Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed

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Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed can mess up bunches of stuff …

Vista is a worthy opponent of the technologically challenged.

For some unexplained reason, my network connection icon had a red x, and when I’d mouse over it, it showed the error, “Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed”.

I said, “Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed?” how can that be? I haven’t installed anything, and I’m connected to the internet.

Network and Sharing center wouldn’t open.

Of course, being Windows, I rebooted.

And rebooted.

And rebooted again.

Searched for available updates. Found one. Downloaded and installed. No change.

After much hair pulling and soul searching (Why oh why did I purchase Windows Vista?), I came up with the following solution for when the Windows Vista network connection icon has a red x in it and states, “Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed” on mouse hover, and the Network and Sharing center won’t open.

1. Go to Start > Run > cmd

2. Copy/paste the following line and hit your Enter key:

Net localgroup Administrators localservice /add

3. Reboot your computer.

Wipe your brow. Sigh relief. Heck, maybe even go out dancing!

I’d upgrade to Windows XP, but Windows Vista is so … err … challenging.

6 thoughts on “Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed

  1. I apologize if you’ve commented on this article before. But I seem to have lost my db for this site and had to use the go back machine at http://archive.org to grab some data. Frown

    This is obviously a big issue, as there were over 200 comments from folks that had the same issue as I. At least anyone needing to fix it can find the instructions now. I’m more sorry about that. I’m not sure how long this poor neglected blog was down. But I’d really like to apologize for all of those that weren’t able to find this solution.

  2. kiloman2020 Says:

    FYI folks — If you get the error message: “system 5 error access denied” you’re probably attempting to run the command from the console without promoting the session for administrator access. By default, the command console in Windows Vista runs in limited use mode and must be manually promoted when administrator access is required (even if you are logged onto an administrator account). The easiest way to run the command prompt as an administrator is to:

    Left Click Start
    Mouse Over ‘All Programs’ and Left Click Accessories
    Right Click Command Prompt and Left Click ‘Run as administrator’

    The C prompt should say something like Windows\system32 and not USERS\’your screenname’

    you should now be able to use the ‘Net localgroup Administrators Local Service /add’ command and fix the bug …

  3. OK – I’m going to see if I can list some responses I was able to scrape from the Internet.

    snichol7 Says:
    THANK YOU!!! This is the exact problem I have been having, and this worked when nothing else would!
    November 13th, 2007 at 4:21 am

    2SoftWareRevue Says:
    I hear ya. I’m waiting for the hair I pulled out to come back in.
    You’re welcome.

    November 13th, 2007 at 11:14 am
    3Local Area COnnection icon Missing? – Overclock.net – Overclocking.net Says:
    […] local administrators group. Then reboot. Yea, I got it. I didn’t Google hard enough last time. Here. __________________ CPU-Z Validation at 3.4Ghz! Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde […]
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    4uva185 Says:
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I am traveling in Italy and randomly had this problem! I am switching back to XP as soon as I get back to the US. Vista BLOWS!!!

    November 24th, 2007 at 10:22 pm
    5SoftWareRevue Says:
    You’re welcome.
    And, it does.

    November 25th, 2007 at 8:29 am
    6bbezerra Says:
    THANKS!!!
    i used hijackthis, spybot, online virus scans and NOTHING!!!
    you saved me!

    November 27th, 2007 at 9:44 pm
    7SoftWareRevue Says:
    You’re welcome.
    I know. I spent hours sorting this out.
    I just wish I could optimize this page better for status: Unknown Server execution failed so others don’t need to go through the aggravation we did.

    November 27th, 2007 at 11:04 pm
    8JetsetTX Says:
    Thank you,this worked and solved the server execution failed problem, the x over the network status, the network and sharing center freezing, my music files not playing, windows not detecting my firewall and antivirus status and warning me about it, and the fact that my screensaver could not run with my pictures. Toshiba support doesn’t even know about this, I called the first time I had this problem on my laptop and they did some troubleshooting and then decided I had to restore from the system restore disks which of course wiped everything out and I had to reinstall everything only to have the problem return about three weeks later. I didn’t bother calling again, instead I looked for solutions on the internet and this worked! Thanks again.

    December 7th, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    9SoftWareRevue Says:
    Great! Glad it worked for you.
    I can’t believe that this has gone on so long and Microsoft hasn’t fixed it. The closest I’ve seen them come to fixing it is telling us that we installed AIM. They blame AIM. Funny thing about that is, I don’t have AIM installed.
    I’m not going to say that this is the way we ’should’ fix these issues. I’m just happy that it works.

