Computer Browser will not start in Services Console

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Hello,

Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable computerr
browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching noise and I get
the following error message " Could not start computer browser service on
local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start"
The HD makes the same noise when it is starting the system up which I assume
means that Windows is trting to start the service and failing to do so. Is
there a way to repair this issue?

RMaizell
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More about computer browser start services console
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Why do you need the Computer Browser service running?

    Computer Browser service
    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Computer_Browser

    The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service and the
    Workstation service. These two services have to be running before the
    Computer Browser service can start.

    Open Services...
    Start | Run | type: services.msc | Click OK |
    Scroll down to and double click Server |
    Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    Click the Start button | When the Server service starts,
    Click OK | Scroll down to and double click Workstation |
    Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    Click the Start button | When the Workstation service starts,
    Click OK | Close Services

    If the Workstation service is not listed in Services...

    The Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the Workstation
    service.

    Network Connections | Right click: Your Connection | Properties | General
    tab | Install button | Highlight: Client | Add button | Highlight: Client
    for Microsoft Networks | OK | Close

    Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322267

    If the Server service is not listed in Services...

    This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).

    Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
    Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
    Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
    Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
    Close

    Server
    [[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message Queuing. For
    security purposes, you may disable this service if you do not require local
    printers and files shared across your network. Connectivity, however, still
    exists even on incoming shared network drives. Workstation needs to be
    running to connect to another computer that has the files you are looking
    for. Note: If you disable File and Print sharing, the Server Service may
    disappear from the Services listing. Just enable File and Print sharing
    again and the Server Service will return.]]
    http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm


    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:6E20CE26-D415-4066-BA51-36C4FC163206@microsoft.com,
    rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable
    > computerr browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching
    > noise and I get the following error message " Could not start computer
    > browser service on local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service or
    > group failed to start" The HD makes the same noise when it is starting
    > the system up which I assume means that Windows is trting to start the
    > service and failing to do so. Is there a way to repair this issue?
    >
    > RMaizell
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    I am trying to network two computers through a crossover cable, and I
    believe this is the issue. When I run the home networking wizard none of the
    setting seem to be retained. Trying to start the "Server" yielded the same
    error message. Workstation services were started and seem fine. Would
    replacing the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs fix the problem?

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

    > Why do you need the Computer Browser service running?
    >
    > Computer Browser service
    > http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Computer_Browser
    >
    > The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service and the
    > Workstation service. These two services have to be running before the
    > Computer Browser service can start.
    >
    > Open Services...
    > Start | Run | type: services.msc | Click OK |
    > Scroll down to and double click Server |
    > Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > Click the Start button | When the Server service starts,
    > Click OK | Scroll down to and double click Workstation |
    > Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > Click the Start button | When the Workstation service starts,
    > Click OK | Close Services
    >
    > If the Workstation service is not listed in Services...
    >
    > The Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the Workstation
    > service.
    >
    > Network Connections | Right click: Your Connection | Properties | General
    > tab | Install button | Highlight: Client | Add button | Highlight: Client
    > for Microsoft Networks | OK | Close
    >
    > Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322267
    >
    > If the Server service is not listed in Services...
    >
    > This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).
    >
    > Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
    > Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
    > Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
    > Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
    > Close
    >
    > Server
    > [[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message Queuing. For
    > security purposes, you may disable this service if you do not require local
    > printers and files shared across your network. Connectivity, however, still
    > exists even on incoming shared network drives. Workstation needs to be
    > running to connect to another computer that has the files you are looking
    > for. Note: If you disable File and Print sharing, the Server Service may
    > disappear from the Services listing. Just enable File and Print sharing
    > again and the Server Service will return.]]
    > http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm
    >
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:6E20CE26-D415-4066-BA51-36C4FC163206@microsoft.com,
    > rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable
    > > computerr browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching
    > > noise and I get the following error message " Could not start computer
    > > browser service on local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service or
    > > group failed to start" The HD makes the same noise when it is starting
    > > the system up which I assume means that Windows is trting to start the
    > > service and failing to do so. Is there a way to repair this issue?
    > >
    > > RMaizell
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    The error message is actually different when trying to engage server
    services. It is:

    Error 2001: The specified drive is invalid...

