Uploadmgr fails to start

emetherd used Ask the Experts™
Hello Experts! I have a widows media center pc that gives me the following error:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Service Control Manager
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      7000
Date:            7/20/2009
Time:            7:33:53 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      XXXXXX
The Upload Manager service failed to start due to the following error:
The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

I have tried to change the account to the local service but after a reboot it goes right back. Thanks for the help!!
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What service pack are you running?


It's Windows media center 2005 sp2 when I try to install sp3 it errors out
I know that from sp2 on that the service is no longer installed. It is removed with the sp2 upgrade. That applies to both XP Home and Pro. I'm not sure if MCE is different. Have you tried to set it to disabled via the services screen and see what happens?


After running a repair of the operating system, sp3 successfully installed and I was able to get the system backup and running. Thanks for the tips!

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