    December 7th, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    10prin Says:
    this didn’t help me unfortunately.
    it still says the same thing and shows the little X, and i also cannot play media files in itunes, not even when i pop in a CD and want to play it with WMP.. it just doesnt work.

    December 10th, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    11SoftWareRevue Says:
    Were you logged in as the Administrator? And did you reboot the box?
    You might want to try uninstalling AIM.

    December 10th, 2007 at 8:31 pm
    12prin Says:
    i’m the only administrator.
    and i did uninstall aim.
    still the same!
    i dont even understand how playing music is connected to the internet execution thing.

    December 11th, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    13SoftWareRevue Says:
    Okay. I have a couple suggestions. Try one. If it doesn’t work, move on to the next. But they start with simple and move up from there.
    Fix 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound. You will (provided this is the problem) get a popup error that asks if you want to disable something (I don’t remember what). Disable it and your music should work fine.
    Fix 2. Right click “Computer” > “Manage” > Under the “System Tools” section, double click “Local Users and Groups” > Click “Groups” > Right click “Administrators” > Click “Add to group…” > Click “Add” > Click “Advanced” > Click “Find Now” > Double click “Local Service” > Click “OK” > “NT Authority\Local Service” should show up in the list now >Click “OK” > Close Computer Management and reboot.
    Fix 3. Follow this fix from microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941649

    December 11th, 2007 at 7:22 pm
    14prin Says:
    The music is working now. thank you so much!
    buttt. i cannot access “local users and groups” because i’m on vista home premium, and apparently the “local users and groups” is a “snap it” which my “version doesn’t support”
    anyways, i’ll try the 3rd one i guess.
    thanks again!

    December 12th, 2007 at 10:55 am
    15SoftWareRevue Says:
    At least you have your music back!
    apparently the “local users and groups” is a “snap it” which my “version doesn’t support”
    Weird. I did not know about that. Now I’ll have to look it up!

    December 12th, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    16flip614 Says:
    Wow, thanks so much, you saved my day. I too had the Connection and Media Playing issue, incidentally following the install of AIM 6.5. It’s strange because I installed AIM on my girlfriend’s laptop which has Vista and there were no problems. This needs to be addressed by both Microsoft and AOL (if they are part culprit). This site is the only relevant search that Google gave me. Thanks again!

    December 16th, 2007 at 12:25 pm
    17SoftWareRevue Says:
    You’re welcome. Glad you were able to find this.
    You’re right though. Microsoft should seriously address this. Huh?

    December 16th, 2007 at 1:37 pm
    18sprag80 Says:
    Thank-you. Thank-you. You solved my problem!

    December 27th, 2007 at 7:23 pm
    19SoftWareRevue Says:
    You’re welcome. You’re welcome. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    December 27th, 2007 at 7:53 pm
    20Bossbraunus Says:
    this didn’t work for me, there was a “system 5 error access denied” thing that popped up in the prompt. Do I need to disable the security thing that needs confirmation of any changes to the system?
    I also ran into the not having local goups as an option problem. I have Vista Home basic, obviously a big mistake

    January 14th, 2008 at 12:24 am
    21SoftWareRevue Says:
    Yeah. It sounds like you have the same issue that Prin did. Did you try the steps we outlined for him? Most notably http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941649

    January 14th, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    22fwmaietta Says:
    I am running Windows Vista home Premium and i have the same problem. I am connected to the internet, but my network icon in the tray says that im not with a red X.
    I can’t get into the usergroup settings because i only have vista home, when i open the command prompt and type in “Net localgroup Administrators localservice /add” i get “system 5 error access denied” and the link to microsoft’s site to download the update is for the x64 and x86 versions, i have x32. I try and open it anyways and it says that the update is not for my system.
    Any suggestions?

    January 17th, 2008 at 12:08 am
    23Bossbraunus Says:
    Yeah I got the same as fwmaietta when I tried to download it cause I also have x32.

