Windows Audio Service Crashing and Styles reverting to Classic on startup

I've been searching for a solution to my problem but I've only founf others with simliar problems - no solution. This guy describes his problem exactly like mine:

http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-windows-vista-music-pictures-video/54831-windows-audio-service-crashes-along-taskbar-theme.html

"i have a stange problem, a couple minutes after startup my taskbar will
revert to the windows classic style (from the xp style) and the windows audio
service will stop. i then get a "no mixer available
error message if i try to open volume control. in services.msc the
windows audio service is set to auto, as is the other services it is
dependent on (plug and play and rpc)."

I will also add that the styles will sometimes switch back and forth between XP and classic style. I can fix both problems by enabling styles in the performance menu and starting Windows audio in the services window, but I have to do this each time I start up. I think the windows audio service is crashing and messing everything else up. Can someone help me figure out how to get everything running smoothly again?
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lake59Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I solved the problem - One of my harddrives was bad. Any time a program/windows tried to access it, Windows styles crashed (don't know why). Anyway, I removed the faulty drive and all is well now.
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MotoCrazyCommented:
A few things I would try:

Scan for viruses/malware
http://www.superantispyware.com
Reboot and check for problem

Update your audio drivers from the manufacturer's website then reboot and check for problem.

If still no:
Start --> Run --> MSCONFIG <enter>
On General tab, select "Diagnostic Startup" and reboot. Check for problem. If problem goes away, go back to MSCONFIG and click "Startup". Check one or two items at a time with a reboot in between each. As soon as the problem comes back, you will know which program is causing the problem.

Also, check you Event logs for anything right around the time the problem occurs.
Start --> Run --> EVENTVWR <enter>
Post any log files here.
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lake59Author Commented:
I've been running anti-virus - it found a possible trojan earlier, but that was cleaned and removed/deleted - this was before windows started having issues. I checked the logs - nothing listed for today except in "applications" and that list is incredibly long. A portion can be seen below:

2/2/2008      3:51:00 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:51:00 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:46:00 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:46:00 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:41:11 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:41:11 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:40:01 PM      hpqcxs08      Information      None      0      N/A      DESCARTES      The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( hpqcxs08 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Service started.
2/2/2008      3:39:59 PM      SecurityCenter      Information      None      1800      N/A      DESCARTES      The Windows Security Center Service has started.
2/2/2008      3:39:58 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:39:58 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:39:58 PM      UPHClean      Information      None      1001      N/A      DESCARTES      User profile hive cleanup service version 1.6.30.0 started successfully.
2/2/2008      3:39:44 PM      hpqddsvc      Information      None      0      N/A      DESCARTES      The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( hpqddsvc ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Service started.
2/2/2008      3:38:35 PM      UPHClean      Information      None      1010      N/A      DESCARTES      User profile hive cleanup service stopped successfully.
2/2/2008      3:16:00 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:16:00 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:11:00 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:11:00 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:05:19 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:05:19 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:03:50 PM      SecurityCenter      Information      None      1800      N/A      DESCARTES      The Windows Security Center Service has started.
2/2/2008      3:03:49 PM      hpqcxs08      Information      None      0      N/A      DESCARTES      The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( hpqcxs08 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Service started.
2/2/2008      3:03:46 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.
2/2/2008      3:03:46 PM      EventSystem      Error      (50)      4609      N/A      DESCARTES      The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
2/2/2008      3:03:46 PM      UPHClean      Information      None      1001      N/A      DESCARTES      User profile hive cleanup service version 1.6.30.0 started successfully.
2/2/2008      3:03:32 PM      hpqddsvc      Information      None      0      N/A      DESCARTES      The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( hpqddsvc ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Service started.
2/2/2008      3:02:25 PM      UPHClean      Information      None      1010      N/A      DESCARTES      User profile hive cleanup service stopped successfully.
2/2/2008      1:53:52 PM      MsiInstaller      Information      None      11728      DESCARTES\Jacob      DESCARTES      Product: Microsoft Silverlight -- Configuration completed successfully.
2/2/2008      1:53:52 PM      MsiInstaller      Information      None      1022      DESCARTES\Jacob      DESCARTES      Product: Microsoft Silverlight - Update 'Microsoft Silverlight 1.0.30109.0' installed successfully.
2/2/2008      1:53:51 PM      MsiInstaller      Information      None      11707      DESCARTES\Jacob      DESCARTES      Product: Microsoft Silverlight -- Installation completed successfully.
2/2/2008      1:53:50 PM      MsiInstaller      Information      None      11707      DESCARTES\Jacob      DESCARTES      Product: Microsoft Silverlight -- Installation completed successfully.
2/2/2008      1:40:32 PM      VSS      Error      None      8193      N/A      DESCARTES      Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.  hr = 0x80040206.


