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Computer Browser service entered the running state/stopped state messages happen every 30 seconds now - How to turn off?

    Question

  • Running Windows 7 Ultimate release - These messages occur every 30 seconds filling up my system log.  How do I turn these off? 

    Thanks,

    Brad.

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Service Control Manager
    Date:          11/2/2009 10:14:39 AM
    Event ID:      7036
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      bmanring-PC
    Description:
    The Computer Browser service entered the running state.
    Event Xml:
    <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="16384">7036</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-11-02T15:14:39.036701300Z" />
        <EventRecordID>183541</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="552" ThreadID="4680" />
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>bmanring-PC</Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="param1">Computer Browser</Data>
        <Data Name="param2">running</Data>
        <Binary>420072006F0077007300650072002F0034000000</Binary>
      </EventData>
    </Event>
    Monday, November 02, 2009 3:19 PM

Answers

  • Thanks again Vivian!

    I checked those settings and for home/work networks it is enabled.  For public networks it is disabled.  Now that I understand a little bit more what it does I disabled the service for now.  On W7 it is installed as a manual service by default so something is continually trying to start it.  I just changed it to disabled for now.  If I end up needing it for anything I'll just set it back temproarily then diable it again.

    Thanks,

    Brad.
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, November 05, 2009 2:36 AM
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 2:15 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Please check if changing File and Printer Sharing settings will work. Here is the detailed steps:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875362

    Hope it helps.


    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, November 05, 2009 2:36 AM
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:08 AM

All replies

  • I have the same problem. Running Windows 7 Enterprise.

    Additional info:
    If I scroll down the events to the very first service stop message in the log just after the latest reboot there is one single different message: (Event ID 7042)

    The Computer Browser service was successfully sent a stop control.

    The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]

    Comment: None

    Then it just cycles between stopped and running states for ever.
    Trying to figure it out...
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 3:17 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I would like to confirm if any issue is encountered besides messages in event log.

     

    If any third party security program is installed, please temporarily disable it. In addition, if Windows Firewall is enabled, please disable it temporarily.

     

    If the issue persists, please test it in Clean Boot mode.

     

    In addition, please update your device drivers and BIOS to the latest version.

      


    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 7:37 AM
  • Thanks Vivian,

    I turned off security essentails real time protection with no change noticed in the event log.  I also turned off the Windows Firewall and the log messages stopped.  I don't notice any other issues around the event messages in the log.  Now with that piece of information it seems like I should be able to turn those messages off, but I don't see any real obvious way to do so.

    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 3:30 PM
  • I still have everything running and strangely the messages have stopped during the night. Since 5AM I only have 3 start/stop cycles!
    It seems the computer browser starts when needed and stops on it's own normally. There doesn't appear to be any ill effect of this behavior, it's just annoying to have so many logged lines.
    I did notice quite a few other services starting and stopping on their own with no errors. Is this a feature of Windows 7 to reduce memory footprint?

    Some services that seem to have this behavior:
    • Multimedia Class Scheduler
    • Diagnostic System Host
    • Windows Error Reporting
      WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery
      Application Experience
    • WMI Performance Adapter
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 4:20 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Please check if changing File and Printer Sharing settings will work. Here is the detailed steps:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875362

    Hope it helps.


    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, November 05, 2009 2:36 AM
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:08 AM
  • Thanks again Vivian!

    I checked those settings and for home/work networks it is enabled.  For public networks it is disabled.  Now that I understand a little bit more what it does I disabled the service for now.  On W7 it is installed as a manual service by default so something is continually trying to start it.  I just changed it to disabled for now.  If I end up needing it for anything I'll just set it back temproarily then diable it again.

    Thanks,

    Brad.
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, November 05, 2009 2:36 AM
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 2:15 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    You are welcome. Hope you enjoy using Windows 7.
    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    Thursday, November 05, 2009 2:36 AM
  • Same problem too with Windows 7 Ultimate.
    But not every 30 sec, but every 5 minutes, and stopped after 7 second.

    I see that for Home or Work, turn on network discovery is on but no network adapter is in Home/Work. For Domain, network discovery is off and sharing on (happily ;) ). For Public, all is off.

    I disabled Computer Service for now.

    The problem is the log is populated too by other star/stop of other service as indicated by David.
    Thursday, November 05, 2009 7:15 AM
  • I have not been able to confirm, but it appears the behavior is entirely normal.
    I too have disabled the service for now as it's not very usefull in my tiny network anyway.
    In my opinion, a serice that is maked as Manual startup and that starts and stops without error, should not log an event.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Thursday, November 05, 2009 9:22 PM
  • The guys on the windows Answers group gave me a better solution. If you have the resources to spare... just change any service that starts and stops too much from Manual to Automatic. That way it just stays running and no message is logged.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:30 PM
  • The computer browsers service starting and stopping over and over again on Windows 7 started happening on my system when I would run a Linux box in Virtual PC. I just changed the service to Automatic so that it would stay running.

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 3:17 PM