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The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load

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  • The error below shows up in the Event viewer system log now and again.  Anyone any idea what it's refering to?

    The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

    Null

    - < Event xmlns =" http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event " >
    - < System >
      < Provider Name =" Service Control Manager " Guid =" {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4} " EventSourceName =" Service Control Manager " />
      < EventID Qualifiers =" 49152 " > 7026 </ EventID >
      < Version > 0 </ Version >
      < Level > 2 </ Level >
      < Task > 0 </ Task >
      < Opcode > 0 </ Opcode >
      < Keywords > 0x8080000000000000 </ Keywords >
      < TimeCreated SystemTime =" 2009-08-21T19:35:13.401367100Z " />
      < EventRecordID > 1795 </ EventRecordID >
      < Correlation />
      < Execution ProcessID =" 480 " ThreadID =" 484 " />
      < Channel > System </ Channel >
      < Computer > Headache </ Computer >
      < Security />
      </ System >
    - < EventData >
      < Data Name =" param1 " > Null </ Data >
      </ EventData >
      </ Event >
    Monday, August 24, 2009 9:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    This error can be generated by any hardware device that is attached to the system.

    If the computer does not refuse to start, then apparently the driver is not important to the boot process. Occassional events such as this can be very difficult to track down.

    To troubleshoot this, I would recommend that you update the drivers for all of the installed hardware devices.

    Try removing all external devices, except the mouse and keyboard before starting the computer.

    Check the event viewer often, especially immediately after booting to see if the error has appeared again.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:29 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi

    This error can be generated by any hardware device that is attached to the system.

    If the computer does not refuse to start, then apparently the driver is not important to the boot process. Occassional events such as this can be very difficult to track down.

    To troubleshoot this, I would recommend that you update the drivers for all of the installed hardware devices.

    Try removing all external devices, except the mouse and keyboard before starting the computer.

    Check the event viewer often, especially immediately after booting to see if the error has appeared again.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, I'll try what you suggest

    Regards
    I Taylor
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:47 AM
  • I am getting the exact same error, and still cannot find the solution:


    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
      <EventID Qualifiers="49152">7026</EventID>
      <Version>0</Version>
      <Level>2</Level>
      <Task>0</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-09-11T15:10:26.531250000Z" />
      <EventRecordID>3769</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="560" ThreadID="564" />
      <Channel>System</Channel>
      <Computer>Windows7RTM</Computer>
      <Security />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="param1">Null</Data>
      </EventData>
      </
    Friday, September 11, 2009 3:35 PM
  • Now I'm getting this issue the past week. Computer will boot up if I shut it off for a short period. If it's on standby overnight, it won't boot properly. Have to keep powering it on and off until it finally shows it's booting.

    I've updated the video drivers. There's no updates available for the the TV tuner or any other hardware ... uggghhh I hate Windows.
    I've had Windows 7 (Home Premium) installed since November 29th with no issues until now.
    Did I mention how much I hate Windows?
    (HP z556 Media Center PC with positively NO hardware changes since 2008 - added RAM and HD)

    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
      <EventID Qualifiers="49152">7026</EventID>
      <Version>0</Version>
      <Level>2</Level>
      <Task>0</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-02-25T08:20:04.046875000Z" />
      <EventRecordID>8110</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="456" ThreadID="460" />
      <Channel>System</Channel>
      <Computer>Media_Center</Computer>
      <Security />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="param1">Null</Data>
      </EventData>
      </Event>
    Wednesday, March 03, 2010 1:44 AM
  • Hi

    I gave up in the end and did a clean install.  All the drivers where up to date and the hardware was compatabile with Windows 7.  where possible, I used the manufaturers drivers instead of letting Windows install them and since then, I've not had this problem.

    HTH
    Wednesday, March 03, 2010 1:29 PM