Starting Stopped Services

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by MMO, May 2, 2008.

  1. MMO

    MMO Guest

    When I attempt to start stopped services, ThinkVantage task scheduler, in the
    Task Manager on a Thinkpad R61i with Vista, an error message says "Access
    Denied". If I try to start the services from Control Panel > Administrative
    Tools > Services, the PC hangs.

    How can I start these services. The account has administrative privileges.
    MMO, May 2, 2008
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  2. What services? Why are they stopped? Have dependent services failed to
    start? Some details would be nice.
    Richard G. Harper, May 2, 2008
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  3. MMO

    Gary Mount Guest

    You could run a command window with administrative privileges. Type " net
    start 'name of service to start' ".
    For example [net start "Computer Browser"]
    Gary Mount, May 2, 2008
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    psdayama Guest

    I have same problem.
    The event viewer is not working and a message says "windows log service
    is stopped".
    S I tried to start the service in "services.msc" but it says :"error 5:
    Acces denied"
    I dont know how to start this service somehow as I cant see any logs
    due to non-
    starting of this service.
    please help me to solve this problem.
    Thanks in advance
    psdayama, May 2, 2008
  5. MMO

    Gary Mount Guest

    You could run a command window with administrative privileges. Type " net
    start 'name of service to start' ".
    For example [net start "Computer Browser"]
    Gary Mount, May 3, 2008
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    psdayama Guest

    Sorry Gary,
    It is same problem with command window. I started command as logge
    in as
    administrator. Here is what I get:

    C:\Users\User>net start Eventlog
    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    So whats remedy
    psdayama, May 3, 2008
  7. MMO

    Gary Mount Guest

    Did you right click on "Command Prompt" and select "run as administrator" ?
    Gary Mount, May 3, 2008
  8. MMO

    psdayama Guest

    No I run the command widow in "RUN".
    I dont think it was necessary when logged as administrator.
    Thanks I will try again.
    psdayama, May 3, 2008
  9. MMO

    psdayama Guest

    Well I tried with "Run as administrator" also. Window had Administrator
    Commant title.
    Same thing with little improvement:

    "C:\Windows\system32>net start Eventlog
    The Windows Event Log service is starting.
    The Windows Event Log service could not be started.

    A system error has occurred.

    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied."

    Now how can I know what is system error?
    There is no event log !
    psdayama, May 3, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    If you use Windows Help and Support , located on the start menu, and type in
    "eventlog" in the search box, you will be presented with a list.
    Choose "Monitor attempts to access and change settings on your computer".

    You will find near the bottom "To turn on auditing".
    Follow the instructions.

    Here is what it says...

    To turn on auditing
    Click to open Local Security Policy.? ( %systemroot%\system32\mmc.exe
    secpol.msc ) If you are prompted for an administrator password or
    confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Click Local Policies, and then double-click Audit Policy.

    Double-click the event type that you want to audit.

    Select the Success or Failure check box, or both, and then click OK.

    If you select Success, Windows will record any successful attempts to
    complete the type of event that you are monitoring. For example, if you are
    auditing logon events, any time someone logs on to your computer would be
    considered a successful logon event. If you select Failure, any unsuccessful
    attempt to log on to your computer will be recorded. If you select both
    Success and Failure, Windows will record all attempts. There is a limit to
    how many events can be recorded and, if the audit log gets too full, it can
    slow down your computer. To make more space, you can delete events from the
    log when you are viewing them in Event Viewer.
    Gary Mount, May 3, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    I see others have this problem, and a suggested solution I found posted is
    as follows...

    "I struggled with this same issue for more than a few weeks. I finally
    managed to get my Event Services started again. I changed the owner on the
    %windir%\System32\Logfiles folder [and all children] to the Administrators
    group. Like magic, everything returned to normal."
    Gary Mount, May 3, 2008
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    psdayama Guest

    I have already tried that. I have taken ownership of cbs.log file.
    Also main
    directory \system32 has been changed for permissions as I wanted to put
    BDV notepad instead of regular notepad. BDV NOTEPAD could open the entire
    30MB log file.
    Secondly when I tried to see "eventlog" in Help and Support it gave only
    and not a big list. There was no option for "auditing" as you have
    mentioned inprevious post.

    There is something else in access error and I dont know what the problem
    psdayama, May 4, 2008
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    Bender Guest

    The last resort is to reinstall Vista.

    Bender, May 4, 2008
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    psdayama Guest

    This I dont know as I dont have DVD for Vista. It came preinstalle
    ACER laptop. They have only option to restore Vista as it was whe
    installed &
    whole drive will get formatted.
    I would like to change back to XP but dont know whether Acer i
    giving option
    for that.
    Whole thing was working properly but it has stopped after I used th
    "XP tweak"
    program as suggested in some forum. The startup has improved but som
    services are
    not working
    psdayama, May 4, 2008
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