    "rmaizell" wrote:

    > Thanks for the prompt reply.
    >
    > I am trying to network two computers through a crossover cable, and I
    > believe this is the issue. When I run the home networking wizard none of the
    > setting seem to be retained. Trying to start the "Server" yielded the same
    > error message. Workstation services were started and seem fine. Would
    > replacing the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs fix the problem?
    >
    > Look forward to hearing from you!
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    > > Why do you need the Computer Browser service running?
    > >
    > > Computer Browser service
    > > http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Computer_Browser
    > >
    > > The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service and the
    > > Workstation service. These two services have to be running before the
    > > Computer Browser service can start.
    > >
    > > Open Services...
    > > Start | Run | type: services.msc | Click OK |
    > > Scroll down to and double click Server |
    > > Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > > Click the Start button | When the Server service starts,
    > > Click OK | Scroll down to and double click Workstation |
    > > Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > > Click the Start button | When the Workstation service starts,
    > > Click OK | Close Services
    > >
    > > If the Workstation service is not listed in Services...
    > >
    > > The Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the Workstation
    > > service.
    > >
    > > Network Connections | Right click: Your Connection | Properties | General
    > > tab | Install button | Highlight: Client | Add button | Highlight: Client
    > > for Microsoft Networks | OK | Close
    > >
    > > Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322267
    > >
    > > If the Server service is not listed in Services...
    > >
    > > This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).
    > >
    > > Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
    > > Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
    > > Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
    > > Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
    > > Close
    > >
    > > Server
    > > [[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message Queuing. For
    > > security purposes, you may disable this service if you do not require local
    > > printers and files shared across your network. Connectivity, however, still
    > > exists even on incoming shared network drives. Workstation needs to be
    > > running to connect to another computer that has the files you are looking
    > > for. Note: If you disable File and Print sharing, the Server Service may
    > > disappear from the Services listing. Just enable File and Print sharing
    > > again and the Server Service will return.]]
    > > http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >
    > > Wes
    > > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >
    > > In news:6E20CE26-D415-4066-BA51-36C4FC163206@microsoft.com,
    > > rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > > Hello,
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable
    > > > computerr browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching
    > > > noise and I get the following error message " Could not start computer
    > > > browser service on local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service or
    > > > group failed to start" The HD makes the same noise when it is starting
    > > > the system up which I assume means that Windows is trting to start the
    > > > service and failing to do so. Is there a way to repair this issue?
    > > >
    > > > RMaizell
    > >
    > >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Try rebooting.

    HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305621

    How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition
    (PART 1)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B814981

    8 parts with pictures!!
    -----

    How to Create a Direct Cable Connection
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/networking/cablecon.asp

    Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576

    Unable to Connect Using Direct Cable Connection
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310152

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:B6EBB6A1-957C-48E1-AB00-1D06CF1EB78B@microsoft.com,
    rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > The error message is actually different when trying to engage server
    > services. It is:
    >
    > Error 2001: The specified drive is invalid...
    >
    > "rmaizell" wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the prompt reply.
    >>
    >> I am trying to network two computers through a crossover cable, and I
    >> believe this is the issue. When I run the home networking wizard none
    >> of the setting seem to be retained. Trying to start the "Server"
    >> yielded the same error message. Workstation services were started and
    >> seem fine. Would replacing the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k
    >> netsvcs fix the problem?
    >>
    >> Look forward to hearing from you!
    >>
    >> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Why do you need the Computer Browser service running?
    >>>
    >>> Computer Browser service
    >>> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Computer_Browser
    >>>
    >>> The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service and the
    >>> Workstation service. These two services have to be running before the
    >>> Computer Browser service can start.
    >>>
    >>> Open Services...
    >>> Start | Run | type: services.msc | Click OK |
    >>> Scroll down to and double click Server |
    >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    >>> Click the Start button | When the Server service starts,
    >>> Click OK | Scroll down to and double click Workstation |
    >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    >>> Click the Start button | When the Workstation service starts,
    >>> Click OK | Close Services
    >>>
    >>> If the Workstation service is not listed in Services...
    >>>
    >>> The Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the Workstation
    >>> service.
    >>>
    >>> Network Connections | Right click: Your Connection | Properties |
    >>> General tab | Install button | Highlight: Client | Add button |
    >>> Highlight: Client for Microsoft Networks | OK | Close
    >>>
    >>> Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322267
    >>>
    >>> If the Server service is not listed in Services...
    >>>
    >>> This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).
    >>>
    >>> Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
    >>> Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
    >>> Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
    >>> Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
    >>> Close
    >>>
    >>> Server
    >>> [[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message
    >>> Queuing. For security purposes, you may disable this service if you do
    >>> not require local printers and files shared across your network.
    >>> Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network
    >>> drives. Workstation needs to be running to connect to another computer
    >>> that has the files you are looking for. Note: If you disable File and
    >>> Print sharing, the Server Service may disappear from the Services
    >>> listing. Just enable File and Print sharing again and the Server
    >>> Service will return.]]
    >>>
    http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>
    >>> Wes
    >>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>
    >>> In news:6E20CE26-D415-4066-BA51-36C4FC163206@microsoft.com,
    >>> rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>>> Hello,
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable
    >>>> computerr browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching
    >>>> noise and I get the following error message " Could not start computer
    >>>> browser service on local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service
    >>>> or group failed to start" The HD makes the same noise when it is
    >>>> starting the system up which I assume means that Windows is trting to
    >>>> start the service and failing to do so. Is there a way to repair this
    >>>> issue?
    >>>>
    >>>> RMaizell
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Rebooting unfortunately made no difference. Is it possible file associated
    with these services became corrupted, and if so, how would I repair or
    restore them?

