Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:14 AM
I suspect that the Service Control errors stem from unsuccessful attempts by NAV/Live Update to update the system.
I would suggest running chkdsk /r (or the equivalent) on your C: partition, to attempt to minimize system problems.
To run chkdsk from My Computer/Explorer in XP:
Click Start, and then click Computer. Right-click the volume you want to check, and then click Properties. Click the Tools tab, and then click Check Now.
Do one of the following:
a. To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically Fix File System Errors check box, and then click Start. This results in some repairs, but is not the best option for checking the hard disk.
b. To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select both the Automatically Fix File System Errors and Scan For And Attempt Recovery Of Bad Sectors check boxes, and then click Start. Best option available for running a check of the hard drive and recovering data which might be in bad sectors of the partition/drive.
Chkdsk will run immediately if the volume is not in use (any partition other than C:) and then display the results in a dialog box. If the volume is in use (C: will be busy because C: contains Windows), Chkdsk will ask if you want chkdsk to run at next boot. Type Y, hit Enter.
Next reboot will trigger chkdsk, allow to run to completion.
After running, Chkdsk adds the results to the Application tab of the Event Viewer log with a source of Winlogon.
The Event Viewer log entry will contain the entire Chkdsk output, including details about any changes made to the volume. The user/owner can search Event Viewer for older Chkdsk entries and compare, if user wishes to determine if there is a pattern of errors.
Contrary to what some seem to think...the appearance of errors during a chkdsk is not necessarily a sign that the owner/user needs to replace a hard drive. The diagnostic utility which can be downloaded from the website of the manufacturer...is a much better indicator of such.