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Windows 7: Services not loading automatically

28 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Services not loading automatically

I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I have SQL Server 2008 Express installed on it. In the Configuration Manager, I have specified StartupMode = Automatic for the SQL Server service. However, most of the time it doesn't start automatically. I have to execute the Configuration Manager and start it manually.

I thought it was a problem with SQL Server and so was seeking help from a SQL forum. All they could suggest is uninstalling and reinstalling SQL Server.

Lately I've realized that LogMeIn Hamachi also doesn't always start automatically as it should. That made me think that it might be a Windows problem and not necessarily a SQL problem.

In the Services tab of msconfig, both LogMeIn Hamachi and SQL Server are listed and checked; they both happen to be running right now.

Does anyone have any suggestions about what I could check or do to make these services start automatically? Thanks!

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29 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Look to see if the services are set to start automatically.

Services - Start or Disable

A Guy
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29 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Both of the services that I mentioned (LogMeIn Hamachi and SQL Server 2008 Express) have a Startup type of Automatic.
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30 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64


Could you check the eventviewer to see any errors ???
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30 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I rebooted the system about 20 minutes ago. There don't appear to be any errors in the event log since that time that relate to SQL Server. There's one error that I don't think is related:

Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
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30 Jul 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP


Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

Most tech enthusiasts won't run preinstalled Windows 7 with all of the corrupting factory bloatware but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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30 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hamachi frequently has issues and causes issues with almost every computer I work with if it's installed. Usually uninstalling it solves the problem. I would suggest giving that a go before a clean install! Worth a shot at least.
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30 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 ultimate x64

All right

Could you also check the reliability history and check (go to start and on the search bar type "reliability history" .... or you could go to Action center> Maintenance > View reliability history

This would give a simpler overview of the whole system with error and stuff
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