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Ohh no.What error is this?

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  1. bobol

    bobol Thread Starter

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    winXP.
    I connected a UPS- Energizer POWER PROTECTOR[ERHM400].... Its all hooked up properly- both hardware and software. Software console shows it's up and running fine [self tests too]. So I recently found via error logs, that the related XP services.msc task for Uninterruptable power Supply management cannot start, either via Manual or Automatic mode to work in conjunction with the device. The subsequent error message being;-

    "Service Control Manager The Uninterruptible Power Supply service terminated with the following error: %%2481 "

    Before I reinstall the UPS/ software or contact their techsup. can anyone identify why this problem arises, and if i even need to bother about it, since the UPS console shows all is definately running ok.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rockn

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    This is because XP already has a UPS service installed and running. It is attempting to communicate with the UPS but the other software is using the port to communicate with it.
     
  3. bobol

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    ohhh, interesting! I didn't know that. So is there no problem actually going on here, or what do you suggest I do? Ignore the error log.....? Thanks again in advance. And if possible can you give me a brief outline of how the XP's UPS functions.... ie, time limit etc.,
     
  4. bobol

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    Just to add to that, I was getting the same error message prior to forgetting to actually install the software while the UPS itself was connected.
     
  5. doogdoog

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    Aloha,
    In your control panel, click on Power Options and go to UPS. It looks like you will have to set it up in there if you use XP's UPS service. TIA

    Mahalo,
    doogdoog
     
  6. bobol

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    great, thanx doogdoog and Rockn, I have the UPS service started. But more info would be appreciated; I have the actual UPS connected via a USB and
    I went into Power Ops section and enabled the XP 'UPS' via COM1 since I it was that or COM2 as only options, then I selected the make as custom/generic. So the service is now on automatic and started. A couple of things I'd like to know-
    1. In that section of USB power ops. there's a section listing default options,ie. low battery etc, then on the right hand side are preset options listed as negative[3 of them in a column]- being a electronics doofus, what is the difference between positive and negative in these columns here?
    2. What is this XP USB function, is it merely a link NEEDED for any connected USB hardware, or a seperate self functioning internal backup device that is an optional service?
    Thanks again in advance
     
  7. bobol

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    bump up.... need an answer if possible so I can rest assured, though all looks ok.
     
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