    Thanks for your continued interest!

    Richard

    "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

    > Try rebooting.
    >
    > HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305621
    >
    > How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition
    > (PART 1)
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B814981
    >
    > 8 parts with pictures!!
    > -----
    >
    > How to Create a Direct Cable Connection
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/networking/cablecon.asp
    >
    > Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576
    >
    > Unable to Connect Using Direct Cable Connection
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310152
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:B6EBB6A1-957C-48E1-AB00-1D06CF1EB78B@microsoft.com,
    > rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > The error message is actually different when trying to engage server
    > > services. It is:
    > >
    > > Error 2001: The specified drive is invalid...
    > >
    > > "rmaizell" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Thanks for the prompt reply.
    > >>
    > >> I am trying to network two computers through a crossover cable, and I
    > >> believe this is the issue. When I run the home networking wizard none
    > >> of the setting seem to be retained. Trying to start the "Server"
    > >> yielded the same error message. Workstation services were started and
    > >> seem fine. Would replacing the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k
    > >> netsvcs fix the problem?
    > >>
    > >> Look forward to hearing from you!
    > >>
    > >> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Why do you need the Computer Browser service running?
    > >>>
    > >>> Computer Browser service
    > >>> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Computer_Browser
    > >>>
    > >>> The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service and the
    > >>> Workstation service. These two services have to be running before the
    > >>> Computer Browser service can start.
    > >>>
    > >>> Open Services...
    > >>> Start | Run | type: services.msc | Click OK |
    > >>> Scroll down to and double click Server |
    > >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > >>> Click the Start button | When the Server service starts,
    > >>> Click OK | Scroll down to and double click Workstation |
    > >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > >>> Click the Start button | When the Workstation service starts,
    > >>> Click OK | Close Services
    > >>>
    > >>> If the Workstation service is not listed in Services...
    > >>>
    > >>> The Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the Workstation
    > >>> service.
    > >>>
    > >>> Network Connections | Right click: Your Connection | Properties |
    > >>> General tab | Install button | Highlight: Client | Add button |
    > >>> Highlight: Client for Microsoft Networks | OK | Close
    > >>>
    > >>> Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services
    > >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322267
    > >>>
    > >>> If the Server service is not listed in Services...
    > >>>
    > >>> This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).
    > >>>
    > >>> Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
    > >>> Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
    > >>> Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
    > >>> Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
    > >>> Close
    > >>>
    > >>> Server
    > >>> [[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message
    > >>> Queuing. For security purposes, you may disable this service if you do
    > >>> not require local printers and files shared across your network.
    > >>> Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network
    > >>> drives. Workstation needs to be running to connect to another computer
    > >>> that has the files you are looking for. Note: If you disable File and
    > >>> Print sharing, the Server Service may disappear from the Services
    > >>> listing. Just enable File and Print sharing again and the Server
    > >>> Service will return.]]
    > >>>
    > http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>>
    > >>> Wes
    > >>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>>
    > >>> In news:6E20CE26-D415-4066-BA51-36C4FC163206@microsoft.com,
    > >>> rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > >>>> Hello,
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable
    > >>>> computerr browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching
    > >>>> noise and I get the following error message " Could not start computer
    > >>>> browser service on local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service
    > >>>> or group failed to start" The HD makes the same noise when it is
    > >>>> starting the system up which I assume means that Windows is trting to
    > >>>> start the service and failing to do so. Is there a way to repair this
    > >>>> issue?
    > >>>>
    > >>>> RMaizell
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Any other suggestions?

