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When you start your computer, the following message appears:
At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details.
Event Viewer shows a Service Control Manager event number 7024:
The Computer Browser service terminated with service-specific error 2550. You can obtain further information by using the NET HELPMSG command.
Error message 2550 is explained by the following:
The browser services was configured with MaintainServerList=No.
This error is the result of setting MaintainServerList=No in the registry while still having the Computer Browser service active.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To avoid this error, do one of the following:
Stop the Computer Browser service, using the Services tool in Control Panel.
Use the Registry Editor to change the MaintainServerList as described below:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1, Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition