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Event Viewer: Event Viewer Failure Audits & System Information errors...

XP Pro
Stand Alone PC
All Unused Services Diabled
All Updates

PC is working fine. No problems other than a large amount of the following  in Event Viewer: Fuilure Audits  Error 560 Object Access, Object Name is changes (desktop, winlogon to name a few) I get about 70/80 in 2 minutes at Logon.

Also, I can't access System Information.  I get the error message: "Can't  access Windows Management Software. Windows Management file may have been moved or missing.

I have gone Microsoft and I can't quite find a solution. I do have DCOM turned off, could that be it?                  
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Error 560:
Indicates that an attempt was made to assign protection to a file system file or directory and one of the SIDs in the security descriptor could not be translated into a GUID that could be stored by the file system. This causes the protection attempt to fail, which may cause a file creation attempt to fail.  

>>>All Unused Services Disabled
How do you determine if a service is unused?

chick7t7Author Commented:
If I do not use the service  or need the service or any of it's dependencies i consider it unused and disable it.  Now you got me worried. Could that be my problem? Here is my list of what I disable.
Thanks a buinch!!
Faster Using Switching
Human Interface Device
Net Logon
Net Meeting Remote DeskTop Sharing
Network DDE
Network DDe DSDM
Performance Logs
Portable Media
Remore Desktop Help
Remore Registry
Routing and Remote Access
Secondary Log On
Smart Card
Smart Card Helper
SSDP Discovery
TCP?IP Net Bios Helper
Terminal Server
Uninterruptiblel Power Supply
Universal Pllug and Play Device
Upload Manager
Wireless Zero Configuration

Some services and programs start other services at run time.  If the service to be started has been disabled, it won't start.

Look in the System event log for type 7000 entries.
Those show services that couldn't be started because they had been disabled.
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chick7t7Author Commented:
Thank you.
My problem is not with start up. I mean I am able to access everthing with no problems that I can tell...so far anyway.
 But, I do have thousands of "Failure Audits: Object Access  Error 560.

The object type: Desktop, Winlogon, Event, Window Station, Mutant.

I have gone to Microsoft via help on my PC, it sayd "No User action Required?
But,  I think 2800 error messages constitutes needing help ;)

Any other ideas! :)

>>>My problem is not with start up.
Services can be started at anytime by anyone.

Since you're stand-alone with no connection, disable the firewall and see if those messages go away.

chick7t7Author Commented:
Ok, But what do you mean "no connection"? Sorry ...still a newbie. if you mean connecion to the internet, I have a connection no problem. :)
In that case, you've disabled a number of connection related services, for example, Workstation has 5 other services dependent on it, and SecondaryLogon disabled means that no process can call CreateProcessAs().

Now, if you're otherwise happy with the box, you don't mind the errors reports, and clear the logs every now and then to save space, you can just leave things as they are.  Otherwise, I'd re-enable them all.

The ones with start up type 'manual' don't grt started automatically, rather, just when someone needs them.

If your concern is security, well, that's what configuration parameters are for.
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