as you can see, there appears to be an issue with 'line 44 of d:\xpsp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp'   - what is this and how can I fix it? (incidentally, the path it indicates doesn't exist in the file directory)

I also uninstalled Windows Live Writer shortly before the problem. Since the problem has begun, I have reinstalled my sound drivers, and updated my motherboard BIOS.
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orangutangCommented:
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MotoCrazyCommented:
That is quite a list of errors for one day. A few success, but most errors. Have you tried disabling things in MSCONFIG as I suggested?
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orangutangCommented:
Also, there's nothing related to your problem in the "System" section of your event viewer? Usually events related to services are added to the "System" section.
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lake59Author Commented:
HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:03:41 PM, on 2/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3244 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Skyhook Wireless\Wi-Fi Service\WPSScannerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jacob.MONKEYII\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = localhost:8118
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Skyhook Wireless Loki - {43537A86-707C-46E7-B408-82588B7993D3} - C:\Program Files\Skyhook Wireless\Loki\LokiIe.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Skyhook Wireless Loki - {7F16E247-9F8E-4778-956E-AFEDF3D2FE0C} - C:\Program Files\Skyhook Wireless\Loki\LokiIe.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nod32kui] "C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe" /WAITSERVICE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [itype] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - Startup: taskmgr.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Copy to Semagic - C:\Program Files\Semagic\copy.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Semagic - C:\Program Files\Semagic\link.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://asia.msi.com.tw
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://global.msi.com.tw
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.msi.com.tw
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1182363899978
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1188519845062
O16 - DPF: {8167C273-DF59-4416-B647-C8BB2C7EE83E} (WebSDev Control) - http://liveupdate.msi.com.tw/autobios/LOnline/install.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O23 - Service: BlueSoleil Hid Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NMSAccessU - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
O23 - Service: NOD32 Kernel Service (NOD32krn) - Eset  - C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
O23 - Service: ForceWare IP service (nSvcIp) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
O23 - Service: WPS Scanner Service (WPSScannerSvc) - Skyhook Wireless - C:\Program Files\Skyhook Wireless\Wi-Fi Service\WPSScannerSvc.exe
O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - C:\Documents and Settings\Jacob.MONKEYII\My Documents\My Pictures\National Geographic\01392_0032.jpg

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lake59Author Commented:
There are a bunch of errors listed in the System section, but they are from the 29th (before the issue started). Still, here's a sample (there's just over 2,200 errors listed in a 24 hour period between the 28th and 29th):

1/29/2008      9:00:18 PM      EventLog      Information      None      6006      N/A      DESCARTES      The Event log service was stopped.
1/29/2008      6:00:52 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      6:00:15 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:59:35 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:58:55 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:58:15 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:57:35 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:56:55 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:56:15 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:55:35 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:55:05 PM      Tcpip      Warning      None      4226      N/A      DESCARTES      TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.
1/29/2008      5:54:55 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:54:15 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:53:35 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:52:55 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:52:15 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:51:35 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:50:55 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:50:15 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:49:35 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:48:55 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:48:15 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
1/29/2008      5:47:44 PM      Service Control Manager      Error      None      7001      N/A      DESCARTES      The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

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lake59Author Commented:
Is there a way to disable Remote Access Connection Manager? I don't use it anyway (though I played around with VPN via logmein.com for a while).
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lake59Author Commented:
I did the MSCONFIG thing and it gave me some errors about not having administrative permissions, changed the setting anyway, and on reboot made me reactivate Windows. No other problems - everything ran fine. Put the computer back in normal boot mode and now everything seems to be working fine. Still getting Application errors in my logs though...
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orangutangCommented:
You can't disable the "Remote Access Connection Manager" service in services.msc?
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MotoCrazyCommented:
OK, so disabling the startups solved the initial problem? Glad to hear that.

