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Windows 7: Start up message hanging machine

24 Oct 2018   #1

widows 7 64 bit
Start up message hanging machine

On start up I randomly receive a message 'Could not connect to The System Events Notification Service'. Please see the attachment.

If I leave the machine for a time it will start up.

Any ideas how to get rid of this message will be greatly received.


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Start up message hanging machine-w7-message.jpg 
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24 Oct 2018   #2

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN

Hi oldman45,
Welcome to SevenForums!
Click , in the searchbox type
Press Enter
Scroll down to System Event Notification Service
Next to Startup type > Click on the drop down menu.
Select Automatic
Click Apply > OK

If it's already set to automatic, let is know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2018   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If that doesn't solve it, then you may have something interfering with the service.

Do you remember when this started and any and all changes you made to your computer since it happened? Like installation of any programs or drivers?
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24 Oct 2018   #4

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN

I agree F22 Simpilot, that MAY be the issue. You're up early in Colorado!
Can't rule out virus either!
Haven't suggested last known good configuration, running Malwarebytes, sfc /scannow or Windows Repair Tool YET!
I was waiting for OP's response to my post!
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24 Oct 2018   #5

widows 7 64 bit

Thank you Snick & Simpilot for such a quick response.

I am away from the particular machine until Saturday morning but I will let you know the outcome of applying your suggestions.

As a point of interest I am in the UK, whereas you gentlemen are in the USA. That's what I call international cooperation.

Thanks again.
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