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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by puterputter, Sep 29, 2003.

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  1. puterputter

    puterputter Thread Starter

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    I get an error message evertime I reboot computer. Microsoft Connection Manager - Service Profile is damaged, Please re-install the service profile.

    Now I have seen this posted eariler, but the link listed for the repair is no longer found. Can someone repost the correct link to the microsoft fix.

    Thanks
    puter
     
  2. Styxx

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    what Operating System you are using? And please state the exact error message, no paraphrasing.
     
  3. puterputter

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    I am using Win98SE. The error message pops up in a box with the name on the top of the box reads Microsoft Connection Manager. The message reads as follows: The service profile is damaged. Please reinstall the service profile.
     
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    Use Dial-Up? Try this:

    1. If user profiles are setup, if not disregard this step: In the Users Control Panel (Start;Settings; Control Panel; Users) delete all users.
    2. In the Passwords control panel click the User Profiles tab and verify that the 'All users of this PC use the same preferences and desktop settings' option is selected, and then click OK.
    3. Click on Start; Find (or Search); Files or Folders.
    4. In 'Search for files or folders named' (or Named) box: type in '*.pwl', without the quotation marks.
    5. In the 'Look In' box use the drop-down arrow to ensure [C:] is selected.
    6. Place a check mark by Include subfolders.
    7. Click on "Find (or Search) Now'.
    8. Right-click delete all the PWL files found.
    9. Close the Find/Search utility and restart the computer via the Start button.
    10. When you see the Windows Logon Prompt again, type in a name (preferably Ima Nonymous) but do not type in a password and click on 'OK'
    11. Go to control panel; Double-click the Network icon and select windows logon' Click Ok and restart your computer.

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    In Dial-Up Networking (DUN) and armed with your Username, password and dial-up number for your ISP - right-click delete all connection icons in DUN except Make New Connection. That done the click make new connection; that done right-click the new connection and point to Properties; take the check-mark out of Use Area code and proceed to make a new connection that way. Then restart your computer.
     
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    puterputter Thread Starter

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    I am not using DUN. I did go to my connection box and delete my old dial up connection that was listed. But I am using DSL for my internet connection.

    I did find the following on my search for an answer to my problem, does this make sense?

    Double Click on My Computer
    Double click on Dial-Up Networking
    Delete all the dialers in Dial-Up Networking so that all that is left is the Make a New Connection Icon.
    Close Dial-Up Networking
    Go back into My Computer then double click on Control Panel
    Double Click on Addd/Remove Programs
    Click on Windows Setup Tab
    Double Click on Communications
    Uncheck the following boxes: Dial-up Networking & Phone Dialer
    Select OK and OK again
    Close all windows
    Reboot
    Double Click on My Computer & Control Panel
    Select Windows Start-Up tab
    Double click Communications
    Place check mark in Dial-up Networking & Phone Dialer
    Select OK and OK again
    Insert Win 98 CD when prompted
    Close out all windows and reboot.

    Do I really need to do all of this if I am no longer using DUN?

    Thanks for the help
    Puter
     
  6. Styxx

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    Well OK, my post above said
    It was a question. If you aren't using dial-up you should have nothing but Make New Connection in DUN.

    If you were using Broadband you should have just said so and took no action. Although doing the steps in the my above post will do no harm, they were only for dial up users. OK?

    Well what you did makes sense. You basically deleted all connections in DUN then uninstalled Networking and Dial-Up in Windows Setup Communications, then re-installed Networking and Dial-Up in Windows Setup. But did it stop Windows from giving you the error message about Microsoft Communication Manager at Windows startup? It sounded as though you needed to do all that because the software for Communications was corrupted. You just reinstalled uncorrupted Communications software. That's key. Did what you did stop the error message at Startup?

    No, I use Broadband too. You don't need any connections whatsoever in DUN. Click the Start button; Setting; Control Panel; Open Internet Options; Click the Connections tab; A mark should be in the radio button next to 'Never dial a connection', click Apply; Click Ok.
     
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