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Windows Services

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by LizardKing3, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. My father gave the family comp over to a friend for a "tune up" the other day.

    From what I can tell, this "tune up" consisted of deleting most of my music, and disabling nearly 1/3 of the windows services; mainly the RPC services.

    I know that when these are disabled, the computer should not even boot, but after a couple hours of tinkering, I got it up..somewhat.

    When I try to enable these processes via the properties page, the properties page doesn't show up.

    Now..I'm curious if you guys know any way other than the properties page (via control panel>admin tools>services) to enable services.
    Maybe a third party program?
    Maybe a hammer and baseball bat?
    Who knows..I'm beyond frustrated right now. (btw..I'm not completely computer illiterate, so don't be afriad to toss around a few big words :p )
  2. nataku


    Jun 21, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    is the pr0n safe?
  3. Btw..

    Win2k Pro Service Pack 4 (I can't stand XP; and can't wait to see how much of P*S Vista will be..)
    AMD Athlon T-Bird 1.2Ghz OC'd to 1.4Ghz (with added cooling, of course)
    nVidia GeForce FX 5200
    Latest Drivers, patches, etc.
    If you need more info, just ask.

    Thanks guys.
  4. Thankfully, maybe. :ninja:
  5. Problem Solved. :hyper:

    I simply went into the registry and changed the magic numbers 4 to 3 or 2.

    :D :D
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    was the pr0n ok?
  7. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
  8. The pr0n is always safe man...I keep it stored on the interweb for safe keeping. Google helps me sort through it. ;)
  9. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    You can enable services manually using the "net start" command from the DOS box.

    It may or may not work, depending on the configuration you've set, but you can also go to the registry, and manually alter the properties there.
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Do you have the original install disc? You could always do a system restore. May take a little while, but it will turn everything back on for you.

  11. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Just "start" will do in DOS to start services. use "start /?" if you are curious about the command syntax in the future.