no services working windows 2003 server
Posted on 2007-03-19
I am running windows server 2003 on a machine which acts as a PDC and another replicated machine which acts as a BDC. Sometime over the weekend things stoppedworking. When I rebooted the machine today I found that most of the services which were scheduled to start at startup had failed. When i went to the services tab and tried to individually start services i got this message:
The plug and play service or another required service is not available.
I recently inherited this job from another guy and found Dame ware utilities on the machine. I am unsure if this is related to that, bt thought it was worh mentioning.
i have tried:
starting services on the command line
taking all start up items out by using msconfg
removing suspicious programs (this failed of course because the installer service is not running)
starting in safe mode to circumvent anythign that might be running.
any advice is appreiated.