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Services.exe speed problem

Q: Services.exe speed problem

Looking at my task manager, services.exe takes random spikes eating up 20-30 cpu, and I think this is causing my computer to slow. This doesn't happen when my computer runs at normal speed. Does anybody know what causes this?

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A: Services.exe speed problem

There are some viruses, that attach itself to the process...usually when you try killing the process, it says this process is critical. If you end the process and it says nothing, then you have that virus.

Try running a virus scan mayb?

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I will first note that this was a fresh install of WIN XP SP1 on Saturday.

I was following the advice at a website to speed up my PC. They said to turn a bunch of services off from services.msc.

I did that and now I am paying the price. My pc take forever to start/restart and when it does restart, finally it looks like win98.

I went back to services.msc to try to retart the services but when I click on it, it will not respond(in services.msc). Right, Left Click and nothing.

I tried going through the CMD line but that won't work either. I was trying the NET START (service) commands to try to restart things back to the way they were. All to no avail.

I come here as a last resort, I like to try to figure things out on my own but this is getting the best of me and perhaps one of you fellas can give a helping hand.

Here is a list of the services that I shut down. I got it at the Jasonn.com site, if that helps at all.

Appl layer gateway service
auto. update
bckgrnd. intel. xfer service
Clipbook(which is pissing me off cause now I have to type all this)
Comp. browser
Crypto. Serv.
Dist. Trans. Co-ordinator
DNS Client
Error reporting
Help and support
Human interface Device Access
Indexing Service
Net logon
Remote desktop help
RPC locator
Remote registry
System restore
Term Servs.
Upload mgr.
Windows time
Here is my hijak this log...........

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:19:48 PM, o... Read more

A:I disabled some services to speed it up...NOw PC screwed...HELP!

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Greetings Everyone,

My apologies for the title(tried to fit everything in as little words as possible), but let me tell you about my problem. My computer has always been running fine, until about two days ago. I was playing a game(San Andreas) and kept playing it for about 2 days in a row(never closing the game), but after those two days the game started to lag a bit, so I though let me re-boot and then everything should be fine. But it wasn't. During the end of my two day gaming spree my ctrl+v&ctrl+c&del(I could still copy and past with the right mouse button) keys stopped working in IE(7.0.5730.11) and closing and opening IE resulted in a browser window opening without Caption&tabs(only the first time opening it, after that it returned to normal). That is also why I thought a reboot was needed. And the first few minutes the computer worked fine, but after that the computer started to really slow down. So I checked what was slowing my computer down and I noticed Explorer and the Services.exe process were using huge amounts of RAM. And it seemed some(large) amount of RAM was used by a process that didn't show in the TaskManager.

I tried a McAffee virus scan(didn't find anything special), I cleaned my cookies with CLEANUP and scanned again with SpyWare Docter(the files that I did not know I tried to manually delete, but I couldn't get acces to my System Volume Info folder where one of the 'bad' files was located).

But it still does... Read more

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When right clicking any of the services in services.msc and going to properties i get the following error:

configuration manager: the plug and play service or another required service is not available

also, whenever I try to access Windows Firewall I get this error:

windows cannot start the windows firewall/internet connection sharing (ICS) service

I had been fixing some spyware problems in your HJT Forum here. They are all cleaned up now however so I don't see these being the problem. Although, everything worked before fixing it so I might have screwed something up in the steps to fixing my spyware.


Any clue what may be causing this and how to fix it? Even though when I go to properties of those services and it gives me those errors, I still can get into the services by pressing ok. When I attempt to make a change it gives me the same error and still lets me make the change.

A:Problem Accessing Services in Services.msc

Wow....have just read through your HiJack This thread!!

Chances are, all of that tweaking 'n removing could've upset your registry settings for services.

I have attached a zipped reg file which will restore all standard services to their default settings.....System Restore isn't included as I do not use it and I have not added any third party program services either.

Probably an idea to back the registry up before importing it.

If that doesn't fix it try:

- Start -> Run -> type:
sfc /scannow
- OK

You will need your Windows installation disc for that as you may need to replace corrupt system files.

If that fails, try a repair install with your installation disc.

Let me know how you get on :-)

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Hello Team,

Please advice me what kind of steps need to take for  ATA issue like..
1.dns services .
2.directory services 
3.remote desktop services.

we have 70 to 80 medium tickets  what would be the best resolution for this things

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Hi All

I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

I am using a laptop in Cambodia and connecting to my ISP (Viettel) via a 3.5G Dongle. (Huewai E1550)
The ISP is a Vietnamese company and the customer support via their Cambodian subsidiary (Metfone) is effectively zero.

