Solved Failed to connect to a Windows Service

December 2, 2014 at 20:56:43
Specs: Windows 7
When starting my computer, it takes so long to open. Then I get a message: "Failed to connect to a Windows Service. Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service. This problem prevents standard users from logging onto the system. As an Administrative User, you can review the System Events Log for details about why the service didn't respond." I don't know what I am supposed to do?

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#1
December 3, 2014 at 05:22:00
✔ Best Answer
Open the Event Viewer:

Control Panel > Admin Tools > Event Viewer

Expand "Windows Logs" in the left panel, then click "System"
Give it time to expand all the event information in the centre panel.

Then you can scroll through the events. Stop at any which have a yellow triangle or a red circle - these are where something has gone wrong. Double click each one to see what it tells you about that error.


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#2
December 3, 2014 at 07:28:39
Often the event viewer shows many errors, most of which are unimportant minor Windows bugs, so concentrate on those with dates/times that match with the reported error.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 3, 2014 at 08:26:40
You didn't give the Brand name of your computer.
Boot Menu and Repair Disc
Have you tried the Windows 7 Repair Disc ? Start -- Control Panel -- Open the Icon -- Backup and Restore -- Create a Repair Disc -- follow directions. It says DVD but CD are OK. It can be made on any computer. ----------- Set your computer to boot to CD/DVD. When you press the power button on have your finger over the pause-break key and press it when the screen comes up showing what keys to press for Boot Menu -- Bios -- Diagnostic -- Setup. By pressing the pause-break key this gives you time to read. For my HP I use the ESC key for boot menu. After using the pause -- break key you will have to restart. ------- You should now know what key to press to start the Boot Menu. You only have a few seconds to press the correct key to open the Boot Menu. -- Using the arrow key sellect --
CDDVD -- Open your Tray for the Repair Disc and close. Press ENTER KEY and wait. -- When the Repair starts up don't bother with Driver part. The Repair Disc will probably fix what your computer needs. Just follow directions. Fairly easy. -------------------------- I believe the Repair Disc works on all Windows Systems

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#4
December 3, 2014 at 08:52:41
Thank you Phil22. I will try that and let you know my results. DrummerGirl

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#5
December 3, 2014 at 10:05:38
I will give you an easier way to use the Windows Repair Disc. With the Repair Disc in the Tray turn your computer off. Be ready to start tapping the F8 key when you press the power button. When it loads Computer Repair should be the first on the list. Use arrow keys and press Enter Key.

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#6
December 3, 2014 at 13:35:28
Just as a follow up to all of the solutions I have been receiving. I really appreciate everyones time that they have put into helping me. I would like to give more information as to my computer. I have an HP Pavilion dv7 3rd generation Intel core i7-3610QM with Windows 7. I am not computer savvy like most of you. I tried to follow your directions but it was hard for me. I am sure that you needed the information of what kind of a computer I had, so I know it was not your fault. I was able to get to the Event Viewer and found many red and yellow items. Most were red - Service Control Manager codes 7000, 7001, 7009, and 7022. The yellow were Event ID 129 Source iaStora. I hit the Start but the event started then stopped. I hit restart - but same thing. I finally decided I needed more information to continue. So if I am on the wrong track, please let me know. Thank you again for your time.

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#7
December 3, 2014 at 14:21:24
See if you can do this, we can then get all the info required, without asking you to look here & there.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gif
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif


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#8
December 4, 2014 at 11:42:32
Thank you Johnw I will try your method and let you know how it works. Thank you for your time. DrummerGirl

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#9
December 8, 2014 at 19:05:56
Thank you very much phil22 for your help and solving my problem. DrummerGirl

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