Now for your event log errors:

Click Start --> Run --> services.msc <enter>
Look through your service list and check the status of these services:
Remote Access Connection Manager - Manual - Started
Telephony - Manual - Started
Plug and Play - Automatic - Started
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Automatic - Started

If anything does not match the above, post here what you find.
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MotoCrazyCommented:
And see this article for your COM+ errors:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909444
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lake59Author Commented:
Nvm, the windows are still switching to classic mode, just not as quickly as before.

as for the services, here's the status on each:
Remote Access Connection Manager - Manual - Stopped
Telephony - Disabled - Stopped
Plug and Play - Automatic - Started
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Automatic - Started

I set them according to what you indicated and restarted, but it didn't seem to make a difference. As things stand now, I'm not having issues with the sound anymore, but the style switching problem remains.

Also, I read through that article and wasn't able to make much sense of it. I know how to set permissions through administrative tools, but it seems to be talking about something different. Is it something I can ignore, or should I really do something about it?
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orangutangCommented:
You can also try Dial-a-fix (http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Mirrors.2Fdownload_locations.2C_and_articles). Open it, click the hammer button, and double-click "Repair permissions".
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MotoCrazyCommented:
Set your telephony service to manual instead of disabled, then start it. The COM+ depends on that to start. That should take care of the COM+ even errors.

Did you disable all startups and enable them one at a time? There is some program running that is causing this to happen. Set it back to diagnostic mode like before and use the computer for a while. If the problem does not occur anymore, then this will backup my theory. Also if the problem stops occuring, you will know that you simply have a startup program that is causing the problem. Then it is a matter if figuring out what it is (enable one or two at a time until the problem comes back, then permanently disable it).
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MotoCrazyCommented:
**EVENT** errors... sorry, Jack and Coke hinders typing abilities =)
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lake59Author Commented:
The events errors are gone now...

Also, Dial-a-fix was quite useful - definately keeping that one in my recovery utilities.

the window styles are still switching - I'll try the setup programs like you mentioned, but it may take me a while to report feedback - I'm going to be out most of the day, so please bear with me.
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lake59Author Commented:
So when I'm in a diagnostic startup, styles are disabled, so I can't see if anything about them has changed. Also, if I try to activate services or programs from that menu, I get an error saying that I don't have permission to make such an action.
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orangutangCommented:
Have you tried creating a new user account and using that?
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MotoCrazyCommented:
You are not admin on the computer?
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lake59Author Commented:
No, I *am* admin on the computer, it just ignores that when Itry to mess with the startup settings in evntmgr. I'll try creating a new user I guess. Will let you know how it turns out.
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MotoCrazyCommented:
That is strange that it won't let you then. Yeah, try creating a new admin account and see if that will let you in.
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lake59Author Commented:
So I created a second admin ("test1") user profile and the problem doesn't occur when I log into it. So whatever the problem seems to be, it's something profile-specific.

Additionally, I can change the settings in msconfig without any errors in the new admin profile.
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MotoCrazyCommented:
Well, you have two choices then: create and use a new profile and delete your old one, or reset security to allow your old profile to make the MSCONFIG changes. You can try orangutang's suggestion on resetting permissions, or reset with secpol:

From cmd prompt:
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
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lake59Author Commented:
Sorry, I take that back - the new user profile experiences the problem as well, but so far, only with window styles (not the task bar).
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MotoCrazyCommented:
Glad you got it figured out, and thank you for the update =)

Eric

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