Here are my system details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33738 MB, Free - 1189 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP, ref.NO:G335-yymmdd-DI-01-00-FF-FF, 1.0, 00000001
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

3.5G Dongle Huawei E1550 95% signal - Blue lights on dongle - 3.2 Mbits/s capable
I use Avast Internet Security and Comodo Firewall.
I have no viruses etc indicated by Avast
Browser Firefox 5.0

My problem is with the download speed when using Firefox (tried IE8 and same slow speed).
When I run speedtest.net I get a download speed of between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbits/s and the pages take annoyingly long to download. I have communicated with others on forums in Cambodia who are getting 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s when browsing using the same dongle and when I run my Vuze torrent downloader I also achieve 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s. So I know these speeds are achievable through my dongle in my prese... Read more

A:Browser Download Speed Less Than Upload Speed but Torrent Speed Superb

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Yes i posted before about this and i had a temporary relief of this but then it popped up again i will copy and paste my hijackthis log to help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:22:03 PM, on 7/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Ideazon\Zboard Software\Driver\ZboardTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Ideazon\Zboard Software\Driver\Zboard.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GPLv3] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cgntmgnk.dll",realset
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.ex... Read more

A:services.exe problem

Where's the rest of it? Your log looks far from complete.
And you would be best to stick to your original thread. Creating more threads of the same is going to lead to confusion

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Hi, my name is Daniel, and I'm having real serious problems with my new Vista laptop. One of the most significant problems I think roots from the fact that there is a problem with services.msc. This has affected some aspects of my computer such as my sound (audio service cannot run). The device manager also refuses to open, displaying the message "the service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or has no enabled devices associated with it." As this happens with other services (though before this I have never even understood what a "service" actually is), my computer is growing practically useless except to duly run applications.

Can anyone please help me? Thank you very much.

A:Problem with services.msc

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I am using Vista and every time I try to access services.msc it forces my computer to shut down

A:Problem with services.msc

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Recently, I often get the following error soon after startup: Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. If I ignore the error box, I can usually continue working. If I send the error report or otherwise close the error box, most times this causes my laptop to become unresponsive (but not totally frozen) and I will have to do a hard shutdown.

Some details from the most recent occurrence follows:

szAppName: svchost.exe szAppVer: 5.1.2600.5512 szModName: ntdll.dll szModVer: 5.1.2600.5755 offset: 00023845

Files associated with the crash:


Prior to this error beginning, I had a bout with a virus or two that I thought I had completely eradicated using Malwarebytes. Occassionally, I get redirected or pop up tabs to websites when using Firefox. I generally get these closed out before they have a chance to fully load. Perhaps there is still something lurking that av has been unable to clean out that is causing my current problem? Recent scans using Malwarebytes, Adaware, & AVG have turned up nothing.

I have noticed that my laptop has also been running slower than before the viruses and takes longer to start up. While this could be due to the av software that I have been adding and removing from my system, I would like to investigate and speed this up (maybe by removing some unnecessary start up programs) if possible.

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A:Win 32 Services problem

Closed working here.


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Hi everyone,

Firstly, a Merry Christmas to all.

I had a little problem yesterday with an HP Pavilion 6000. The initial complaint was resolved but when I tried to install Lavasoft's Adaware 7.0, the installation had to be terminated when it could not start the service. An error was displayed stating that the service could not be started and to ensure I had sufficient rights. I went into services and tried to manually start the service while the message was waiting for a response..the message from services stated that the service did not respond in a timely manner. each time the installation of adaware had to be cancelled. the issue is still not resolved.

I had run a non destructive xp restore from the recovery partition to resolve a browser hi jack...anyone have any ideas?...the best I can post right now is a dxdiag report as i do not have the computer with me...

thanks for your help,


A:Problem With Services

Well...do you have admin rights?

And what service are you referring to...what is the exact name, please?


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Most times I boot up my computer (but not every time, oddly), I get an error saying Services.exe must shutdown, and then almost immediately afterwards I get an error saying "Status code -1073741819" and a 60 second shutdown window appears which can only be terminated with a "shutdown -a" at CMD. However after doing this my computer begins to practically grind to a halt requiring a restart and starting the whole lousy cycle again. I've tried various things (MCaffee stinger, avg anti-spyware, rootfinder kit) with no luck. Here is my Hijackthis log,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:59:06, on 22/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFMHelper.exe
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A:Problem with services.exe

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

Download combofix.exe to your desktop.
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply.
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall


Open HijackThis and click on 'Do a System Scan and save a Logfile'. Save the log file and post it here.


