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Several Services Won't Start


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#1 JEberlin

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:41 PM

Hello. I have a funny situation where the Spooler task (Spoolsv.exe) and a couple of others, will not start. Trying to manually start the services results in "(Task name) can not start in Safe Mode" however, the machine is not booted in Safe Mode. I regularly run Adaware, Spybot and Norton AV 2005 and there have been no malwares detected. This situation seems to have begun after the last MS updates (6/15 - applied 6/30), or at least it was detected 7/3. I tried applying MicroSoft KB312052 with no relief. What I'm most curious about is what is going on inside that machine such that the services think it's running in Safe Mode when it is not.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:47 PM

Try using Windows System Restore to revert your system state to an earlier date.

start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:47 PM

Tried that too. No help, exactly the same symptoms.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:18 PM

The service may have a dependency that may not be starting.
-this could confuse Windows into thinking that because it cannot start its dependecy that you are in safe mode... when your not.

Try this: Start / run / services.msc
-Find the Print Spooler and bring up the properties... then check the depencies tab for any services it relys on.

More help available on request
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:59 PM

Go to add/remove programs in your control panel and see if you can uninstall the update.

If you can, do so and reboot.

If that cures the problem try downloading and installing the update again.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:41 AM

The only sevice that Spoolsv relies upon is RPC which is already running. For what it's worth dept: I removed Norton Antivirus 2005 due to a failed LiveUpdate session and I can not re-install it. I used the Symantec Removal Tool (SymNRT) and still can't install NAV. I don't know it the two events are related or not.




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