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I'm having an issue when trying to start the Server service on my machine. I noticed that it wasn't started when I tried to access a share on my machine. I receive an error that states "Windows could not start the Server service on Local Computer. Error 2: They system cannot find the file specified." A snapshot of this error is below:

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I've tried doing an "upgrade" of Windows to repair it, but the upgrade fails as it says I already have the latest Windows.

Any idea as to how I can repair this one file?

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  • 1) Tried this and it didn't do anything – Jason N. Gaylord Mar 17 '11 at 21:40
  • 2) No restore points available on this machine. I thought SP1 automatically took one, but apparently not. – Jason N. Gaylord Mar 17 '11 at 21:41
  • Added 3. You should get a restore point at every windows update, unless you've turned them off, so that's weird. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 18 '11 at 2:55
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Do you have the file "Srvsvc.dll" in C:\Windows\System32? I believe that's the file it's trying to use to start the service. If it's not there, you got some issue (virus or antivirus deleted it maybe?).

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