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Internet Explorer has been opening in the background and every so often will open an ad window. When I turned my computer on today, our antivirus said it tried to clean and quarantine services.exe but several instances of internet explorer are still opening in the background. Please help.

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I'm using Acer Aspire 5500z laptop with Windows XP Professional SP2. I'm facing a problem....

Everytime I startup my pc and login to my desktop, a problem always happened that ....> Under services tools (services.msc), some services didn't start after I login in to desktop even my startup type already set into automatic but some times it functioned ok(already start). For example:

Example 1:
Sometimes I can't play audio file or other song but the system audio file can be played. So i go check at control panel> sound and audio devices.... and it display" no audio devices". I realized that my "windows audio" (my audio devices) that under services already off... but my startup type status is in automatic ... means that it should be start automatically. Why it didn't auto started.

Example 2:
Sometimes "Windows firewall /Internet connection sharing ICS" This services also having the same case. Even still in automatic mode, but sometimes still didn't start during the startup. An error messege appear and said can't enter into firewall setting.

One more problem, I'm facing a popular problem every time I startup and login to desktop, an error always occured that ... (not sure what error message said but the error is about "svchost") After I click ok to terminate this program, the system become already "hang"!! What button I click also useless(task manager also unable to accessed by pressing Ctrl+alt+del). Is possib... Read more

A:Services.msc problem

if they supplied you with an xp disk run
sfc /scannow

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Can you help ? Any advice gratefully received.....

I'm running a Dell Dimension XP Pro SP2
I was hit the other day by a variant of the Nurech virus, but believe I have removed the infection. HJT logs, etc, seem to show no problems, and clean up procedures recommended by anti-virus software forums have been followed, that is, all registry keys known to have been effected have been dealt with.

However, I have been left with a problem, and the symptoms are :

Drag and Drop doesn't work, Cut and Paste doesn't work
Print spooler won't start (1068 dependency error)
System restore : says it can't and please reboot, but reboot has no effect.
System denies I have a sound card, video card (presumably because the hardware detection service hasn't run)
Java doesn't work, IE6 can follow web links, etc

Cmd:services.msc list a number of services that seem to be not running (the failure of which generates the symptoms I am getting). They seem to need RPC running, but net start gives errors, saying it needs the RPC server running. Other services say access denied. I am suspicious about the DCOM launch service, but the registry entries seem to match recommended values. Is this a permissions problem I wonder ?

Others seem to have had a problem with a given service not running, and net start resolves it, but not in my case.

Any ideas ?


A:Services Problem

Sometimes the cure will seem to be worse than the infection. What I suspect (if the viruses are completely gone) is that the repair has corrupted your Windows installation.I'd suggest a couple of free double checks to ensure the infection is gone:http://safety.live.com/http://housecall.trendmicro.com/Once that's done, then I'd suggest a repair install of XP: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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I recently upgraded to a later model Canon camera and had trouble downloading images from camera.

I contacted Canon and a tech helped me through starting the Canon Camera Access Library 8 entry in services; it is set to Automatic.

Now I find that every time I boot up and check the entry I find it has turned itself off. It is no problem to click the start link, but would like to know what is turning it off when I close down and how to remedy this.




A:Services Problem

Welcome, Alan, to Bleeping ComputerI think the problem is that the particular service is dependent on another that you have set as manual on.Click on your Start Menu, then Run.Type services.msc and hit OK.Find the service that you need, right click it, and select Properties.In the properties window, click on the Dependencies tab.Make sure that any services that it depends on are Automatic.With Regards,The Panda

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I've runned hijackthis on my windows 7 64 bits. I know Hijackthis doesn`t work well on 64 bits systems, so I would like to know if I have more malware on my laptop. I've attached the txt from Farbar recovery and DDS.
Is there a way to check my logs by myself?
Thank you very much
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:09-07-2015
Ran by Alessio (administrator) on ABC on 11-07-2015 09:51:15
Running from C:\Users\Alessio\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Alessio & UpdatusUser (Available Profiles: Alessio & UpdatusUser)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: Español (España, internacional)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_amd64_neutral_960c1f056a541068\stacsv64.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
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A:Problem o23 services

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ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt1] -> {FB314ED9-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt4] -> {FB314EDC-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers-x32: [DropboxExt1] -> {FB314ED9-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers-x32: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers-x32: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
Toolbar: HKLM - No Name - {CC1A175A-E45B-41ED-A30C-C9B1D7A0C02F} - No File
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @viewpoint.com/VMP -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Tec... Read more

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I have a Gateway system and was having no problem with the keyboard but decided to go to a cordless key board and mouse. On the Microsoft keyboard that I installed all of the hot keys work accept for the volume control. Microsoft tech suggested several things to try. One thing they told me to try that I could not make work is as follows. They told me to make sure that HID input services was running. It will not start when you try to start it. An error message says "Error 2 The system cannot find the file specified".They told me to extract it form the Windows installation disk and it shows that it was extracted and is in the drivers file but I continue to get the same error message. Microsoft tech and Gateway tech both say they cannot help me further. Can anyone help me please?

