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10-Aug-2007, 04:30 AM #1
Vista Error 10107: A system call that should never fail has failed
On 32bit vista the PC is unable to connect to the Internet. At boot time a balloon comes out of systray:

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

I tried to check the event viewer but was told:
"Event Log service is unavailable. Verify that the service is running."

So I thought I'd start the service manually but received:
"Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on Local computer.
Error 1747: The authentication service is unknown."

So I tried to start IPsec but this time:
"Windows could not start the IPsec Policy Agent service on Local computer.
Error 10107: A system call that should never fail has failed."

So perhaps System Restore could put me right, but no
"No restore points have been created on your computer's system disk"

So I looked in System Properties and found that automatic restore points are enabled for the system disk. I then booted of the installation DVD and attempted to repair a computer unable to start, but was told that the PC would start. I then wished I had XP where I could just do a repair install and all my problems would be solved.

Help please.
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10-Sep-2007, 03:05 PM #2
I have the exact same problem since today, can anyone help me?
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10-Sep-2007, 03:17 PM #3
After wasting a huge amount of time on this, I ended up formatting the disk and restoring from an old image backup. I was able to save the contents of the Documents folder first and restore them after, so no documents/photos/music were lost.
It is possible to install off the DVD, but I don't believe I tried this.
Good luck, and please post the outcome of what you end up doing here.
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10-Sep-2007, 03:18 PM #4
Try following these instructions to reset the winsock and tcp/ip stacks in Vista:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...og-corruption/
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10-Sep-2007, 03:40 PM #5
First thing i tried was trying this solution:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...7150826AAfD4O8

This dident help, now i'll try out yours. I'll post here when i tried it, wish me good luck :s
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10-Sep-2007, 04:05 PM #6
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Originally Posted by Rollin' Rog
Try following these instructions to reset the winsock and tcp/ip stacks in Vista:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...og-corruption/
This fixed it, THANKS you are a life saver!
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10-Sep-2007, 11:30 PM #7
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