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System Event Notification Service, failed to connect

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by vpaturi, Dec 24, 2010.

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  1. vpaturi

    vpaturi Thread Starter

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    I know there was a thread earlier about the same issue but the solution doesn't seem to work for me.

    This is the message i am getting on startup:

    "Failed to connect to a windows service.
    Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents limited users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond."

    The message comes with a very slow start up.

    The computer doesn't seem to recognize any of the wireless networks either, so i currently can't connect to the internet either. So i am using a different computer right now.

    I am using a Gateway T-1620 with Windows Vista Home Premium 32. Microsoft Security essentials is running and the firewall is down.
     
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    vpaturi Thread Starter

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    I should also mention that i have done an SFC check and it says there are some files missing but won't tell what they are or how to fix it. It says check the CBS log. Would this additional info help somehow?
     
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Click Start, Run, and type services.msc in the Run box. In the Services window verify that System Event Notification is Started and the Startup type is Automatic.

    If it is not started, then check:
    COM+ Event System is started, and its startup type is Automatic.
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is started, and its startup type is Automatic
    DCOM Server Process Launcher is started, and its startup type is Automatic
    RPC Endpoint Mapper is started, and its startup type is Automatic

    If any of these are not started, please tell us which ones, and the startup types listed for them.
     
  4. vpaturi

    vpaturi Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response.

    • System Event Notification Service is set to Automatic, yet the status always stays as "starting".
    • COM+, RPC amd DCOM are all started and are set to automatic.
    • I can't seem to find RPC Endpoint Mapper on that list. The only other RPC i see listed is the RPC Locator.
    I hope any of the information i have given is helpful. Thanks again.
     
  5. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I found RPC Endpoint Mapper isn't listed in Services for Vista so you can ignore that one; it looks like with COM+, RPC amd DCOM started, SENS should be able to start.

    I would next look in Event Viewer under System events to see if it shows a reason when SENS fails to start.
     
  6. vpaturi

    vpaturi Thread Starter

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    This is the message i get when i try to look at the event viewer:


    • Event Log service in unavailable. Verify that the service is running.

    The Program has indeed been running. I have never disabled it. Some of the other symptoms that i should mention: Extremely long boot up time, VPN client not working.
     
  7. vpaturi

    vpaturi Thread Starter

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    Any one who any sort of experience who can help will be greatly appreciated. I don't know what else to do other burn a lot of money to take it somebody like Geek Squad.
     
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    Anymore advice on what to do please?
     
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