ntuser.dat

After this I get an 1502 error, from User Profile Service, basically with the same text. (... Read more

A:"User profile service failed the logon" special case access denied

Hello Marty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top can help give you a few options to log on with to be able to do the tutorial.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps for now,

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Started getting a BSOD Critical Service Failed yesterday. 
I've been going thru all the troubleshooting options and nothing is working, I've even gone to the point of downloading a Windows 10 ISO and booting to my DVD drive and going to the repair this pc option. 
All those attempts just seem to go around in circles. Anyone have any suggests?
I have made restore points every time I put new software on my computer but when I try to restore any of those it can not find them.
 I can get to the windows command prompt. (which defaults to the x: drive rather then c:??)
When I go to the c:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt file there are no obvious error messages in that, and the messages in there say that everything worked correctly.
There was a recent auto install of a Dell driver that I think happened. 

A:BSOD "Critical Service Failed" not able to find restore points that I had previously saved

Hi,Welcome to our community.We appreciate the fact that you’ve tried troubleshooting the system before posting your concern here. Let us know if you completely formatted the Hard Drive and re-installed the OS or have you overwritten the OS on the existing one. We’ll proceed further accordingly.Also, private message the following information for us to check more details.1. The service tag of the system.2. Your email address.3. The registered owner name of this system.You can refer to this link http://dell.to/2jx1vsh which is a video that shows steps to find the service tag.

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I'm working on a computer that appears to have gone through the "Windows Recover" virus/malware. The user appeared to do a good job of removing the virus and used System Restore to dial the system back about a week (which unfortunately is the furthest back the restore points go for some reason). Everything seemed to work except for the main users account, which had it's profile locations changed to something like c:\users\TEMP.username-PC.000. It was pointing to this directory instead of the original directory. I then opened up regedit and found the entries at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders all pointing to the wrong folder, so I manually edited every entry to point to the correct folder and restarted.

This ended up working against me. When I logged into the account none of the shell folder shortcuts in the start menu would do anything when you clicked on them. The menu would stay up and it was as if I was clicking on nothing at all; no response.

Instead of reversing the edits I had just made manually I decided to try using System Restore to revert the system back to the earliest date, which the owner of the PC said they had done themselves before I got there. I figured the worst that could happen would be it would be just as it was when I first looked at it.

After performing system restore I can only log into the Administrator account. Every other account on the system produced the error message "... Read more

A:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" on a fresh, newly created account

It's probably a typing error but I think you are referring to the Windows Recovery fake computer analysis and optimization program. The owner of the PC only used a restore point that took the machine back one week, which by the sound of it, was not succesfull. System Restore cannot be relied on to remove a virus infection as the restore point may have the infection saved in it. Also, once a system is comprimised by an infection it opens the door for other infections to get into the system.

Only a few helpers with the appropriate permissions can give advice on Malware removal outside of the Malware forum so in order to have the system cleaned of the infection you should open a new thread in the Malware forum.

The other option is to do a full reformat and clean install of the OS.

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I try to login and it shows"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."

I have looked at other threads showing your options when it comes to this. I have tried these but end up falling short of completing these because apparently my computer lacks the file "regedit" which allows for registry changes and such. Is there any way it can get this file? Any help on the whole situation would be great too.

A:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" help?

Hello Scott, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to read all of it for all available options. User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
All editions of Windows has Registry Editor. It will be the "C:\Windows\regedit.exe" file.

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I am following the tutorial for the "User Profile Service failed the logon..." problem. I get to steps 4 and 5. However, I can't see anything that says "code:". Also, in the left pain I only see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and not Code: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.
There are S-1-5 numbers, but none ending in .bak or .bk.
No matter what I click on there is nothing in the right pane, but "Default" and something else, but nothing that you've said should be there.
At this point I am unable to do either a system restore or delete the profile.
Can you help anymore?

A:"User Profile Service failed the logon..."

Hello Myboys, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you may be able to do the STEP ONE section in the tutorial below to boot into Safe Mode or enable the built-in Administrator and log in to it. Afterwards, see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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WIFI Adapter "Service Failed" Issue
Applies To: Windows | Windows Vista | Performance and Maintenance
Although my new Netgear dual-band "N" WIFI ADAPTER functions optimally and, out of curiosity, I have re-installed it a few times by using the accompanying CD...there's a slight problem I'd like to resolve: When I click on the desktop WIFI Adapter ICON, I get a square-inch window with the message "SERVICE FAILED." Again, the WIFI itself is actually installed and is also listed under the Programs/Features and works perfectly well. When I bring up the icon under ALL PROGRAMS, the same result occurs: The same message reappears: "SERVICE FAILED." When I called the Netgear call center in the Philippines, the so-called tech support personnel advised me to just ignore the message and that I was the first caller about this issue, that "as long as the WIFI Adapter is providing you the desired signal quality and speed, just ignore it...." When I pressed further, a supervisor at the call center told me that she would pass on the info I had provided to their engineers in order to investigate the problem. Furthermore, the supervisor told me that no one else had contacted the call center on this particular matter. Yes, I have even disabled the built-in (Atheros) WIFI Adapters, but the "problem" in question still exists. Please note that this is a month-long phenomenon and that in the past every time I clicked on the IC... Read more

A:Wifi adapter "service failed" issues

Hello, have you checked for missing or corrupt files yet ? See this : System Files - SFC Command

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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?



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

Yes - start it.

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I have a laptop running Windows 7 64bit. It was working fine up until a week ago when it started to display "The dependency service or group failed to start" when I was trying to connect to a network. I have seen a lot of threads and tried a lot of things and nothing has worked. Also (not sure if this ties in) but I can't start the DHCP service "Error 5 access denied" will list what I have tried with that below as well.

NOTE: All commands and regedits were ran with elevated rights as Admin.

List of things I've tried and it hasn't worked:
sfc /scannow - tried 3 times with numerous restarts. Completes to 100% and says that no corrupted files were found.
Nestsh winsock reset & netsh int ip reset commands numerous times
Give full rights for "SERVICE" to the reg - HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet/services/Dhcp.
Also tried to start all the dependencies that the DHCP service relies on and they were all ready started.
Probably a few more things I've tried but can't remember. All of the above are steps that I have tried and nothing has worked. Can anyone help me with this?


A:"The dependancy service or group failed to start"

Click Start, on search box, and then type devmgmt.msc press enter. From Device Manager, locate the Network Adapters, expand it. Do you see any ! on one of the network adaptors?

From the troublesome computer verify that all your network services are Started from Control Panel=> Admin Tools=> Services: or run box type services.msc to open Windows services.
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• Wireless Zero Configuration ( XP wireless configurations only)
• WLAN AutoConfig ( Vista wireless configurations only)
• Workstation

make sure they are all working and not set to disabled although it looks like you already checked that and were denied access to the DHCP service?

This problem is common but with many different solutions and can be a real PITA to fix depending on what caused it in the first place.

Have you tried using system restore?

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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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