Windows update error -> slsvc won't start (system error 2) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've read the posts and ultimately tried repair for system error 3 & 2?

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    TTS Error:
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    Monday, August 9, 2010 1:05 AM


  • Hello Brian Dubs,

      "System Error 2 has occured. The system cannot find the file specified."  Means that Windows is unable to find the file.  In this case the file is slsvc.exe.

       The Repair steps, found in the Announcements section, were developed for when it was found that one or more of the Free Registry Cleaners, out on the internet, were deleting the Registry Entry that tells Windows where to find the slsvc.exe file.  In this scenario, System Error 3 means the Registry Entry is completly gone and System Error 2 means the Registry Entry is there, but was malformed (from when the Registry Cleaner tried to 'Undelete' the entry it had deleted).

      Since the steps, found in the Announcements section, did not resolve your issue, we know that the problem is not with the Registry, so the issue must be that the slsvc.exe file is, in fact, not where the file is supposed to be. The file should be in %windir%\system32 (for most systems, this means C:\Windows\system32).

      So, what does this all mean? It would appear that, somehow, the slsvc.exe file, in your copy of Windows, has either been deleted, moved or renamed. And, unfortunatly, I have no idea who/what did it or how.

    NOTE: Without being in front of your computer, I can't be completly sure that this is the issue, but given the system error 2 message and the fact that the Registry Fix steps didn't work, the issue is most likely a missing slsvc.exe file (missing, renames, deleted, moved..whatever...as far as Windows is concerned, it amounts to the same thing).

     Unfortunetly, repairing or replacing missing files is outside my experties.  I recommend posting in the 'System Repair and Recovery' section of the Windows Vista Answers forum http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsvista

    Sorry I couldn't be more help,

    Darin MS
    Monday, August 9, 2010 10:05 PM