When you use a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer to share files with another user over a network, you receive the following error message:
Error: Server service not startedAdditionally, when you try to start the Server service, the service does not start. Instead, you receive the following error message:
Error 126: The specified module cannot be found
This problem occurs if the Srvsvc.dll file is missing or corrupted.
To resolve this problem, extract a new copy of the Srvsvc.dll file from the Windows XP disk to the %systemroot%\system32 folder on the computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:
- Insert the Windows XP disk into the computer's CD drive. Press and hold down SHIFT as you insert the disk to prevent the Windows XP installation process from starting automatically.
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
- At the command prompt, type expand CD drive:\i386\srvsvc.dl_ %systemroot%\system32\srvsvc.dll, and then press ENTER.
- Make sure that there is a character space between "srvsvc.dl_" and "%systemroot%."
- CD drive represents the letter of the computer's CD drive. And %systemroot% represents the path and folder in which the Windows system files are located. For example, assume that the letter of the computer's CD drive is E and that the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:\Windows. In this situation, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:expand E:\i386\srvsvc.dl_ C:\Windows\system32\srvsvc.dll
- After the command runs successfully, click OK.
To close the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER.
- Restart the computer.
Article ID: 922376 - Last Review: Jun 20, 2014 - Revision: 1