Specified Service Does Not Exist...blah, blah, blah...

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hubblect

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I'm getting the same "Specified service does not exist as an installed service." when I try to run various programs from my computer. I tried the method listed in the earlier forum regarding the registry edit (regedit) and the configuration but to no avail.

I'm getting this on various programs I try to open. Any suggestions???

By the way, I'm probably what would be considered a lay-man in the terms of manipulating and troubleshooting computers and the OS, so please be gentle with me.

Thanks,

Tom
 

hubblect

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I tried the sfc/scannow command in the Start/Run box and it found nothing.

I searched for sfc and it pulled up a program. I tried to double-click it and right click/open and the screen flashes like a program is trying to open and then closes (i.e. nothing happened each time).
 

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sorry , start type cmd when it comes up right click it run as administrator when black cmd box comes up then type sfc /scannow
 

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re msoft fix it try the folder option one and performance one
 

hubblect

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I got into the prompt but it doesn't offer the administrator option on a right click only "Mark, Past, Select, All, etc...."
 

hubblect

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That's just the statement that comes up under the red shield when I try to start some of the programs.
 

hubblect

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I right click "command prompt" from the start menu and click on "Run as Administrator" and I get the same "Specified service does not exist...etc."
 

hubblect

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It looks like any .exe file is returning this message....Should I restart in "Safe Mode" and try???
 

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Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

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Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Copy the following command and paste it in the Run box and click OK:

Code:
cmd /k reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}" /s
Next, copy (right-click and Select All > press Enter) the entire content of the command prompt output and paste it into your next reply.
 

hubblect

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}
Class REG_SZ DiskDrive
ClassDesc REG_SZ @%SystemRoot%\System32\StorProp.dll,-17000
(Default) REG_SZ Disk drives
IconPath REG_MULTI_SZ %SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-32
Installer32 REG_SZ StorProp.Dll,DiskClassInstaller
NoInstallClass REG_SZ 1
SilentInstall REG_SZ 1
UpperFilters REG_MULTI_SZ PartMgr
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0000
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0001
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0002
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0003
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0004
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0005
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0006
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0007
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\0008
InfPath REG_SZ disk.inf
InfSection REG_SZ disk_install
InfSectionExt REG_SZ .NT
ProviderName REG_SZ Microsoft
DriverDateData REG_BINARY 00808CA3C594C601
DriverDate REG_SZ 6-21-2006
DriverVersion REG_SZ 6.0.6002.18005
MatchingDeviceId REG_SZ gendisk
DriverDesc REG_SZ Disk drive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BF
C1-08002BE10318}\Properties
C:\Windows\system32>
 

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What exactly did you do before this problem started? Did you install or uninstall anything?

Does the problem persist in Safe Mode?


Please click HERE to download and install HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything
 
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