A:hid services problem

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AVG has white listed my services.exe file. I keep getting a popup every few minutes reminding me there is a threat. I have run ESET and Maleware bytes all turning up nothing. Any help with this would be great.



A:services.exe problem

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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i have some problems with my windows xp
everytime i start up i get this wsehgg.dll thing(will post picture on next start up)
ok maybe after a few min i get this ...1
or vice versa...
and lost but not least this ....3
note that i never press anything on 1 and 2...or else i have 2 shut down my com -.-
i ussually drag step n and step 2 to the side without touching it...but step 2 always seem 2 POP up infront of the screen after a few while...
could any1 help me?

A:Services problem n dll

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Farbar Service Scanner Version: 27-05-2012
Ran by Rojo (administrator) on 02-06-2012 at 16:03:58
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\Rojo\My Documents\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal

Internet Services:

Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Attempt to access Google IP returned error: Google IP is offline
Attempt to access Yahoo IP returned error: Yahoo IP is offline
Windows Firewall:

Firewall Disabled Policy:
System Restore:
Srservice Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of Srservice service is OK.
The ImagePath of Srservice service is OK.
The ServiceDll of Srservice: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\srsvc.dll".

sr Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of sr service is set to Disabled. The default start type is Boot.
The ImagePath of sr: "\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\sr.sys".
System Restore Disabled Policy:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore]
Security Center:

Windows Update:

Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
File Check:
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A:services problem

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I am unable to start or stop services. I am logged in to the computer admin account but when right clicking a service all of the start / stop options are greyed out. I can double click to choose automatic, manual or disable but thats it. I just bought a copy of Diskeeper and cannot install it as it fails during install when it tries to start a couple of services as well as adding it's own. Does anyone have any idea how to sort this problem as it is driving me mad.

Thanks in advance.

A:Services problem

You have to change the service to manual or automatic before you can start or stop it and you have to be an administrator.

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recently when i boot my computer and my user account loads in it brings up the background and desktop folders and that, and then it just sits there and does absolutely nothing for about 5 mins and if i try to do something it will freeze or move really slow, when i go into task manager its got the process there in the Image Name column, and the Mem usage is there, but in the User Name column where its surpost to say what processes are running on which user account, and the processes that are from the system, that column is blank, but then after the long wait they start loading and they all say what belongs to the system/user etc.

what is causeing this to halt like like??

i have virus scanned, adaware scanned, disk defragmented and turned all the startup items off. btw the system boots okay untill when it gets into windows.

i hav a P4 2.8 , a WD 80gb (boot drive) and a WD 200gb sata drive, and a gig of ram

any help will be much appreciated ,

A:Slow booting/loading uses,system, local services and network services

What programs did you use to do a virus and spyware scan?

Try an online scan at www.antivirus.com

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I "recently" found out a way to save a lot of ram by disabling services for example The Windows Update Sevice or the Windows Installer and so on.

It was great because it made my PC faster by freeing up RAM. But somehow it made my PC slower booting up. When all services are turned on it uses a lot of RAM but it makes the boot-up faster. When a lot of the services are disabled my system runs faster but it takes longer to start.

Maybe I have disabled some kind of Boot-up Optimizer service.

If you got a clue enter the name of the service which should be enabled to make my computer booting up faster.

NOTE: When I turn on my PC there happens a lot of things. The only thing that goes slower is the Windows is starting up.... sequence. Other things like logging in to an account goes very fast.

A:Disabling services from services.msc made my PC boot up slower (RESOLVED)


Have a look at these services guides and see if there are any adjustments you need to make to your own setup.


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I've got a client's machine that is really not very well. It got a few trojans on it, which I believe I've managed to remove by plugging it into another machine and running SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes Anti Malware (please let me know if you believe otherwise). It now sits running at 99% on services.exe for a majority of the time (I get about 20 seconds to do things in every 3-5minutes or so), takes 27 minutes to reach a login screen, and get various errors about rights trying to run useful things like Computer Management, Services etc. Note there's only one copy of services.exe, unlike some other issues people get with a rogue extra copy.

Installing most apps gives a "you do not have permission to update Windows 2000" or "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed".

