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In SP2, by default, the Messenger service is turned off. If you want it, you can turn it on.
Start/run, type: services.msc ,Right-click the service that you want to configure, click Properties. On the General tab, in the
Startup type box, To restore Alerter service click Manual. To restore Messenger service click Automatic.
If you don't want it, and this error has you puzzled, you may be seeing some spyware trying to run.
Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509 http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
"Sharon" <Sharon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news 272454F-9FFB-4B82-8588-8159D0C2F91A@microsoft.com...
> The Messenger service fail to start.
> In the WinXP events view I see:
> "The Messenger service terminated with service-specific error 2270 (0x8DE)."
> And the exit code is 1066 (0x42a).
> How can I solve this problem?