Failed to connect to "System event notification service"

Windows failed to connect to "System event notification service"

"No Audio Output Device is installed" hardware issue!!!!

Win 7 has never detected or

installed drivers for Ensoniq es1370 sound card

64bit Windows 7 untimate, clean install from usb iso

(post resolution to bootsect.exe issue), running on dell poweredge sc430,

Specs below:

OS Name Microsoft

Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ****************
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model PowerEdge SC430
System Type x64-based

Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 2793 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical

BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 10/6/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3

Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device

Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name ***********************************
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 1.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.00 GB
Available Physical

Memory 317 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.00 GB
Page File

Space 1.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Cant seem to find any info on sevenforums,

or microsoft technet or cnet, or WELL..... Any where!!
Microsoft no problems


Please any help greatly appreciated!
Can contact me any time @ emt23[at]

My computer recently started having issues........ here is what is going on:


boot computer
* Windows boot screen displayed ~ 1 minute
* screen goes black. Can move

mouse. Drive light constantly on, not blinking. ~ 5 minutes
* log in screen comes up / log

* Desktop loads ~ 1 minute
> sometimes it loads with regular windows aero theme other

times it loads with basic windows classic theme.
* Error message pop up "failed to connect

to System event notification service"
* Have to wait for about 5 more minutes before

computer is actually usable
* Occasionally the audio service does not work as well...


when I press the power button to when I can actually use my computer takes 10 - 15 minutes.

Here is what I have tried so far
*Turning off all start up programs / services

AVG anti virus
*PC Tools Registry mechanic registry clean up
*Tested Memory - passed

Drive Self Test ---- # 1 - 7 fail / #10008 Fail
> I am guessing that this is the source of

the problem, however my computer does still work once everything is finally booted. So I

don't know what to do with that information or if that test even matters.
* I have tried

looking at the event viewer but every time it says that the event log service is

> I try turning on Windows Event Log but that does not change anything
* tried

"netsh winsock reset" in command prompt, based on a different thread that I found - it

didn't work

Possible useful information

Windows 7 Professional x64 upgraded from vista

Anti Virus
PC tools Registry mechanic

Hp pavilion dv2000 (dv2915nr)
Intel Core 2 Duo:

T5550, 1830 Mhz
4gb ram upgraded from 3 gb

I have tried everything I can think of please

let me know if you need more info.
1 answer Last reply
More about failed connect system event notification service
  1. From the sound of it you havnt installed all the correct drivers on this server.
Ask a new question

Read More

Connection Windows 7