Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stupid fucking Vista

Wherein who is more fool the OS or the fool who follows the OS


So the laptop wakes up and decides not to work in the only way it is required -- access the internet from the comfort of bed. Takes forever to reboot and gives off this cryptic message: "Dependency service or group failed to start." This is mostly meaningless, though a few different fixes seem to work.

  1. It's never been hooked up to a printer, so I'll hope it isn't the print spooler issue; or at least I won't start there.

  2. Update Trend Micro? I don't have Trend Micro.

  3. I disagree that a viable workaround "would be to statically configure your network settings (ip address/mask/gateway/dns/wins/etc.) for the network that you are connected to.."

  4. cmd sfc/scannow ran after I figured out it had to be run as the administrator. Came up clean, though.

  5. Since I'm still in as admin: (1) Type netsh winsock reset, and press Enter. Ignore error messages. (2) Type netsh int ip reset, and press Enter. (3) Restart computer. ...............Well, blow me. That worked.


Final score
Vista and the mysterious problem: 0
Fixing problem from a Mac: 1

4 Comments:

Blogger bill said...

TCP/IP stack repair

12/24/2008 05:15:00 AM  
Blogger reader_iam said...

Sorry for the OT, but ...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Bill!

12/24/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas back! Seeing as how there aren't topics anymore around here, nothing is off topic. Say what you want wherever you want.

12/25/2008 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger XWL said...

Say what you want wherever you want.

I'm not a big fan of butterscotch.

Also, Merry Christmas!

12/25/2008 11:30:00 PM  

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