?
Solved

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

Posted on 2004-08-22
9
Medium Priority
?
589 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
XP Pro
Stand Alone PC
All Unused Services Diabled
All Updates
Firewall/Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware

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?                  
0
Comment
Question by:chick7t7
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:cookre
ID: 11872655
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?

0
 

Author Comment

by:chick7t7
ID: 11876188
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!!
Alerter
Clipbook
Faster Using Switching
Human Interface Device
Indexing
Net Logon
Messenger
Net Meeting Remote DeskTop Sharing
Network DDE
Network DDe DSDM
Performance Logs
Portable Media
Remore Desktop Help
Remore Registry
QO RSVP
Routing and Remote Access
Secondary Log On
Smart Card
Smart Card Helper
SSDP Discovery
TCP?IP Net Bios Helper
Telnet
Terminal Server
Uninterruptiblel Power Supply
Universal Pllug and Play Device
Upload Manager
Webclient
Wireless Zero Configuration
Workstation.



0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:cookre
ID: 11876696
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.
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 

Author Comment

by:chick7t7
ID: 11877452
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! :)

0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:cookre
ID: 11877525
>>>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.

0
 

Author Comment

by:chick7t7
ID: 11878338
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. :)
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
cookre earned 2000 total points
ID: 11878506
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.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
Make the most of your online learning experience.
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
Simple Linear Regression
Suggested Courses

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question