Solved How to fix xp pro sp3 rpcss slow to start on boot???

January 27, 2016 at 07:44:59
Specs: Windows XP
XP Pro SP3 RPCSS boot problem.When the system boots everything is fine until it gets to "rpcss starting".It hangs there for 2-3 minutes and then finishes normally.The system is fine except for that and it happened all of a sudden.Does anyone have any ideas on this?I would
really appreciate the help as i have tried everything i can think of.

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February 4, 2016 at 11:51:08
You could go to msconfig and uncheck "Advanced System Care Ultimate" in startup, then start the program manually from a shortcut to its exe file as and when required.

Alternatively look for a freebie that can delay its startup:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-smal...

If you feel daring there are manual methods for introducing delays, see here:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

http://superuser.com/questions/2397...

EDIT:
My guess is if you started that System Care after about 2 or 3 minutes it would be less intrusive because the most important bootup items would be running by then.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
January 27, 2016 at 08:45:00
If you Google "rpcss slow to start" there are several hits. I've spotted two things that others have done to fix this:

1. If the time is incorrect then your BIOS battery might require replacing (usually coin sized CR2032).

2. Error in Device Manager which required an updated USB hub driver to be installed.

So let us know if the time is correct and if any errors show in Device Manager.

If the problem was recent then consider System Restore (in Windows) to a date just before the problem came along - it will keep your own stuff.

I would also run these three freebies in the order given to see if there is any undesirable lurking (they often find and fix what Anti-Virus programs miss):

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
Download the free version.
Install and Run the program but before doing its Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

Please copy/paste the logs on here.

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#2
January 29, 2016 at 01:39:21
" updated USB hub driver " strikes a note with me and what seems to have helped my XP box where I shut down most of my USB ports trying to get away from constant 'hanging' of the system which shows itself as a frozen mouse wheel and unresponsive sites.

I found great relief, for a while at least, removing the ghost devices from the device manager.

Make this a batch file to start a special session of device manager that is capable of removing past entries.

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

:: Click Show hidden devices on the View menu in Device Manager

echo off
cls

As noted in the batch file you STILL have to set it manually to show the ghost devices, their entries are cluttering up your registry as is. Why this helps at all I dunno, but the XP sure seems to like it from time to time when I do this here.

First, however, is solving any splats noted in the device mangler when it is started in the normal manner. Consider the above as just a tweaking tool and not a fix.

Lee


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#3
January 29, 2016 at 10:40:58
I have looked at a lot of answers on the internet but none of them were of any help.The time seems to be close but when i tried to update the clock i got an error message "the rpc server is not available".I don't know how relevant this is.The device manager checked out ok.I did try a system restore and it failed to complete.I was confused by the instructions for the AdwCleaner and not sure how to use it.I have a couple programs to remove junk.I did run MalwareBytes and it found nothing.I am not sure what logs you are asking for or how to send them to you.I have spent a lot of time on this and not getting anywhere.Do you have any more ideas?I really appreciate your effort.

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#4
January 29, 2016 at 14:12:56
With ADWCleaner you just get the file from the link given, Save it somewhere rather than running it online, then go to the file you saved and double click it to run the program. You then hit the Scan button and wait for it to finish. There are some columns below so you can see what it finds under various headings. To clean the lot you hit the Cleaning button. It will restart the computer and show a log - we can sort that later. If the above is not clear enough let us know where you come unstuck.

Also see this about "rpc server not available":
http://www.ctimls.com/Support/KB/Er...

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#5
January 30, 2016 at 09:35:35
I ran and cleaned with ADWCleaner per your instructions.It will be quite a task for me to deal with CTI.It appears to be quite a program but complicated.I have this problem on three forums and you are the only one who has really tried to help.I realise this is a small
problem but hard to ignore none the less.Many thanks for your help.

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#6
January 30, 2016 at 10:34:22
Has there been any improvement?

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#7
January 30, 2016 at 17:49:22
Way back in the 98 days I just got used to using a vbs script to set time with so I could snipe better on eBay. Didn't like they way the old vbs worked or didn't work on XP and found this one which I like and does work.

http://www.visualbasicscript.com/in...

