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Does anyone know why I keep getting the following message in Sharepoint 2010 review problems and solutions list:

The following services are managed by SharePoint, but their running state does not match what SharePoint expects: SPAdminV4. This can happen if a service crashes or if an administrator starts or stops a service using a non-SharePoint interface. If SharePoint-managed services do not match their expected running state, SharePoint will be unable to correctly distribute work to the service.

Failing Services: SPTimerService (SPTimerV4)

I assume this is referring to Sharepoint 2010 Timer Service but I can only see this in the services msc (and it is running), not in the Application Management > Manage services on server.

Does anyone know why this keeps occurring and how I can stop it?

Note - I looked in the event log and all I can see is that same error.

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Stopped outside the SP admin console, with Adminstrative Tools...Services, perhaps? – jl. Nov 16 '10 at 14:30
I'm the only one with access and I haven't stopped it. – Mr Shoubs Nov 16 '10 at 14:31
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This guy believes it's "caused by the timer job cache being in an inconsistent state" and shows how to rebuild the jobs. Another suggestion was ensuring enough disk space.

There's some exotic solutions as well that include re-running psconfig.

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