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windows could not start the network location awareness service

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#1 rfgggg


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

so today i ran into a nice little problem in windows 7. when ever i try connecting to a network it says limited access. so after a bit of googleing i believe i have narrowed the problem down to the fact that my network location awareness service is stopped when i try to start it i get the error
Windows could not start the network location awareness service error 193: 0xc1
any help would be nice

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

If you use System Restore...try going back to an earlier restore point.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Hello :)

If, and only if, the above advice does not resolve your problem, follow these instructions.

Error code 0xc1 maps to ERROR_BAD_EXE_FORMAT. Basically, it means you have a corrupt file.

Please open an Elevated Command Prompt: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-elevated-command-prompt/

carefully type in:

sfc /scannow

(notice the space) and press enter. Once it has completed (it will take about 15 minutes), please:

Export CBS folder

  • Click the Start button Posted Image then click Computer.
  • Double-click on the C: drive, under the Hard Disk Drives category, and then scroll down to, and double click on the Windows folder.
  • Find and double click on the Logs folder.
  • Right-click on the CBS folder, and select Copy.
  • Go back to your Desktop, right-click on it, and select Paste. You should now see a copy of the CBS folder appear on your Desktop called CBS.
  • Right-click on this new folder, and navigate through Send to, and select Compressed (zipped) folder.
  • A new file, also called CBS (CBS.zip), but this time with a different icon, will be created.

The file will be too large to upload here. Instead, please use SkyDrive, File Dropper, or any other file sharing website to upload the file. Copy and paste me the link to the file.

Thank you!


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