I have one computer with kinda strange problem.
User notified me that all of a sudden some services that used to work, are not starting anymore. Those include: AU, Computer Browser, DHCP Client, Server, Secondary Logon, Workstation, Windows Audio...
I can start those services manualy, but when I restart computer they are not started, although they are set to automaticly start regularly.
I looked at the Event Viewer, and all the services have one common error in System. it's:
"xxx service failed to start due to the following error: The pipe state is invalid."
I tried doing windows repair, but didn't help. Everything's exactly the same.
When i asked him what's he been doing, he said, he was uninstalling some software but all regularly and it all went fine. After next restart this happened. Some software are Vmware server 2, recuva, some photoshop plugins and that's all he can remember.
I checked, and it's not a virus of any sort, computer is perfectly clean.
Any ideas people?