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how do I enable a disabled service??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kimboley, May 16, 2007.

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  1. kimboley

    kimboley Thread Starter

    May 16, 2007
    I cannot do anything on the computer, but I will start with when I click on properties (from the administrative tools, services or MMC console) nothing happens. I can't even view the services window in the extended view, only the standard.. When I go to the set up new account area, the window opens, but it remains blank. so I can not change, view or create any accounts. Oh, and I don't show any internet connections, but when I try to create a new one, it says it is already there.. I can not copy anything, if it accepts the copy command, it will not let me paste it. Drag and drop is not working either.. (as I was going to just move all my important things to another drive, preferable my usb drive so I can put the stuff on this computer..
    Oh, it is not this computer I am talking about, it is my primary computer, it will not get on line, as I do not show any internet connection except a remote access.. I uninstalled and reinstalled the network card.. that did not help. the operating system is Windows XP HOME edition. I am very frustrated about this entire situation. I am way ahead of myself, I apologize, please bear with me. Let me explain the situation in brief.
    I have two computers in my office. I have a cable modem and a broadband router, connected to the router is a hard wire thru the attic to 2 more computers. So, there are 4 computers on our NETWORK. One of the other computers was always in my audit and security logs. I learned they were remoting into my computers so I turned off the remote services. I later noticed that several accounts had been created and the guest account, that I turned off, was turned back on. He denied accessing my computer for anything but the shared folders. I would access one of my computers from the other and check the log and not get the same audit, security or event codes that I was getting from this other computer.. Long story short, when I learned about command line instructions, and tryed a few out, checked the logs.. I knew that is what he was doing.. I discovered that my entire C drive was shared on one of my computers. His invisable accounts had access and admin privlidges to everything. Anyway, long story short, I turned off something I should not have and now, cannot create a new account, view properties, I need to turn on a service I disabled, Remote Procedure Call (I believe that is the one...) but could not. Could anybody tell me how to put everything back to default or turn that service on.. I am taking the password off my account and making folders no l onger read only in the event I have to repair the operating system or reinstall it, I will not have to change all the permissions to access them or loose them completely. What a mess.. Thanks for any help you can give me.
  2. pllobell


    Oct 17, 2004
    Whew. Ok first to turn that service back on:

    Click start, click run, type "services.msc" without the quotes.

    Find "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" double click on it.

    Change the startup type to Automatic and click the start button, then apply.

    More importantly, you keep mentioning "He." The guy upstairs I'm assuming? If he is messing with your computer and it's YOUR network, unplug him. End of story.

    Let me know how you make out.

  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    If you try to re-enable the RPC service and receive an error message... what is the exact error message that you see?
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