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Service Control Manager popup error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Out of the blue, I started getting a Service Control Manager popup stating:
    "At least one service or driver failed during system startup.  Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details."

    Device Manager doesn't show any problems and when I look at the Event Viewer, generally the only new item shown is the popup itself.  WHS Console reports "Healthy."


    This is a fresh install, running a couple weeks,  PP3 and all MS Updates have been applied.  It has not been connected to a client yet, so there are no backups on the server.  I thought maybe a backup service was trying to start but why would the popup start after a couple weeks of no errors?

    I ran chkdsk, I uninstalled the only add-in I had (Disk Management).  It started happening about the same time I added a WiFi card in addition to the onboard ethernet.  I removed the WiFi card to no avail.  I thought it might have something to do with my router configuration (I'm running a MediaSmart server also but that doesn't report any problems) so I did a temporary fresh install on another hard drive and that seems to be fine, no popups.  So my network/router is probably okay.

    Any ideas what to try next?
    Tom

    Sunday, March 28, 2010 4:24 PM

Answers

  • I cleared the event viewer and rebooted a couple times and still no errors showed up, just the popup and the log entry of the popup itself.

    Then I started disabling everything I could in the Device Manager: Audio, LAN, SATA add-in PCI card, etc.

    And I disabled what I could in the BIOS: Audio, LAN, WAN

    Then I rebooted with several combinations of Selective Startup, including the bare minimun (before and after disabling devices).

    The popup continued.

    Then, all of a sudden, the popup stopped.  I reenabled everything, the popup stayed away and hasn't returned.

    Go figure.

    Tom

    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Thursday, April 1, 2010 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by zrtom Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:18 PM
    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:32 PM

All replies

  • If you clear the event viewer and look again it will be easier to see what the problem is. 


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    Sunday, March 28, 2010 4:51 PM
  • I cleared the event viewer and rebooted a couple times and still no errors showed up, just the popup and the log entry of the popup itself.

    Then I started disabling everything I could in the Device Manager: Audio, LAN, SATA add-in PCI card, etc.

    And I disabled what I could in the BIOS: Audio, LAN, WAN

    Then I rebooted with several combinations of Selective Startup, including the bare minimun (before and after disabling devices).

    The popup continued.

    Then, all of a sudden, the popup stopped.  I reenabled everything, the popup stayed away and hasn't returned.

    Go figure.

    Tom

    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Thursday, April 1, 2010 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by zrtom Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:18 PM
    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:32 PM
  • I have this same issue. WHS, self install on Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P, PP3, all MS updates, NO errors in any of the event logs (I don't even have any warnings), plus no issues in the WHS Console. But on every boot I still get the Service Control Manager pop-up telling me there is something wrong with a service or driver. Checked all services, and all set to Automatic ARE started.

    Any help with this would be great. Maybe there is some kind of reset that is needed for Service Control Manger? I WAS having a lot of problems (recently discovered the Patriot memory I installed was faulty and causing random BSODs and restarts. Installed new Corsair memory and all issues solved, other than this stupid pop-up on every boot.

    Help if able,

    Thanks.

    Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:54 AM
  • Hi Had the same annoying pop-up but no errors found using event viewer. Checked Services & found one service (can't remember which one but think it may have been 'Distributed Transaction Coordinator') which was set to automatic start but had stopped. Started service, rebooted & error now gone. Seems that sometimes a service that is set to auto start either fails to start or stops after starting hence the error message. 'Performance Logs & Alerts' stops automatically if it has no work to do after an auto start but this, apparently, is normal
    Monday, January 17, 2011 4:54 PM