They are running an old NW4.11 network, so no Domains or things like that to worry about. All the above errors occur whether connected to the network or not (including no cable in the NIC). I've checked the things in most posts that I can find such as;
large hosts file, Winsockfix, ntrights.exe w/ some scripts to set back rights, a lovely script to restore policies following the initial Trojan (soz can't remember it's name, but it's the one that puts a 'VIRUS ALERT!' after your clock in the system tray), running a repair from the Win2K CD. I've also tried installing various tools to get more info, but most of them fail ... Read more

A:Solved: services.exe @ 99% & 1307 errors running Services / Compmgmt etc

Thank you to those who looked. Thankfully the people I'm working for have decided that they would rather spend the money than invest the time in recovering this box, so it's buy a new PC time.


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I have windows vista 64 (sp3) (home premium)
Im in serious trouble here, I really haven't a clue whats going on
I went to a website and must have got a virus.. my avg poped up with a couple of warnings. so i scanned everything, and it seems things where ok. but I suddenly got a popup:
I also now see my security is off.
Here is my Windows Security Centre when i try to turn it back on:
Here is my Windows Firewall when i try to turn it back on:
Here is my Windows Defender when i try to turn it back on:

I always run AVG free and Spybot Search&Destroy...
So I Run spybot.. and nothing is found
I also run AVG and nothing is found (apart from the constant popups "hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/04.jpg"

I try to download Microsoft Malicious Software removal kit, .. I download 32bit and 64bit
When i try to run either of them in normal mode or windows safe mode i get this:

I look more online for help and am advised to download and run Malwarebytes.. I download the trial and run it, it finds this:

I run Malwarebytes again and it finds nothing. (i rebooted a few times too)

I am testing things in both normal and safe mode of windows.

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A:infected services.exe (win64/patched.a) + Win security services disabled.. HELP

try to stay off the internet as much as you can until we clean up the infection

(please don't post live links...mung the links)
Please do the following:

download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
Sel... Read more

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I'm trying to sort out issues with my Win7 machine and want to disable/set to manual services that I know are not needed, but every time I have done this in the past (a while ago now) I invariably run into an issue where I've inadvertently disabled a service that was needed by something, and I end up scratching my head (as all of my hair falls out around this point) and enabling everything just to sort it..

Is there any utility that anyone is aware of that lets you toggle service status, with the option to reset to default or reset to last status, while showing a list of services that I've changed?

I can't seem to word it properly for a search engine to find relevant results, and find usually specific services and not something I'm hoping exists.

I wish the Services.msc mmc had a checkbox or some sort of flag to show altered services so you could sort them by that, which would help a lot, but it doesn't.

Hopefully I'm not too vague here, and I did do a search for it on the forums, but did not seem to find anything related to my query.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!


A:Services utility to toggle and restore/enable disable services

I have never used this but check it out and let us know:

Windows Services Manager

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I get the message "Windows\system32\services\services.exe" at start up twice. Browser previously hijacked by coolsearch, etc. I already ran CWShredder. Below is my log. (Note: I altered the domain name in last 3 values for security reasons.)

Also, Acrobat 6 no longer opens *.PDF files within Internet Explorer.

Thank you in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:24:21 PM, on 5/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ACD Systems\EN\DevDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Sharp\Sharpdesk\SharpTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sharp\Sharpdesk\sdFTP.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:[Solved] Windows\system32\services\services.exe message at start up

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I have another computer that gets an error "Services and Controller App encounterd a problem and needs to close". When I click on "Don't send report" another window comes up with a error that services.exe generated a status code of 1073741819 and the shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. Then there is a countdown that the system will shut down in xx seconds.

I thought the problem might be with the ntos.exe command but I could not locate the file in the System32 directory. Only the ntoskrnl.exe file.

Have you seen this, can you tell me how to fix this??

Here is a copy of the HijackThis file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:49:09 PM, on 12/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Chase Smith\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dsl
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet... Read more

A:Services and controller app problem

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I'm running XP Pro SP3 on an AMD x2 +4200 with 2GB RAM ECS M2N-E SLI Geforce 8600GT.

I'm trying to streamline the efficiency of my system. So decided to make a hardware profile that has the following Services disabled;

* Error Reporting
* Fast User Switching
* Help and Support
* IPSEC Services
* Secondary Logon
* Task Scheduler
* Terminal Services
* Wireless Zero Configuration
* Indexing Service

Now when I have them disabled the system runs fine and everything I need works as far as I can tell, however there is one odd problem that occurs. The processes in TaskMan have a blank field for the user for all loaded services. When I restore them one at a time, it remains this way. I have to re-enable each, in any order. Once they are ALL enabled then TaskMan shows the user name for loaded processes upon restart.