    January 20th, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    24speegs4 Says:
    I am running Vista Home Premium. I was unable to execute the “Net localgroup Administrators localservice /add” command in the cmd prompt, kept getting the message “Access Denied.”
    I tried to follow the “Fix 2. Right click “Computer” > “Manage” > Under the “System Tools” section, double click “Local Users and Groups” > Click “Groups” > Right click “Administrators” > Click “Add to group…” > Click “Add” > Click “Advanced” > Click “Find Now” > Double click “Local Service” > Click “OK” > “NT Authority\Local Service” should show up in the list now >Click “OK” > Close Computer Management and reboot.”
    No luck there because the “Local Users and Groups” selection does not exist. I’m not sure what to do from here. Any ideas Question

    January 25th, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    25xodadofthreexo Says:
    i just wanted to say thanks a million i searched all over the web trying to find out why the heck i was getting the red x lol but you saved my life lol
    virgil

    February 6th, 2008 at 3:49 am
    26SoftWareRevue Says:
    Happy it worked for you, Virgil. As you can see, there have been a couple it hasn’t worked out for. But I’m guessin’ that it has to do with the lack of Administration privileges by them.
    I swear, I’m so close to going back to XP. But, as much a headache Vista can be at times, it does give us something to do.

    February 6th, 2008 at 10:26 am
    27opal Says:
    Thank You So Much!! That red x, and freezing network window was driving me crazy! I just bought a new mid-range laptop with vista, and this little problem started about a week ago. I was about to return the laptop or go insane dealing with tech support. You’re lifesavers!

    February 7th, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    28SoftWareRevue Says:
    Glad you found this fix, Opal! I think I lost a lot of hair when my ordeal begin. So I certainly understand the ‘going insane’ bit.

    February 7th, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    29SebringTech Says:
    THANK YOU!!!!! After hours of researching the problem last night, only to find literally hundreds of people on the TechNet forums with the same problem. I was unable to find a solution there. I have a Gateway FX series laptop that is only 3 weeks old and I’ve used system restore 3 times already before I found your solution to this annoying problem. Even the local “Geek Squad” at Best Buy had no clue what to do with it. They wanted to run the system restore again and call it fixed. When I told them I had done that 3 times already they said they could send it out for repair!! One thing is for sure I coppied that command and pasted it into a little text file and put it on my thumb drive just incase the problem surfaces again. Thanks for the fix.

    February 14th, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    30E. Greene Says:
    Recently purchased 20 Dell Latitude D830 notebooks with preinstalled Windows XP Pro & Office 2007 Pro & Adobe 8.0 Std and am having the same problem with, so far, all of the units. They run OK during the day, but if you leave them on overnight, they have the symptoms you guys are discussing…
    Heads Up, Vista may not be the problem. I just applied the “fix” above, but too soon to know if it fixes XP………

    February 16th, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    31pertusetian Says:
    I am truly grateful for this! Networking & Sharing was locking up, WMP went batty, being taunted by the *Red X*…..All this time it was AIM to blame, I didn’t know. They should be dragged into the street by midgets and beaten with lengths of summer sausage.
    Thanks again.

    February 19th, 2008 at 3:58 am
    32vistasux76 Says:
    It worked for me. I was ready to do a restore which would’ve been a waste of time. Thank You for figuring it out. . Now i have to do a restore anyways to get back what a tech told me to get rid of. It didn’t hit me until yesterday to do search for this problem and its a big one. I recently bought a new laptop which has vista(old 1 had xp ). i had done a quick restore and thought it was yahoo and but then it came back. This must be only on laptops causee my desktop has vista and its fine. Thanks again

    February 26th, 2008 at 10:34 am
    33SoftWareRevue Says:
    SebringTech Says:
    THANK YOU!!!!! After hours of researching the problem last night, only to find literally hundreds of people on the TechNet forums with the same problem.
    Yeah. It’s really surprising how many “technical” people don’t have a clue about this.
    E. Greene Says: I just applied the “fix” above, but too soon to know if it fixes XP………
    Please be sure to let us know! I’ve never heard of it happening with XP.
    pertusetian Says:
    I am truly grateful for this! Networking & Sharing was locking up, WMP went batty, being taunted by the *Red X
    Happy to have helped!
    vistasux76 Says:
    razz grin It worked for me. … It didn’t hit me until yesterday to do search for this problem …
    Glad you finally searched and found this blog. Too bad Windows can’t find this when it “checks on line for a solution”.

    February 26th, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    34Jason Says:
    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!! I called HP and they kept putting me on hold while they “researched” the issue. I must have been on the phone for over an hour. I restarted my system several times, reinstalled my antivirus software, and was considering doing a system recovery. But thank Malmsteen I decided to google the problem. I am going to start doing that before I call tech support from now on.
    Thanks again!

    March 16th, 2008 at 1:01 am
    35SoftWareRevue Says:
    You’re welcome.
    I find it hard to believe that this is still a problem. You’d think that they’d of fixed it long ago. :S
    But I agree with ya. Google something before relying on some tech support that’s only reading the notes in front of them.

