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What is system error 5? RRS feed

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  • I am trying to correct a monitoring problem in Windows Live.  At the command prompt, run as administrator, I typed : net stop winss.  The message is"Access is denied.  System error 5".  And that's where it is stuck.

    Any suggestions?
    Friday, August 29, 2008 6:50 PM

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  • Open the command window  using the Run as Administrator  option.  You will be able to start / stop the service that way

    Friday, September 26, 2008 4:20 AM

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  • I moved your post to the General topic folder.

     

    I don't know the answer to your question, but I also don't know why you are trying to stop the Windows Live OneCare protection service or what monitoring problem you are referring to. You can easily disable both the Virus protection and the firewall by opening OneCare, clicking on Change Settings and going to the settings tab for these components, but I don't think that's what you're trying to do.

     

    Perhaps the cause of the error when trying to stop the service is the cause of whatever problem you are trying to resolve?

     

    -steve

     

    Friday, August 29, 2008 7:06 PM
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  • Open the command window  using the Run as Administrator  option.  You will be able to start / stop the service that way

    Friday, September 26, 2008 4:20 AM