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Unable to register service layer

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NT 4.0 - At the time the computer boots the Error "Unable to register service layer" comes up and when you click OK the computer continues to run with apparently no problems.  How can I get rid of this problem?
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by:portland
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Have you checked the Event Log to see if there's a corresponding entry that might give more details?
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You should check the EventLog and if the device causing the message is not necessary remove it. If you need the device (or service), remove it and re-install it. If it still doesn't work remove the device (or service) and clean registry from the device's part and re-install device (or service). Something like that might also happen if you have had some device a long ago and you have removed but you have forgotten to remove drivers for it.

Good Luck!
Mikko Jaakkola
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by:portland
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Sounds like good advice to me Mikko.  In fact we might have a similar problem on a server at work that keeps crashing/rebooting.  Then again, I think we may have multiple problems with that little bugger...  We'll find out more this weekend; I'm going to spend some quality time with it.  :-)
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by:SteveKing
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Thanks for the information.  I'll work on that today...
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