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Failed to connect to a windows service

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#1 voodoo76


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

This warning started popping up on a Dell E6500 laptop that I don't often use. Running Windows 7 Professional. The error message states that Windows 7 "could not connect to the system event notification service...". This happened after the computer had run out of battery while sleeping. Some other observations:

1) Boot up is very slow
2) Even after completed booting task manager shows cpu usage at 100%, making it difficult to do much.
3) If I run services.msc it shows that the System Event Notification is running and set to automatic.

I did try a system restore to a week ago, last time I used it, and this did not resolve the issue.

Any thoughts?

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#2 voodoo76

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

Tried the netsh > winsock reset fix, did nothing. Ran the system file checker tool and although it said nothing found upon restart the computer ran an update, and loaded SP1 (which I thought was already installed). It has been fine since, Odd.

#3 Saurabh A

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

Hi voodoo76,

My name is Saurabh.

Kindly try the following steps:

1. Run Pre Boot System Assessment (PSA) diagnostics to check for any hardware issue. To launch the PSA+ diagnostics on this system, Turn on the system, press <F12> at the initial Dell™ logo screen, and select Diagnostics from the boot menu.
2. Also shut down the system and remove the battery & adapter cable. Hold the power button down for 20 seconds continuously to release the flea power. Connect the adapter cable only, start the computer and tap space bar repeatedly. “Delete Restoration Data” if you get that option.
3. Try uninstalling the anti virus from the computer and then restart to check the performance.

Thanks & Regards

Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 August 2012 - 06:52 AM.
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