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Missing Services

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#1 lovehaterelations


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 04:54 AM

Hello. I was trying to optimize my computer by disabling services and ending certain processes in Task Manager. Everything was fine until I rebooted. Now my task bar is gone and many basic functions are not working. System Restore will not start. 


It is not malware because this computer is not connected to the internet. 


I have tried Windows Repair with no luck.


Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3.


Thank you for your help!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:06 AM

Can you go back into services...and reverse the changes you made?




My advice would be to leave all services alone.  A Media Center system is not likely to be improved greatly by disabling services, IMO..


Your system dates circa 10 years ago...if it performed well enough to keep you happy until now...why fool around with services now?


Restore Services Defaults


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#3 lovehaterelations

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for your reply.


When I go back into services and try to change things most give me an error. Nothing happens when I right-click and hit Properties on individual services. Some are giving me "Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start."


I was trying to optimize my system for audio. Yes, it was a mistake. 


I ran Windows Repair with no luck. I think the only option is a Repair Install.

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:01 PM

By Windows Repair, are you referring to THIS, or a repair install?


The program can restore services to default. Uncheck everything but Set Windows Services To Default Startup.



EDIT: Just noticed hamluis had already posted a link about the program.

Edited by Phantom010, 29 September 2015 - 11:03 PM.

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