    March 16th, 2008 at 8:20 am
    36hlim Says:
    Thank you so much for this fix! However, the ping gadget I use for Windows Sidebar has not been working since though, even though there is no more big red X on my network connection. Do know how I can fix this problem? Thank you!

    March 23rd, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    37stea1th7 Says:
    Thank you so much! I just got off the phone with tec support, and was online with chat support, not to mention all the other crap I put myself through to find the solution to this problem. So when all else failed, i got online with a friends comp and typed in google ” connection status unknow, server execution failed ” and your site was the first on the list, and what do you know! PROBLEM SOLVED! I thought I had some virus or something, and the tec support guy told me I had to get a new rouiter and what not. OMG, I can’t thank you enough! THANKS AGAIN! I’m very thankful for people like yourselves!

    April 4th, 2008 at 1:01 am
    38SoftWareRevue Says:
    It just boggles my mind that they still refuse to acknowledge a problem. It doesn’t make much sense to me. :S
    And —- you’re welcome.

    April 4th, 2008 at 8:47 am
    39audri2 Says:
    I signed up for an account just to express my gratitude for this fix. I have an HP Pavilion 2620us notebook PC that’s had this issue from Day 1. I’ve had my notebook for several months now, and kept hoping Microsoft would create a patch for it. Never happened. I’ve scoured the support sections on the Microsoft and HP sites and there is no mention of the problem. Seems so easy to fix. I don’t know why they haven’t done anything about it. It seems to be a very common problem.

    April 5th, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    40audri2 Says:
    P.S. I installed SP1 last night and it didn’t make a difference. Guess they just ignored this particular issue.

    April 5th, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    41SoftWareRevue Says:
    “I signed up for an account just to express my gratitude for this fix.”
    You’re welcome, Audri2. Are you a Little Shop of Horrors fan like me?
    “Guess they just ignored this particular issue.”
    It boggles my mind how they continue to ignore this.

    April 5th, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    42kiloman2020 Says:
    FYI folks — If you get the error message: “system 5 error access denied” you’re probably attempting to run the command from the console without promoting the session for administrator access. By default, the command console in Windows Vista runs in limited use mode and must be manually promoted when administrator access is required (even if you are logged onto an administrator account). The easiest way to run the command prompt as an administrator is to:
    Left Click Start
    Mouse Over ‘All Programs’ and Left Click Accessories
    Right Click Command Prompt and Left Click ‘Run as administrator’
    The C prompt should say something like Windows\system32 and not USERS\’your screenname’
    you should now be able to use the ‘Net localgroup Administrators Local Service /add’ command and fix the bug …

    April 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    43SoftWareRevue Says:
    Thanks for posting that kiloman. I thought I mentioned it earlier. But this is beginning to be a long thread and that information can easily be missed.
    Thanks again!

    April 5th, 2008 at 11:53 pm
    44audri2 Says:
    Yep, plus my name is Audri. I just throw in the “2? for fun.

    April 6th, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    45starmaster Says:
    Hello… I’m having similar problems but the fix only helped a little???
    –4 month old Gateway running Vista Home Premium
    –WAS running fine on a home wireless network which has the router & modem connected/running through my older Dell computer running XP
    –the dreaded red X showed up on the connection icon in the sys tray a couple of weeks ago but, it’s my son’s computer (the Gateway) and everything was working ok so it was ignored.
    –As of Wednesday (4/9) was unable to get any web page to load.
    –still showed connected to the network but the Network & Sharing center wouldn’t open or opened after about 10 or 15 minute wait but nothing was clickable.
    –Mouse over connection icon shows same as above – CONNECTION STATUS: UNKNOWN SERVER EXECUTION FAILED.
    Have tried the following:
    *uninstall AOL/AIM (from other forum posts)
    *turned off firewall (fix diagnose & repair suggested)
    *different router (just a thought)
    *fix posted above which eliminated the red X and got the Network & Sharing window to open and clickable but none of the options change anything and I still can’t get the stupid thing to load a web page.
    *and just about everything else I can think of.
    My college student was home that night and couldn’t get her laptop to load a web page either but I didn’t think anything of it at the time because a small breeze sometimes knocks out our cable. She’s back at school now and I can’t test it to see if that was a problem as well but it may have been.
    I apologize for the length of this but I wanted to post as much info as possible. Thank you in advance ! Any help is most appreciated.
    C*