Anybody know what's up with this? I don't remember this ever happening to me before and I currently don't have access to another computer I can experiment on.

A:[SOLVED] XP Services Problem

According to this post:
Both of the following services must be started, with the Startup Type set to "Automatic":
* "Terminal Services"
* "Workstation"

Disabling either of these, or setting the Startup Type to Manual, can prevent the User Name data from appearing in Task Manager.

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Hi, I have Windows 2000 Pro SP4 and I'm facing a problem.
I'm using Norton Ghost to restore the system to a good state when I have a problem.
So I just restored to a clean install of Windows 2000 and decided to do some locking-down before I start anything else.
I created two more user accounts, one as a backup to the Administrator account (member of Admins group) and one power user (member of Power Users group).
Then I connected to the internet and I got this lsass.exe "your computer will be shutdown in ...".

The computer restarted and when it asked me to login, I did login as Administrator, but the strange thing was that it took like 1 minute to load the desktop. It just showed a blue screen (the wallpaper, not the BSOD) and the CPU led didn't blink.
I tried with the other accounts as well but I got the same thing.

Then some application needed RPC to run and I went to services.msc to enable it back.
But when I clicked on properties, it was not responding, so I tried to close the services window and then it said something like "Please close the properties tab first". Which I couldn't because I did not see any open properties tab...

So my questions are:
1. What are the limitations of a Power User (the group)?
2. Which service is responsible for this lsass virus? I think it's RPC, but there are 2 RPC there. Which one?
3. Why does it take so long to load?
4. What's that weird problem with not letting me change the status of se... Read more

A:win2k services problem

Configuration changes after cloning
When cloning a Windows 2000 installation, Ghost Walker and the SID Change option in the Task in Ghost Enterprise Console can change the computer configuration, but they do not prompt Windows to rebuild the Plug-and-Play driver database. Microsoft's System Preparation Tool (SysPrep) does both. Use Microsoft's Sysprep instead of Ghost to change the computer's configuration.

For more information see: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/2000020908463825?OpenDocument&src=hot&seg=hho

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Hi, I normally find solutions to my computer related problems by searching Google but this time I don't seem to have been able to find anything that was relevant, so I?ll do my best to describe my problem (I am up at Uni using a computer so basing this post on my memory and what I've written down) and I appreciate any help that people give.

My operating system is Windows XP Home

The computer boots normally and the windows loading screen appears as normal but before the welcome screen appears (I think) I receive this error message:-

Services.exe - Unable to locate Component
The application has failed to start because MSACM32.dll was not found.

Pressing ok or closing the message simply leaves a black screen with the mouse pointer. Starting up in safe mode has exactly the same results leaving me with a black screen.

A bit of background:-
A few days ago my original / main hard drive failed so installed windows to my second (and current) hard drive then began the process of reinstalling all my lost programmes e.t.c. every thing seemed fine till this morning when i returned to my computer and it seemed to have crashed to a blank screen. So I restarted found that my user account was corrupt and received the error message

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msident.dll is corrupt or unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

I restarted and ran Chkdsk which was completed but then got the services.exe error message.

Any other information that might help I?ll try and sup... Read more

A:Services.exe startup problem!


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Hi, I have a funny error which keeps restarting the computer after an hour or so. It talks about the Services and Controller app, and the technical details are:
Any ideas?

A:XP Services and Controller app problem

Go here and click the green icon to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4.

After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

After it's been installed, start it and then click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

When the scan is finished in less than 30 seconds, a log file will appear.

Save that log file.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire log file here.


Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere. It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.


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Whenever I try to install directx or a windows update I get a popup error message saying:
A cabinet file needed for the installation cannot be trusted.Please make sure the cryptographic services are enabled and that the cabinet file certificate is valid.

A:Cryptographic Services Problem

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Recently my WinXP home computer began running very slow.
I noticed that it appeared to be lunging, so I started Task Manager an observed the CPU Usage continuously cycling between almost 0 - 100%.

I have also had problems with the computer suddenly rebooting especially when I was using various security related programs.
These programs included:

1. SuperAntiSpyWare when scanning would get so far into the 'Files' scan, but after the memory and registry were scanned. I had to boot in safe mode to eventually get the program to scan without causing a reboot.

2. MSConfig.exe when I would attempt to stop the event logging service.

The CPU Usage is very low when I boot in Safe Mode and it doesn't reboot itself.

The task that drives the usage up is services.exe.

