Services not starting

  number cruncher 15:24 15 Mar 2008

I'm getting some strange problems on a Dell PC runing XP Media Center. Its become very slow on startup and is failing to connect to our wireless network. It originally wouldn't run system restore, and it appeared that the Service linked to that wasn't starting - and the same applied to a lot of other Services including Netowrk Connections. Trying to start Service manually didn't work.

After leaving it on for an hour or so, it does seem to start some Services automatically and others can then be started manually including Network Connections - but it still doesn't connect to a network. I managed to restore to a date a couple of weeks ago, but this has made no difference. I found a couple of Trojan Horse viruses using AVG, but removing those has made no difference either.

The one other point is that there have in the past been problems with the fan, which was getting very noisy - is this likely to be causing the problem, or are there any other ideas on what might be causing this?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:02 15 Mar 2008

The virus may have damage some files try a repair and then se if the srvices will start.

Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

  number cruncher 15:39 16 Mar 2008

Thanks - am trying this.

At present it is prompting me for the Windows CD, which I don't have as Dell didn't provide one - instead I think they install all the backup files somewhere on the computer. Currently trying to track them down following the link you gave...

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