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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

Hi everybody, :)

For as long as I can remember, my Event Log (Windows XP) displays the error pictured below:

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It appears every day, however; it seems to cause no problem with anything. I have never been able to correct the error, but I would like to know how to. This is simply a matter of my own curiosity so there is no rush for a reply.

Thanks for your input.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:47 AM

From what I see...the sentinel service relates to one of the Windows Server programs, not XP.

What O/S are you running?

For info on the stated service, see http://www.file.net/process/sentinel.sys.html .

Do you have software by any of the named vendors in link above...installed?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

Hi Louis,

Windows XP (SP3) without doubt. XP came on the computer when purchased new. As for the software . . . none of it is present.

Thanks,

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:59 AM

This may be a strange question but do you have a parallel port? Some newer motherboards have no Parallel or Serial ports.

Do you or did you have a dongle on a parallel port?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:04 AM

You know, now that you mention it, about 5 years ago I had a program which needed a Parallel port security dongle to run. The program has long since been uninstalled. You think that was/is the issue?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

From the information in Louis's posted link I'd be pretty sure that is it.

In XP, right click on My Computer then choose Manage, Look for services and expand it. They are in alphabetical order. Look for the Sentinel service. Click on it and set startup to disabled. On the next boot look and see if it shows the error.

I hope I have all the steps since I do not have a XP computer handy to double check and am working from memory. If I missed something let me know. Tomorrow I'll be at a XP computer to check with.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Thanks Roger,

I'll try it later and let you know. I forgot all about that dongle. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:00 AM

Hi again guys, :)

No joy so far. As pictured below, I can’t find Sentinel service listed under “services”. I do find a Sentinel driver, but I don’t know if that’s the one in question.

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Any more thoughts?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

You should be able to right click on the driver and choose disable.
See what happen on the next start.

Good Luck
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

I'll let you know.

Thanks again, :thumbup2:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:52 AM

Well, thanks to you guys pointing out what the error was, I finally discovered that there was an “uninstall” program on my computer for the “Rainbow Sentinel Driver”. I guess although I uninstalled the program which used the dongle, it did not uninstall the dongle driver. I never knew the uninstall was even on my computer, or what it was. :blush:

The event log is clean now. Thanks again. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

Good to know. I know I just presumed that when you uninstalled the program you got it all, My Bad.
I'm glad the problem is solved.

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