    "rmaizell" wrote:

    > Rebooting unfortunately made no difference. Is it possible file associated
    > with these services became corrupted, and if so, how would I repair or
    > restore them?
    >
    > Thanks for your continued interest!
    >
    > Richard
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    > > Try rebooting.
    > >
    > > HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305621
    > >
    > > How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition
    > > (PART 1)
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B814981
    > >
    > > 8 parts with pictures!!
    > > -----
    > >
    > > How to Create a Direct Cable Connection
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/networking/cablecon.asp
    > >
    > > Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576
    > >
    > > Unable to Connect Using Direct Cable Connection
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310152
    > >
    > > --
    > > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >
    > > Wes
    > > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >
    > > In news:B6EBB6A1-957C-48E1-AB00-1D06CF1EB78B@microsoft.com,
    > > rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > > The error message is actually different when trying to engage server
    > > > services. It is:
    > > >
    > > > Error 2001: The specified drive is invalid...
    > > >
    > > > "rmaizell" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Thanks for the prompt reply.
    > > >>
    > > >> I am trying to network two computers through a crossover cable, and I
    > > >> believe this is the issue. When I run the home networking wizard none
    > > >> of the setting seem to be retained. Trying to start the "Server"
    > > >> yielded the same error message. Workstation services were started and
    > > >> seem fine. Would replacing the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k
    > > >> netsvcs fix the problem?
    > > >>
    > > >> Look forward to hearing from you!
    > > >>
    > > >> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    > > >>
    > > >>> Why do you need the Computer Browser service running?
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Computer Browser service
    > > >>> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Computer_Browser
    > > >>>
    > > >>> The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service and the
    > > >>> Workstation service. These two services have to be running before the
    > > >>> Computer Browser service can start.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Open Services...
    > > >>> Start | Run | type: services.msc | Click OK |
    > > >>> Scroll down to and double click Server |
    > > >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > > >>> Click the Start button | When the Server service starts,
    > > >>> Click OK | Scroll down to and double click Workstation |
    > > >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > > >>> Click the Start button | When the Workstation service starts,
    > > >>> Click OK | Close Services
    > > >>>
    > > >>> If the Workstation service is not listed in Services...
    > > >>>
    > > >>> The Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the Workstation
    > > >>> service.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Network Connections | Right click: Your Connection | Properties |
    > > >>> General tab | Install button | Highlight: Client | Add button |
    > > >>> Highlight: Client for Microsoft Networks | OK | Close
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services
    > > >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322267
    > > >>>
    > > >>> If the Server service is not listed in Services...
    > > >>>
    > > >>> This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
    > > >>> Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
    > > >>> Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
    > > >>> Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
    > > >>> Close
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Server
    > > >>> [[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message
    > > >>> Queuing. For security purposes, you may disable this service if you do
    > > >>> not require local printers and files shared across your network.
    > > >>> Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network
    > > >>> drives. Workstation needs to be running to connect to another computer
    > > >>> that has the files you are looking for. Note: If you disable File and
    > > >>> Print sharing, the Server Service may disappear from the Services
    > > >>> listing. Just enable File and Print sharing again and the Server
    > > >>> Service will return.]]
    > > >>>
    > > http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>> --
    > > >>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Wes
    > > >>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > > >>>
    > > >>> In news:6E20CE26-D415-4066-BA51-36C4FC163206@microsoft.com,
    > > >>> rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > >>>> Hello,
    > > >>>>
    > > >>>> Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable
    > > >>>> computerr browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching
    > > >>>> noise and I get the following error message " Could not start computer
    > > >>>> browser service on local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service
    > > >>>> or group failed to start" The HD makes the same noise when it is
    > > >>>> starting the system up which I assume means that Windows is trting to
    > > >>>> start the service and failing to do so. Is there a way to repair this
    > > >>>> issue?
    > > >>>>
    > > >>>> RMaizell
    > >
    > >
  7. I think this is a bug, so install new Windows or install bug free LINUX :bounce:


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    Any other suggestions?

