Fix-It Utilities Make your PC run like new! Includes Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, hardware diagnostics, registry fixer, and more!
RadarSync Ensures you have the latest drivers and software updates to make your PC run better and safer.
PC Mover Move applications, files and settings from one PC to another. Handles Windows upgrades too, even XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit!
Windows could not start the Workstation on...
The Workstation service terminated with service-specific error, which can occur when any of a number of network related problems occur. Some causes include a missing or damaged network file (in the \Windows\System32 directory), network services that are not automatically started, and other more complex situations.
Dialog may appear differently depending on XP style options and where it occurs.
Windows could not start the Workstation on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 2250.
You'll use the Recovery Console to check and fix file system problems. To get to the Recovery Console prompt. insert the XP installation CD and reboot the system. Assuming the BIOS defaults to booting from the media (usually the default) a "Welcome to Setup" screen appears. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
Using an Anti-Virus product with the latest pattern files, scan the system for viruses and malware. Often this is called a deep-scan where it looks at every file in the system.
Several software products that handle the detection and removal of Viruses and Malware include Avanquest's Fix-It Utilities Professional and SystemSuite Professional. Other commonly available Anti-virus products are available from Computer Associates, F-Secure, Kaspersky Labs, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro and others.
FaultWire Staff Posted: 28-Dec-2011
Repair Damaged or Missing OS Files
Use the Windows RE (Repair Environment) under Window 7/Vista to repair and replace missing or damaged files. For XP users, you can re-install XP without erasing applications or settings, or use the XP Recovery Console to fix some problems. Pick the OS solution below.
You'll need the Windows installation DVD. Note that many OEM manufactures leave out the installation DVD, which has to be purchased separately, or they only include a limited restore DVD that just erases the system and starts over (often a poor choice). All retail copies of Windows include this bootable DVD.
Insert the Windows DVD and reboot the system. Assuming the BIOS defaults to booting from the DVD (usually the default) then select the language. Next click on Repair your computer. A list of Windows installations should appear. Select your installation (typically there will only be one).
A list of recovery options will appear including an automatic repair function, restore from a previous system restore point, restore the computer from a backup (assuming one is available), run the memory diagnostic tool, or go to a command prompt (for advanced users).
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