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WalOne
12-08-2009, 10:14 AM
There is a small issue I clicked on "Help" in Windows to attempt to resolve.

A box appears saying, "Windows cannot open Help and Support because a system service is not running". So far so good, but then:

"To fix this problem, start the service named 'Help and Support'"

So I click on "Help" to learn how to "start the service named 'Help and Support'" (Go back to "A box appears ... " do not pass go) :confused:

Any ideas, PF1ers? Is this yet another Windows quirk, or am I being thicker than usual? :lol:

PS I resolved the original issue myself anyway.

Speedy Gonzales
12-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Go to start/run type services.msc. Go to Help and support, put it on automatic, and click on start

WalOne
12-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Go to start/run type services.msc. Go to Help and support, put it on automatic, and click on start

:banana Thanks Speedy Gonzales - it now works! :clap


BTW I was being a little cynical / flippant.

Blam
12-08-2009, 12:59 PM
I hope you did not previously disable any services using msconfig that may have caused this?

WalOne
12-08-2009, 01:04 PM
I hope you did not previously disable any services using msconfig that may have caused this?

Thanks, but not that I'm aware of. The problem has been around for some time, just that I got around to doing something about it.