Err Msg: At Least One Service or Driver Failed...

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When you start Windows NT, you may receive the following error message:

At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details.
When this occurs, you may see the following error message in the systemlog in Event Viewer

   Could not start <service name> service on \\<computer name>   Error 0005: Access is Denied		
where <service name> is the name of the service you areattempting to start, and <computer name> is the name of yourcomputer.

The following error message may also appear in system log:

   Event ID: 7000   Source: Service Control Manager   Description: <service name> service failed to start due to the   following error: The system cannot find the file specified.		
These error messages can occur if the ImagePath string value has a datavalue that contains a long file name with spaces in the following registrykey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\&lt;service name&gt;
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wideproblems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT. Microsoft cannotguarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of RegistryEditor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing KeysAnd Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add andDelete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topicsin Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before youedit it.

To resolve this error message, change the ImagePath string value by typingquotation marks (") around the data value in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\&lt;service name&gt;
More information
For additional information about this issue, please see the followingarticle in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: 179147
TITLE : Access Denied Starting Program
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Article ID: 175653 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 08:08:14 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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