    April 14th, 2008 at 8:26 am
    46SoftWareRevue Says:
    How sure are you that your cable access is in working order? Since you said, “My college student was home that night and couldn’t get her laptop to load a web page either” I’d have to suspect it really is your internet connection. Sometimes when we swap out routers, we swap one bad one for another.
    I like to revert to dial-up when I think there may be something wrong with my cable or router.
    I’m assuming you’re connecting from elsewhere. If you’re connecting from a computer on your home network, this post does no good.
    From a different network, go to Juno and sign up for their free (10 hours per month – ad supported) dial-up access. Install the software and see if the computer connects that way.
    If it does, well … it eliminates some questions.
    If it doesn’t, well … we’re going to be asking more questions.
    If none of the above matters (because you do have a computer you can access the internet using the same network), let us know.

    April 14th, 2008 at 9:33 am
    47starmaster Says:
    Thank you so much for your quick response. It’s nice to know someone is out there
    My Dell is connecting fine through the router/cable modem and (keeping my fingers crossed) I haven’t had a problem with it using that computer.
    I swapped the original router back because I couldn’t get the other one to work right and the original router works.
    I’m sorry I didn’t make this clear in my original post.
    Thanks again!
    C*

    April 14th, 2008 at 11:17 am
    48starmaster Says:
    I guess I’m still clear as mud – sorry about that
    I can get out on the internet using my home network… the same network that my son is using but can’t get a web page to load.
    Also, I didn’t really try too hard to get the 2nd router working because I was pretty sure that wasn’t it. So, I’m pretty sure it didn’t work ‘cuz of me not because of it.
    Hope this makes things a little more clear???
    C*

    April 14th, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    49starmaster Says:
    Just some more details to the above… My daughter’s laptop also shows as connected to the network but will also NOT load a page. Hope this helps to find a cure for this.
    Thanks again!
    C*

    April 17th, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    50v_sriram_1987 Says:
    Thank you SoftWareRevue . I signed up to leave a vote of thanks for your help.
    Oh man, I felt as if I was about to be dipped in boiling oil head first and just got pulled back when my hair touched the oil surface. Thanks a lot. Thanks a lot. Thanks a lot lot lot.
    Thanks again
    Sriram

    April 18th, 2008 at 4:12 am
    51SoftWareRevue Says:
    Thanks, Sriram! Glad to have you on board. And happy to have helped.
    Sorry for the late reply. I’ve had server problems of late. Blush

    June 12th, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    52versace_87 Says:
    Hey,
    My vista wont connect to the internet at all. I have the red x over my connection status and it says “connection status: unknown. The dependency service or group failed to start.” I’ve used:
    1. Go to Start > Run > cmd
    2. Copy/paste the following line and hit your Enter key:
    Net localgroup Administrators localservice /add
    3. Reboot your computer.
    and ive tried scanning my computer with the command prompt and it said that there were no files corrupted. If i need a new OS (windows XP maybe) could you direct me on how to get one? I have not been able to connect to the internet on my laptop for weeks now please help!
    A-

    November 30th, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    53Tomi Says:
    Um……can this crash my computer? Becouse before i get this problem i still getted ACMON Error but now it work withour errors and…i rebooted and… i get that message when i move cursor on computer icon and one more question: Can this fix windows media player problems?

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    54Tomi Says:
    Please reply

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    55SoftWareRevue Says:
    @Tomi: It should have taken care of your media player problems. Are you saying that you get the ACMON error still?
    @versace_87: Did you receive any error messages when attempting my fix above?

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    56Tomi Says:
    no…i didnt get it now i fixed it with following:
    Opened regedit
    Selected HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    Selected Permissions
    Clicked Add
    Clicked adavanced
    Clicked Find
    Selected USERS
    Added
    Selected Full control
    Clicked apply
    Rebooted notebook
    And…ill get that two problems
    Im running Windows Vista Home Basic
    Please reply

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    57Tomi Says:
    im not tryed to fix it…i mean that network and music errors
    Becouse i want to know, can that crash my computer?

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    58Tomi Says:
    Reply please

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    59SoftWareRevue Says:
    Yeah. We figured it was a user permission error. But I don’t understand what problems you’re having now. Is it that you still can’t connect to the internet based on the “Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed” message?

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    60SoftWareRevue Says:
    No. It will not crash your computer.

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    61Tomi Says:
    im connected to internet….
    Yes… i still see “Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed” message plus i cant listem music
    but system sounds and internet browser sounds work, game sounds work too… plus when i open Network Centrum…it frozens plus when i open Security Settings it frozens too

    March 10th, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    62Tomi Says:
    oh…and one more problem… when i insert CD/DVD to notebook and want to open it, the folder was empty. But on that CDs/DVDs are files!

