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Windows XP Services

  rufus-speed 22:58 04 May 04
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Every so often I have problems on boot-up. After looking at the event log it seems to be because certain services decide not to start occasionally eg. DCOM sometimes gets error and this causes 'knock-on' effects.
This happens about once in every 10 boot-ups. What is causing this and how can I ensure a clean boot-up every time?

  mgmcc 23:13 04 May 04

Get the little application to disable DCOM from click here and see if that sorts it.

  rufus-speed 10:55 11 May 04

Thanks for that but, according to Event Viewer, the problem seems to be :-

1. The DHCP Client service hung on starting;
2. The Windows Audio serveice failed to start due to the following error: The pipe state is invalid;

Any ideas?

  mgmcc 23:41 11 May 04

<< 1. The DHCP Client service hung on starting >>

This is a very long shot, but you haven't by any chance uninstalled Norton AntiVirus 2002 recently? When installed, it creates a registry entry that DHCP is dependent on a NAV component. When uninstalled, it doesn't remove that dependency and DHCP stops working.

Don't know about the second error, but it might help to disable the Windows Startup sound.

  rufus-speed 08:19 12 May 04

I have Norton SystemWorks 2003, containing AntiVirus 2003, running on my PC

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