Jason-211945 19:52 05 Jul 2006

I'm having a minor problem. Sometimes, the PC takes two or three attempts to boot (usually I h ave to select 'Last Known Congfig'. Occasionally, it boots ok and then just as I start to open an application, it reboots and performs a chkdsk. This has only happened since I installed a wireless network. I'm on XP Pro SP2, P4 1.8gHz processor, 480mb RAM.

I think I've tracked it down in the event viewer to the following;

The NTSVCMGR service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

Any Ideas?

  ade.h 20:18 05 Jul 2006

First step: run sfc /scannow. That should fix the missing system file.

  ianeon 22:14 05 Jul 2006

I have exactly the same problem - Running sfc /scanow didn't fix the problem - A reinstall didn't fix the problem - Nothing I do can indicate what causes the problem - If you solve the proble I would love to know what you did - Thank you - Ian

  User-312386 22:26 05 Jul 2006

this sounds like either a driver conflict of your graphics card

Please advise what graphics card you have

  User-312386 22:28 05 Jul 2006

or it could be a virus

thats what i meant about the either bit

  Stuartli 22:36 05 Jul 2006


click here

It's normally ntscmgr.exe - your line states NTSVCMGR service.

  Jason-211945 07:46 08 Jul 2006

The sfc /scannow didn't work. The graphics card is an SIS 650 and the error is defintely NTSVCMGR.

The response from Stuartli indicates that this may be malicious so how do I get rid?

  User-312386 11:27 08 Jul 2006

Carry out a full virus scan

  Jason-211945 07:27 09 Jul 2006

No virus found. The problem is now getting worse with five attempts before a successful boot!

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