    March 10th, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    63Tomi Says:
    Reply Me Please

    March 10th, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    64Tomi Says:
    im connected to internet….
    Yes… i still see “Connection status: Unknown Server execution failed” message plus i cant listem music
    but system sounds and internet browser sounds work, game sounds work too… plus when i open Network Centrum…it frozens plus when i open Security Settings it frozens too

    March 10th, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    65Tomi Says:
    Are you 100% sure that not crash my NoteBook?
    Im using ASUS X51L Series
    32 bit Please reply, Thanks

    March 10th, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    66SoftWareRevue Says:
    No one can guarantee to you that your notebook will not crash when you perform work on it. There are far too many variables to digest.
    No. I cannot guarantee that your notebook will no crash when you follow these instructions.
    I will guarantee that I will help you all I can if you have any problem though.

    March 10th, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    67Tomi Says:
    ok…i have to run command line as administrator?

    March 10th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    68SoftWareRevue Says:
    Yup. Just make sure you’re the administrator and have at it.

    March 10th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    69Tomi Says:
    umm…im not.. i just click run as administrator

    March 10th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    70Tomi Says:
    Yay!
    It worked! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11th, 2009 at 7:50 am
    71SoftWareRevue Says:
    You’re welcome.

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    72Tomi Says:
    oh.. and i have one problem
    on start up my computer (desktop,taskbar) crashes
    can you help me?

    March 30th, 2009 at 7:45 am
    73Tomi Says:
    Plz reply me

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    74SoftWareRevue Says:
    Hi Tomi,
    Unfortunately, I can’t help you with your taskbar crashing. I can assure you it has nothing to do with the topic issue. But there are simply too many variables to even begin guessing on why your taskbar crashes on boot. I’d suggest reinstalling windows explorer from your add/remove programs screen.

    March 30th, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    75Tomi Says:
    Ok Thanks!

    March 31st, 2009 at 1:33 am
    76Tomi Says:
    oh my gosh! i think i know whats the problem
    do i need Adobe Gamma on startup?
    do i need Generic Host.lnk (i dont know whats is it but here is target) : C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Boot\l8aky\3FA.dll,DllUnRegisterServer
    may this crash windows explorer on startup?
    oh and i cant find Windiws Explorer in add/remove programs screen
    plz reply me soon
    – Tomi

    April 14th, 2009 at 4:48 am
    77Tomi Says:
    it worked! i have deleted Generic Host from startup and… it not frozen anymore!! Cool

    April 16th, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    78yvonneyvonne2 Says:
    It worked like magic! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    April 29th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    79SoftWareRevue Says:
    Magic is good.

    April 29th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    80moses2112 Says:
    it did not work for me i got
    system error 5 has occurred
    access is denied.
    i am the administrator and none of the other things work for me either

    June 6th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    81SoftWareRevue Says:
    Are you sure you’re logged in as Administrator?

    June 8th, 2009 at 9:29 am
    82tonyw200 Says:
    Thankyou for the fix for the dreaded x shown in the connection box.I spent an age trying to solve this problem,and i dont easily get put of so you can imagine my partners had a nightmare to get me of this computor while ive been trying to fix it.Thank god theres computor genises like yourselves that are willing to help us thankyou so vey kindly
    Regards
    Tony

    June 12th, 2009 at 7:30 am
    83moses2112 Says:
    yes i am the only person with an account on my computer

    June 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    84moses2112 Says:
    the problem i think is that in cmd it say the file location and a blinking under score after it

    June 17th, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    85moses2112 Says:
    AHH I FIXED IT WITH kiloman2020’s post THANK YOU

    June 17th, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    86SoftWareRevue Says:
    I’m going to quote his post here in case anyone else has a similar issue.
    kiloman2020 Says:
    FYI folks — If you get the error message: “system 5 error access denied” you’re probably attempting to run the command from the console without promoting the session for administrator access. By default, the command console in Windows Vista runs in limited use mode and must be manually promoted when administrator access is required (even if you are logged onto an administrator account). The easiest way to run the command prompt as an administrator is to:
    Left Click Start
    Mouse Over ‘All Programs’ and Left Click Accessories
    Right Click Command Prompt and Left Click ‘Run as administrator’
    The C prompt should say something like Windows\system32 and not USERS\’your screenname’
    you should now be able to use the ‘Net localgroup Administrators Local Service /add’ command and fix the bug …

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