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Windows 7: The server process could not be started . . .

28 Mar 2011   #1
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 
The server process could not be started . . .

I run a registry cleaner and then I am getting the following message:

The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect. Check the username and password.

Because of the above, I can not access the registry backup nor the Windows restore point.
Your help is appreciated.


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28 Mar 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Churin,

Does the registry cleaning program have a undo option to be able restore the changes that it made?

If not, than you might see if you may be abe to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before running the program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Mar 2011   #3
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Hi, Brink;

I let the utility create a backup of what were deleted. But I could not get access to it because the problem disabled the Windows Explorer.
I could not get to the the system restore point for the same reason.

Using the second OS I managed to move the registry backup to the desktop and merged it into the registry but no cure. I do not know why.

Then I attempted to use the restore point as you suggested but an error message said "You must specify which Windows installation to restore". Sure enough, the dialogue listed up two os systems but there was no way to specify which one. The second os was on the same physical drive so that there was no way to have it excluded from the list.

What I ended up doing was in-place upgrade installation. It took about two long hours. Now everything looks as before.

I normally let the utility search by a search word but this time I gave the utility, sort of, a blank check, so that it listed up whatever it thought problem, and it was a huge list. I knew it was dangerous to zap all that but decided to try because I had the registry backup and the system restore point to undo.
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29 Mar 2011   #4
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Would you mind telling us what Reg Cleaner this was!

I use CCleaner all the time on all my systems and never had a problem with it.

Need to know which one you used so I never ever use that one.

Thanks.
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29 Mar 2011   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

If you read about registry cleaners on this sit you will find that most members don't recommend they. They cause more damage than good in most cases. With Windows 7 IMHO you don't need registry cleaners.
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29 Mar 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Churin,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. To bad it took you a repair install to do so.
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29 Mar 2011   #7
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Would you mind telling us what Reg Cleaner this was!

I use CCleaner all the time on all my systems and never had a problem with it.

Need to know which one you used so I never ever use that one.

Thanks.
That's it. It is the CCleaner! I went from "Registy", "Scan for Issues" and to "Fix selected issues". I never used the CCleaner this way. I normally use the CCleaner only to uninstall apps and their associated registries. I have another utility, Registrar Registry Manager, which I use for cleaning left-over registries after uninstalling apps. In this case I let it search by a search word for the left-over registries and delete those detected.
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29 Mar 2011   #8
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If you read about registry cleaners on this sit you will find that most members don't recommend they. They cause more damage than good in most cases. With Windows 7 IMHO you don't need registry cleaners.
I thought I was well prepared to cope with what could happen as that. If I ever want to do that again, I would make a complete registry backup and system image backups using the built-in utility and a third party utility.
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30 Mar 2011   #9
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. To bad it took you a repair install to do so.
It is true that "repair install" is more descriptive word for what I did. But I thought there might be forum readers who wonder what the repair install means. There is no such word as "repair" shown during the process, instead "Upgrade. . ." is the key word to look for.

As a matter of fact, I thought I could "upgrade" to SP1 at this opportunity and tried it using the DVD with SP1 integrated. But nope. A message said the SP1 must have been installed to continue. So, I had to replace the DVD to continue. After all, it was not upgrade at all.
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30 Mar 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, Repair Install is more for it's purpose, but it's just really a in-place upgrade installation using the same edition currently installed instead.
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