Note near the bottom of the thread even these wizards have troubles as the cache is trying to supply an old time. I'm thinking it's happened to me too, but I didn't know what to make of it and moved on to other things and I seem to have the same trouble with autoupdate too. Sometimes it will and sometimes it won't - maybe everybody needs the CTI thing done as in I'm broke too and never thought to look at it very hard before this thread.

There is a broken link in the page Derek has a link to above though, if you want to go to that page try this one
Fix Error 462: Remote Server Does Not Exist or is unavailable
http://www.ctimls.com/Support/KB/Er...

Lee


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#8
January 31, 2016 at 06:08:38
melee5
Thanks for sorting that link.

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#9
January 31, 2016 at 07:48:00
I hate to say this but the problem has not changed at all.The CTI is very confusing to me.I did check to see that RPC and DCOM Server are both set on Automatic and started.Is the RPC Server a separate thing and if so what controls it and how do you access it?

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#10
January 31, 2016 at 08:42:27
I don't think anything in that CTI part applies to your situation.

Did you manage to get MalwareBytes to run?

Did you find any errors in Device Manager?

Look in Events Viewer to see if there is anything reported "at the time of a boot up". Ignore anything else because often there are a stack of unimportant errors showing due to various minor program bugs.

There are some registry fixes around but somehow I don't think you'd want to go that way.

One approach is to use "Clean Boot" to determine if some third party startup item is causing this:
https://www.pctechguide.com/how-to-...
You would then have to see "Clean Boot Restoration" afterwards to restore things back to normal. Not too sure if you would fancy doing that either.

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#11
February 1, 2016 at 06:09:10
Download CCleaner Portable. Unzip it, & then click on CCleaner.exe. When it opens, run thru the list on left side - check or uncheck the entries you want to clean (or not), then click Run Cleaner. Click OK & let it do its thing.

After that's done, click Registry, & then Scan for Issues. Fix everything it finds.

Then click Tools > Startup. Run thru the list of startup entries - disable anything that's unnecessary (probably the vast majority). Be sure to click the tabs across the top & review those startup entries as well. If you're not sure what's needed or unneeded, either google the entry or post back with the list. Once you've done the above, reboot.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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#12
February 1, 2016 at 09:55:45
I did get the Malwarebytes to run and it came up with nothing.There were no errors in the Device Manager.I have been looking at the Events Viewer but with the 2-3 minute delay and the different errors that come up it is hard to tell exactly what i am looking for.
What kind of error should i see? I think i will try the CCleaner and if the problem still exists i will have to go for the "Clean Boot" as soon as i have the time to run through the
whole thing.Will post the results one way or the other.Thanks again!

Regards
Ken


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#13
February 1, 2016 at 11:02:08
I ran the CCleaner program and it did clean up some things but had no effect on the basic problem which still exists.Thanks for your input.

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#14
February 1, 2016 at 11:30:35
Did you disable ALL the unnecessary startup entries?

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#15
February 1, 2016 at 12:48:20
"I ran and cleaned with ADWCleaner per your instructions"
Copy & Paste the contents of the Cleaned log, in your reply please.

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#16
February 4, 2016 at 10:06:16
I have been using a utility suite called "Advanced System Care Ultimate" by IObit for quite a few years and it does a good job with no problems.By process of elimination using "Clean Boot" i discoverd for some reason it was causing this problem.So now i have to decide to keep it since it is paid for or find a suitable replacement.I really hate to get rid of it but i don't like having this 2-3 minute delay on startup.I can't thank you enough for your help.

Regards
Ken


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#17
February 4, 2016 at 11:51:08
✔ Best Answer
You could go to msconfig and uncheck "Advanced System Care Ultimate" in startup, then start the program manually from a shortcut to its exe file as and when required.

Alternatively look for a freebie that can delay its startup:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-smal...

If you feel daring there are manual methods for introducing delays, see here:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

http://superuser.com/questions/2397...

EDIT:
My guess is if you started that System Care after about 2 or 3 minutes it would be less intrusive because the most important bootup items would be running by then.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek


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#18
February 5, 2016 at 09:34:52
I will check these out as they might be a good answer to the delay problem.I have a problem with "script errors" which i will be seeking a solution as soon as i gather some more information.Thanks again.

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