I downloaded Process Explorer to try to determine what was happening, and it also shows that Services.Exe is the process which drives the CPU usage up in a cyclic pattern. When I clicked on this process and looked at the properties, the TCP/IP tab shows multiple TCP/IP Addresses that i do not recognize, starting and stopping.

I have SBC DSL and a 2Wire DSL Wireless Router/Modem. This router is connected to the desktop via a CAT-5 cable, and my laptop connects via wireless. I have 32bit WEP security enabled and only allow my laptop to connect to this LAN.

At the same time that I noticed the increased CPU usage, I also noticed that the trayicon for the 2Wire HomeNetwork Portal had turned gray and shows a... Read more

A:CPU Usage 100% services.exe Problem

I can't find anything malicious, but am not an expert. Could someone with malware experience please look the above reports over and advise.


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My pc problem started last night. I logged on, tried to connect to the internet but, I could not find my network connection. I tried checking the network configuration (Control Panel/Network) and the icons where not there, I couldn't even open a new one - it's just blank.

I tried fixing it using the XP CD but it didn't allow me because the CD I have is obsolete. I also notice that all the programs I have open are not showing up on the taskbar...I already tried rebooting the system a couple of times but no luck...

I opened Services.msc and discovered it's also gone haywire. The extended panel is blank and no data. The standard panel shows the services, but I can't change them at all. If I right click on them most of the options are greyed out. If I try to start a service it boinks and indicates error 1068 or 1069. I can't open the Properties option.

Other problems I have:

No sound
Can't cut and paste
Can't access user accounts
When I click on my antivirus it doesn't open up
I cannot move my desktop icons...

My computer is a DELL Inspiron 8600
Windows XP Home Edition SP2

Please Help!


A:[SOLVED] Problem with Services.msc

Hi aeolusgem and welcome to TSF

It has come to my attention that you show the symptoms of a malware issue. I and this forum are not specifically trained in the removal of malware so I will now teach you the steps to transfer your case to the Hijackthis Log Help Forum. Follow the steps in this link: (Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log and post your results in the Hijackthis Log Help Forum. Follow the steps to the best of your ability and if you have an issue with one of the steps then include information on it with your new topic. Please give time as our analysts are very busy working with cases and other forum things.

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I have a Gateway laptop running Windows XP SP3. When I open the services window, either through Administrative Tools or by running services.msc, the service description text on the left side of the window is very small. I don't know how to fix this, but it is too small to read comfortably or click on "Start/Stop" for each service.

I have tried decreasing/increasing the DPI size and setting it back to normal. I also tried reinstalling SP3, along with the Microsoft Management Console, but to no avail. I have not seen this issue with small text anywhere else on my computer.

Thanks for any help you can give!

A:Services Window Problem

What happens when you use the keys Ctrl and +

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Using services.msc I see 2 services started automatically.
1) Avira realtime protection
2) Avira scheduler
I do not have this software loaded.
I tried disabling the services, but I get an ACCESS DENIED message when attempting to disable them.
Anybody know how to get rid or or disable these services.

A:Solved: services problem

You had the software installed at some point.
How did you install it?
How did you uninstall it?

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So this one is pretty strange and I hope someone out there can help me out.

I cannot use any windows services. I have no task bar, my windows key does not work, I cant add/remove programs, when I try and make a new profile in case this one is messed up I get just a blank box when I click on the user profiles in control panel. In the task manager where it shows user name they are all blank and it shows under users no one is logged on.

Any help to fix this other then reformat? I cannot transfer files either tried putting stuff I need on a removable drive but they wont copy or drag/drop. Thanks for the help!

A:XP Windows Services Problem

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On start up I get Services and Controller App has encountered a problem and has to close. I also get Run DLL as App has encountered a problem and has to close. I ran HJackThis but was not sure how to fix what it found:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:28:16 AM, on 6/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\D... Read more

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I'm having trouble with services.exe constantly trying to reboot my computer and I can't seem to remove it. I get the message "The system process C:\\windows\system32\services.exe terminated unexpectedly with status code 1073741819.The system will shut down and then restart". I run SHUTDOWN -a to stop it but I can't find a solution. It also appears to be connected somehow to AVG. The AVG Resident Shield gets disabled everytime the services.exe shutdown dialog box pops up. It happens in Safe Mode too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:55:10 PM, on 1/13/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\AOL\... Read more

