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Windows 7: All of my Windows 7 service stopped

24 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
All of my Windows 7 service stopped

So it was all happened yesterday , all of my Windows 7 services stopped (Windows Firewall, Network Connections, etc)

*2 months ago, I wanted to play Hitman Absolution but my Windows 7 was not SP1, so than I downloaded Advanced System Care (it's Pro of course), and scanned my computer with it, found errors, and automatically repaired by it (it seems that Advanced System Care downloaded Windows Update too) and I was able to play Hitman , and Far Cry 3 until yesterday*

i noticed on the taskbar if Windows Firewall has stopped, I thought it was a simple problem, but it wasn't. Tried to turn it on = failed , from service.msc = failed , and i checked most of Windows 7 services stopped eventhough they're all set "Automatic" in msconfig

Tried SFC scan, Windows Fix-it , was a failure
tried to enable services manually , stopped again after reboot
I'm stumped , any ideas?

note that I still can play all my games, sound is still working, only my services aren't automatically started

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24 Jan 2013   #2

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Hello term1n4tor and welcome to Seven Forums.

Most of the people on this Forum who have been working with Windows 7 since it was in Beta (before it was released to the general public) do not recommend using 3rd party tools such as Advanced System Care. They usually cause more problems than they solve. It's not a question of if they will cause problems, but when. (This not a criticism but just the advice of several Microsoft MVPs who volunteer their time and expertise on this Forum.)

I'd try restoring your computer to a date/time prior to when the services problem appeared.

System Restore

When you ran SFC, did it find any integrity violations? If it did, I'd run it again (from an elevated command prompt) and if it still finds violations, run it 3 time and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If this fails to get your services to at least default configuration, I'd seriously consider a repair install. It will attempt to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. If successful you'd have to visit Windows Updates and reinstall your updates. The repair should take about an hour or so while the updates may take longer.

Repair Install

I'm also "assuming" you did a full malware scan using your own installed product as well as a few on demand scans with free products like Malwarebytes, ESET Online Scanner, HitmanPro, etc.
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24 Jan 2013   #3


In addition to what Lee suggests to try to restore to before your ruined your Win7, this might be the time to consider getting that perfect Clean Reinstall and then stick with the tools and methods given in the tutorial in blue link to assure you'll keep a perfect install.
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