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7.3. (continued). To view the status of a service click on the Start button and select Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. Locate the in the list. Check that it has started and that the StartUp type is the default setting. If not showing the default setting change it by right clicking the service and selecing the Properties, and the General tab. The alternative options  are available in a box to the right of Start Up type. Click the scroll (arrow down) to the right of the box. Make the change and click on Apply and OK. Restart the computer and check whether it has either started or can be started.

A list of default settings can be found here:

http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-7-service-configurations/

If a service fails to start then check what other services the failing service is dependent on. To ascertain what they are right click on the service, right click selecting Properties and click on the Dependencies tab. You the repeat the procedure described above.

If you cannot see why a service you need to examine the Event Viewer system log for an explanation. A common explanation is that a file is missing or corrupted. In this situation you should run System File Checker:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

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