Windows Services Dont Not Start Tags: Windows XP Last response: March 18, 2010 1:47 AM in Windows XP Share Dvond March 7, 2010 12:16:37 AM I had to format a Dell C600 Laptop drive and used the a XP Pro SP2 Reinstalation CD. The install went fine but a couple of odd things; 1. A user was not created even though I had entered the information during the install, after install, I am logged in as an Admin inistrator 2. Now when I am in, all automatic services are not running and stopped. When I try to manuall start and get different errors for every service. 3. I cannot get to MSConfig, I get an error that it does not exist. 4. I cannot install drivers because I get a RSC message I just reformatted another Dell with success. I cannot find a solution anywhere, can someone please assist? More about : windows services dont start aford10 March 7, 2010 1:46:04 AM Check the control panel-->users to see if your other user exists. You can try the solution here for the msconfig problem. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AuWtZSq9wWxS39fG7ysJz1kjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20070319000559AAg2RKh It sounds like the install may have gone wrong. Dvond March 7, 2010 11:50:23 AM The user is not in user profiles. I did gte back MSCONFIG.exe but had to manually create the registry entry and copy the .exe from the cd There were no errors during install and have have now reformatted 3x with the same results Related resources Stop / Start Services Windows 7 with Batch Files - Forum Automatic Services in Windows 7 Fails to start . - Forum Windows XP SP3 - Services are set to Automatic but don't start - Forum Option to stop or start services .msc are greyed out - Forum Simple and Free Guide to Removing Malware - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous March 7, 2010 12:01:01 PM Are you using a Dell Windows XP CD? If so, try another CD. Dvond March 7, 2010 1:13:45 PM I am using a reinstallation CD that worked perfectly on another computer earlier this week, I dont have another cd with XP aford10 March 7, 2010 6:03:50 PM You can create your user account in the control panel-->user section. Still getting errors when installing drivers? Does that include downloaded drivers? Dvond March 7, 2010 9:56:09 PM I can create a user, she looks like an administrator but all automatic service are stopped after reboot. Yes, I copied all relevant driver to computer with jump drive, but I get a RSC service error. I am fresh out of ideas, I was going to format again and tried thru cmd but it would not let let, something about a service running....LOL never been this frustrated I have even taken the HD out an dout in another computer and same issues aford10 March 8, 2010 12:12:09 AM I'd recommend a fresh install. Boot off your OS disc, to start the format/install process. There won't be any services running then. Dvond March 8, 2010 12:43:55 AM I have done the fresh install 3x and same thing happens, install is fine but no services...ugh Dvond March 18, 2010 12:37:04 AM This is still an open issue , could the hard drive affect the creation of profiles and permissions to run services? aford10 March 18, 2010 1:47:57 AM A faulty hard drive can cause issues with almost any aspect of windows. start-->run--> sfc /scannow then start-->run--> chkdsk /r Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumNot able to start group services for remote desktop services ForumAcer Aspire One ,wont go any further than Setup is starting services ... any help ForumAllowing domain users to start and stop services (like apache, mysql) ForumComputer Browser will not start in Services Console ForumStart /Stop Services Permissions ForumError 1053 - Cannot Start / Stop any services . ForumWindows firewall is not in the services list ForumBAT file to start /stop services ForumWindows XP sp3 system services stop running at system startup ForumAfter reboot the screen wont leave set up starting services ForumAcer aspire one d255 setup is starting services loop ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !