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Admin Tools > Server Not starting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by shaunl, Dec 18, 2006.

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  1. shaunl

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    Hi Guys
    We have two desktops and a laptop in our home office. Desktop A acts a server.

    Recently Desktop B displayed odd behaviour, which a reboot/s will fix. The audio simply drops out and with it the ability to connect to the network. I have been too busy to investigate it as a reboot/s mostly does the job.

    Now Desktop A is doing some odd things. The audio has also gone and the Windows server services have stopped. A reboot also often fixes this. With two machines playing up it is time to fix things.

    I did some investigating which led me to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. On Desktop A the services for Windows Audio and Server are Stopped and have to be manually restarted. On Desktop B the Windows Audio is also stopped.

    Often when I attempt to restart the Server setting I am told that the service cannot be started - forcing a reboot.

    When I am able to manually restart the services often when I reboot the settings have reverted back to Stopped mode despite my previously having set them to Start.

    The laptop is fine.

    I have no idea what is going on and what has caused this problem. I suspected and proved through my ISP some time ago that a neighbor was leeching our broadband and am concerned that a network breach has occured and that foul play is at hand. But, again, I really have no idea.

    Has anyone encountered this problem. I have done numerous google searches to no avail.

    cheers
     
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