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Windows 7: Keep Receiving "Windows could not start driver config service" on boot

27 Jul 2015   #1
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Keep Receiving "Windows could not start driver config service" on boot

For about a year I have been receiving on boot-up the message "Windows could not start driver configuration service". I may(and stress may) have inadvertently erased that service by accident. I cleaned up a lot of file about a year ago and I think I started getting this message right after that. Now my system is getting unstable and give me the BSOD quite abit. Is there anything I can do like copying the service from my other Window7 box? Any advice is appreciated.


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27 Jul 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

Please take a picture of the error message and attach it using Manage Attachments button in reply box.

Is it possible you have the wording incorrect. It needs to be verbatim.

Then run SFC /SCANNOW Command to check System file integrity.

Next Restore Default Services in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Report back all results.
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28 Jul 2015   #3
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Gregrocker,
Thank you for the reply. Your suggestion have opened up new troubleshooting techniques for me. Age here is 72 so it take a while to get a synapse to fire. I ran the scan you suggested 3 times and each time I got "Resource protection found corrupt, but was unable to fix some of them" (see attached photo). I have attached the photo of the error that you requested. My wording was verbatim. I have download software to attempt to repair the resource error and hope to get to that later'

Okay, found out my photo size was too big. Now they are attached


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28 Jul 2015   #4
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Disregard this post. It had to do with my problems trying to attach photos. Found out that the file size was to large.
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28 Jul 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

Establish a clean boot with only AV box checked in msconfig Startup and Services tAbs (after Hiding all MS Services).

Check for Windows updates then install all important and optional updates. After reboot check again until all are installed.
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28 Jul 2015   #6
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Your instruction to establish a clean boot with only AV box checked in msconfig startup and services is giving me fits. I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I am unable to find an AV box in either the startup or services tag. Can't work on it anymore tonight, but will be on it tomorrow morning. Thanks
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29 Jul 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

What is your AV?

If you can't find it reading the detail for each listing then post back pictures of everything with each column expanded so it's all readable.

In rare cases AV is not in either list.
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29 Jul 2015   #8
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Thank you again for your help. Your request for pictures will take some emails. I expanded the column as much as I could without pushing data off the sides. If it is not adequate, please let me know. Thank you again for the help. Btw, will the clean boot wipe out my data and programs? Should I back all that up?


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29 Jul 2015   #9
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Here are 5 more


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29 Jul 2015   #10
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And 5 more. The last 3 are on page 2. I double posted them by mistake.


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