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  • My WHS is installed on  mid-level desktop hardware and runs well but for one thing. At startup I get a message from Service Control Manager that a service or driver failed . It is sugjested that I check event veiwer for details but there is nothing indicating what has failed in there . Following the link for the error 26 to MS website provides just general information and is useless as well. Where else should I look for information or logs related to this kind of failure. I find no logs related to the service control manager.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:52 AM

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  • If there's no more detail in the EventID 26 message you can:

    On your server desktop do Start, Run, type services.msc, Hit Enter. Sort services by type, then look for service that has Startup type Automatic but has not been started.

    Often these errrors are caused by installation of third party drivers or software (graphics, disk controller, chipset, NIC, printer and so on) Best thing to do is install only those third party drivers that are absolutely required for proper functioning of the server.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:55 PM
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