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Windows 7: Failed to connect to System Event Notification Service

07 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 Sp1

i know how important it is to let Windows update do its job, but Windows doesn't have 3/4 of the drivers for my motherboard( its the deluxe version, lots of gadgets and gizmos). i will do the reinstall now and get back to you once windows is back up and running

Thanks for the advice, see you on the other side

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07 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Sp1


I reinstalled windows, slowly went through driver updates, still good to go. created a system backup image and moved onto windows updates, once windows was updated and all was still good, created another backup. all that is left to do is get some programs installed.

i will leave this thread open for a while yet, just in case it reoccurs. if it does reoccur hopefully i can pinpoint it to a single event.

Thanks for your help guys
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27 Apr 2013   #13

Windows 7 64bit
...this is going to sound ridiculous...

...but, it's the Audio service hang. This took me about two months to figure out. Try unplugging your computer speakers and rebooting. I think that'll (temporarily) solve your problem. It'll at least get you back to Aero, but I find that every couple of days I have to unplug/re-boot. No additional drivers necessary. No winsock reset...just unplug/re-boot.

Good luck!
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27 Apr 2013   #14

Win7 Ultimate

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28 Apr 2013   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 Sp1

i Guess I should have posted my fix here ages ago, but i forgot i had started this thread.

The issue was entirely caused by the audio drivers. about a month after the reload of windows i did back in September the issue reoccurred, since i had nothing to lose this time as i had my backup image. i just started uninstalling drivers, and after i uninstalled the realtek audio driver windows was able to start up normally and everything else was able to start up with it. After windows was functioning normally i was able to reinstall the audio drivers and the issue hasn't reoccurred since then.
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