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Which vista services can be disabled without problems?

I use Vista on a HP pavilion DV2 laptop. When I look through all the services my laptop starts, it really seems there's way too much of it. I multi boot with XP and 7. Both startup in 40 seconds. ...
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How do I recover from “repair pending” error in SFC?

I am trying to fix an issue with Windows registry and services. I tried running sfc command but this is the error message I get? C:\Windows>sfc /scannow Beginning system scan. This process will ...
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Is it possible to import a Windows registry file without destroying a system?

Let me just check one thing first. Doing an export through Regedit (range: all) is the equivalent of making a backup of the Windows registry, right? So I saved the Reg file to disk drive L yesterday. ...
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WIA: “There is no application registered for this event” repeatedly

I have a weird and annoying issue on my computer. I have an old USB webcam plugged into my machine and it works fine... apart from one thing. If someone presses the button on the webcam, I get the ...
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Windows Media Center opens up by itself sometimes

Windows Media Center opens up by itself sometimes. How can I stop this from happening? I don't even use this program at all. It just comes up full screen with no apparent trigger. No keyboard ...
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Don't want IIS to autostart

I am using Windows Vista Ultimate, and in my current setup the IIS (webserver) starts up every time I start my computer. How can I turn it off so IIS don't start on start up?
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How can I disable the IMAPI.exe service in Windows Vista and Windows 7?

I want to disable the IMAPI CD Burner service because I keep getting Power Calibration Error messages. In Windows XP, it's through services.msc, but I can't seem to find it anywhere in Windows 7 or ...
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SQL-Server 2008 on a windows vista doesn't start

i have installed a SQL2008 Server developer-Edition on my Dell Precision M90 Notebook with windows Vista, but the service dosen't start. SQL Server Configuration Manager shows MSSQLSERVER as stopped ...
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How can I find out which service is keeping Vista from restarting?

Running Vista on my Toshiba laptop for several years now. Recently, I noticed it will not restart - I have to power cycle it. I have enabled Verbose Status messages, so I know it's stuck at "Stopping ...
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Services Manager app for windows vista and or windows 7

I would like to know if there is any app for safely management of windows services. Thank you
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Network: now it works, now it doesn't! Windows Vista

I was using XAMPP and uninstall-ed it, and some errors appeared. "Mercury not working" and stuff like that, so I decided to deactivate those services. I may had done something wrong, cus my network is ...
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Stopping an unstoppable service

I have antivirus service (Kaspersky) that occasionally becomes unresponsive to the normal stop/stop gui interface provided by said vendor. I would like to find a way to kill the service for a restart ...
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Can't change desktop wallpaper and large icons not displaying in Vista

A couple of weeks ago I was tweaking the running services in my Vista installation and now can't change my desktop background or view any pictures as large icons. In extra large they display fine, ...
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Windows Vista Login results in Clean Profile

recently whenever I login to my 10-month old account on Windows Vista the desktop launches brand new. As if the account was created 10 seconds before. The user account picture and desktop picture is ...
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Security Center service does not start with error code 1068

I'm on Windows Vista (SP1), and for some reason whenever I try to start the Security Center Windows service it returns the error code 1068, stating that dependent services are not running. What does ...
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Vista Task Scheduler Service Can't Be Stopped

I just noticed that I can no longer start, stop, or restart the Task Scheduler service. When I open a Command window and attempt to stop the service in that fashion, I get an "permission denied" ...