vista enterprise , can't start a number of services RRS feed

  • Question

  • OS Vista Enterprise,

    A user with local and domain administration right.

    I can't start some services , the error message ->

    windows could not start the xxxx service on local computer.

    Error 5: Access is denied

    some services are : Diagnostic Policy Service, Base Filtering Engine, DHCP Client , Windows firewall... etc.

    Any comment are welcome, thanks .


    Friday, March 16, 2007 9:44 AM


  • OK Microsoft:

    When a problem like this crops up on dozens of unrelated machines, I eventually suspect virus activity. Multiple PC's can suddenly no longer start any of the services that will allow them to connect to a network, AND the diagnostic Policy Services also can't load to be able to determine the cause of the problem? Now add the fact that the Windows Firewall has been disabled, along with the event viewer so that you can't even look at a report to tell you what's going on?

    If you don't recognize that as virus actrivity, you need to be in another line of work!

    OK, so everyone is able to install malwarebytes from a flash dive and destroy the virus. Now, considering we can't get network connectivity, can't you write a macro that turns on all the required services that allow networking to work? If that doesn't resolve the issue, I'm sure it will at least generate a more specific error code, now that most of the reqiuired services have been restarted.

    DHCP Client, Diagnostic Policy Services, and several other services return an access denied; error 5 when trying to start them. This stems from not being able to get an IP address and make a network connection.

    Can you guys get on top of this one real quick???

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:29 AM