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Windows Mobile-Based Device connectivity service won't start = error 126

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Hello,
I have a customer trying to get an older Dell Axim to connect to her Windows 7 computer via Windows Mobile Device Center, but will not.  WMDC will not open...because neither of the "Windows Mobile-based" services will start.  The main service "Windows Mobile-Based Device Connectivity service" will not start--I get Error 126:the specified mobile cannot be found, and the other service "Windows Mobile2003-based Device Connectivity service" will not start because the main service won't start.
I've tried permissions - both are now set to local system, this is a fresh install of Win7 32-bit after customer had a drive crash.  Not much on google...other than a format->reinstall, anyone have any other ideas?
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Yep...that fixed it.  My problem was assuming I couldn't re-install WMDC 6.1 since it 'said' it was for Vista and WMDC automatically installs with Win7.  I installed WMDC 6.1, started the services, and the device connected right away.  Awesome
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