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SPTimerService errors... where to begin?

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I've inherited the support for Sharepoint 2010.  I have numerous errors within the Health Reports and Event Viewer on our Sharepoint servers.  So, now the major question is, where do I begin to resolve these issues?

Most of these errors revolve around the service SPTimerService.  I've been researching the error messages. The problem I'm running into is, if I try one fix, it most likely will cause other issues.  If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
I would first try to solve the two errors as the others are just warnings.
Missing server side dependencies could be the source for the failing services so I would start there.
A good source for details will be the SharePoint ULS logs (default location if not configured differently in Central Admin: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\logs) where you might want to use the free Codeplex tool:
http://sharepointlogviewer.codeplex.com/
You can simply create new questions here in EE posting the details of the error.

HTH
Rainer
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In all of my Sharepoint instalations/farms there are always plenty of "problems" reported in this report.  THe systems engineers (who look after this area) seem to ignore them now :)  I'm not suggesting you do this but simply go by them one by one and research them before you decide if there is anything you need to do.  

I agree with RainerJ that a ULS log viewer is an excellent tool, and concentrate on "errors". Check the "disk running out of space" error - that is easy to understand and compare with your system - simple check if there is a disk running out of space.  If there is, then you may want to provided more resources.  However in a modern VM environment it's also quite likely that you have a specificied paging disk configuered to take up 100% of a "disk" (virtual disk) resources so this could be quite normal.
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This helped but not specifically what I was needing.
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