    "rmaizell" wrote:

    > Rebooting unfortunately made no difference. Is it possible file associated
    > with these services became corrupted, and if so, how would I repair or
    > restore them?
    >
    > Thanks for your continued interest!
    >
    > Richard
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    > > Try rebooting.
    > >
    > > HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305621
    > >
    > > How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition
    > > (PART 1)
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B814981
    > >
    > > 8 parts with pictures!!
    > > -----
    > >
    > > How to Create a Direct Cable Connection
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/networking/cablecon.asp
    > >
    > > Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576
    > >
    > > Unable to Connect Using Direct Cable Connection
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310152
    > >
    > > --
    > > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >
    > > Wes
    > > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >
    > > In news:B6EBB6A1-957C-48E1-AB00-1D06CF1EB78B@microsoft.com,
    > > rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > > The error message is actually different when trying to engage server
    > > > services. It is:
    > > >
    > > > Error 2001: The specified drive is invalid...
    > > >
    > > > "rmaizell" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Thanks for the prompt reply.
    > > >>
    > > >> I am trying to network two computers through a crossover cable, and I
    > > >> believe this is the issue. When I run the home networking wizard none
    > > >> of the setting seem to be retained. Trying to start the "Server"
    > > >> yielded the same error message. Workstation services were started and
    > > >> seem fine. Would replacing the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k
    > > >> netsvcs fix the problem?
    > > >>
    > > >> Look forward to hearing from you!
    > > >>
    > > >> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    > > >>
    > > >>> Why do you need the Computer Browser service running?
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Computer Browser service
    > > >>> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Computer_Browser
    > > >>>
    > > >>> The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service and the
    > > >>> Workstation service. These two services have to be running before the
    > > >>> Computer Browser service can start.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Open Services...
    > > >>> Start | Run | type: services.msc | Click OK |
    > > >>> Scroll down to and double click Server |
    > > >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > > >>> Click the Start button | When the Server service starts,
    > > >>> Click OK | Scroll down to and double click Workstation |
    > > >>> Set Startup type to Automatic | Click Apply |
    > > >>> Click the Start button | When the Workstation service starts,
    > > >>> Click OK | Close Services
    > > >>>
    > > >>> If the Workstation service is not listed in Services...
    > > >>>
    > > >>> The Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the Workstation
    > > >>> service.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Network Connections | Right click: Your Connection | Properties |
    > > >>> General tab | Install button | Highlight: Client | Add button |
    > > >>> Highlight: Client for Microsoft Networks | OK | Close
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services
    > > >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322267
    > > >>>
    > > >>> If the Server service is not listed in Services...
    > > >>>
    > > >>> This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
    > > >>> Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
    > > >>> Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
    > > >>> Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
    > > >>> Close
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Server
    > > >>> [[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message
    > > >>> Queuing. For security purposes, you may disable this service if you do
    > > >>> not require local printers and files shared across your network.
    > > >>> Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network
    > > >>> drives. Workstation needs to be running to connect to another computer
    > > >>> that has the files you are looking for. Note: If you disable File and
    > > >>> Print sharing, the Server Service may disappear from the Services
    > > >>> listing. Just enable File and Print sharing again and the Server
    > > >>> Service will return.]]
    > > >>>
    > > http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>> --
    > > >>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Wes
    > > >>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > > >>>
    > > >>> In news:6E20CE26-D415-4066-BA51-36C4FC163206@microsoft.com,
    > > >>> rmaizell <rmaizell@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > >>>> Hello,
    > > >>>>
    > > >>>> Thanks for your help. When I click on the start button to enable
    > > >>>> computerr browser services. The hard disk make a strange scratching
    > > >>>> noise and I get the following error message " Could not start computer
    > > >>>> browser service on local computer. Error 1068 The dependency service
    > > >>>> or group failed to start" The HD makes the same noise when it is
    > > >>>> starting the system up which I assume means that Windows is trting to
    > > >>>> start the service and failing to do so. Is there a way to repair this
    > > >>>> issue?
    > > >>>>
    > > >>>> RMaizell
    > >
    > >
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