A:Hijack This Log - Services.exe Problem

Hello,This hasn't anything to do with the AVG Resident Shield imho. I don't see it either present as a service (maybe you disabled it previously).I rather think the pe386 rootkit is present here.. But we'll find out in a minute.* Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following:O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SponsoredAdBlocker] C:\Program Files\SuperAdBlocker.com\Sponsored Ad Blocker\SCHBlock.exe <== I don't like "sponsered versions" and I guess this program is not even present anymore since it's not running in your active processesO20 - Winlogon Notify: partnershipreg - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Settings\partnership.dll (file missing)* Click on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.Make sure your Internet Explorer is closed when you click Fix Checked!* Download Combofix to your desktop.Doubleclick combofix.exeFollow the prompts.Don't click on the window while the fix is running, because that will cause your system to hang.When finished and after reboot (in case it asks to reboot), it should open a log, combofix.txt. Post this log in your next reply together with a new hijackthislog.In case your services.exe crashes again during the combofix scan, try it in the Windows Safe mode.?To get into the Windows Safe Mode, restart your computer and, just before Windows starts to load, tap the F8 key a few times. Choose Safe Mode ... Read more

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Hello all,

I will try to help you as best I can.
I just cant end services after i start them the only way i can is to reboot which i sometimes can't, i have to hold the off button. If i close a program like skype or something I can't open it again because it's apparently already running.

When did the problem start?
Either after SP1 for home premium or after I overclocked to 3.0 from 2.4 on q6600, i did it in the same day.

What have you tried to fix it?
I try ending services using task manager and killbox and cmd to end proceses. Also tried a system restore but can't restore to the point before sp1 even though I had a restore point set for there it doesn't appear in restore manager anymore.

What is the error message (of any)?
Just saying acces is denied to end a process

What are your system specs?

q6600, 4gb ram, 8800 gt, vista home premium

THe main problem is I just can't my processes and sometimes can't shutdown without holding down the power button.


A:Problem Closing Services

Hi Henry. . .

I have 2 suggestions for you -

To try and get around the permission issues, use SysInternals Process Explorer to kill a process. Run it at an elevated admin level via RIGHT-click and run as admin. Download procexp.exe free from Microsoft TechNet. No installation - download the exe file to desktop, right-click.


Second, run the system file checker - SFC - from an elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt -
START | type cmd.exe - right-click, select run as admin then type sfc /scannow - let it run then re-boot to dismount drive so repairs to Vista modules can be completed.

Good Luck to you.



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i keep getting this pop up message everytime i start windows

"Services and Controller app has encountered a problem and needs to close"

and the error signature :

szAppName : szAppVer : szModName : unknown
szModVer : offset : 00000000

This keeps on hapening then after i click ok a 50 second countdown begins before my computer shuts down,saying it was authorised by NT Authority or something similar,however i just use CMD and use the shutdown -a command to reject it,but then some things dont work or the pc slows down


thanks in advance

A:Services and Controller problem HELP PLEASE

Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.


* Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it.
* By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
* Click on Install.
* It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
* Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
* Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
* Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.

Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
Don't have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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Whenever I turn on my computer, I get the message "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close". I send the error report to microsoft but nothing comes up to help me find out what that is, how it got there, and how to rectify it. The last thing that was installed on this is a tray saver. thank you for all of your help.


A:Win32 Services problem

Click on the Technical details to see if it will tell you more about which module caused the error . . notifying M/S is a wasted key stroke


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I needed to get my Admin tools to work so I went through, and found that the service that was stopping it from running was my theme service. I need to have my Admin tools, but I would like to have my computer looking nicer then a windows 98. How do I fix my theme service so I can run both my themes, and my Admin tools?

A:theme services problem

Why would the Themes service stop Admin Tools? How did you come to that conclusion?

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Hi. I'm running XP Home with SP2. I have recently had a startup problem where Windows reached the "Welcome" screen, but would go no further. I could start, however, by holding down F8 at startup and restarting the Last Known Good Configuration. Windows would run, but if I tried to restart, it still hung at "Welcome". So I started in Safe Mode, ran msconfig and discovered that the problem was in System Services, and, by a tedious process of elimination, discovered that the problem was in the service called "Themes".

OK, know I know where the problem is, but I don't know exactly what it is, or how to fix it. Any help or suggestions will be most gratefully received.

And now I have another problem, although it may not be related. All my restore points seem to have disappeared. The only restore point I can access was set about 3 hours ago - all the numerous previous restore points have either been deleted (somehow) or are just inaccessible. Once again, any ideas or assistance will be very useful.

Many thanks in advance

A:Problem with System Services

if you can get winxp to startup using last known config, goto your control panel and open administrative tools then open Event Viewer and look through the different sections for errors and double click on it and post what it says under description. to make it easier you might want to open event viewer and clear all events from each section first and then restart and look at it again to see what new ones are listed.

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