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Trouble opening System apps

  1. #1


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1

    Trouble opening System apps


    I've noticed a problem over last few days.. I'm not able to open applications like task manager, registry editor etc.. I get the error message stating that "The service cannot accept control messages at this time".. What to do? Please help..
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  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi SDhamija,

    you might want to try this tutorial ==> SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Good luck with it!

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  3. #3


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1


    I can't open an elevated command prompt.! The same error message pops out... o.O
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  4. #4


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Ok...that sucks, excuse let mots !

    Then I figure it can be two things.

    1 ==> your systemfiles are totally corrupted and you have to revert to an earlier state of the system. Or do an entire rollback. There are some good tutorials on this site you can search for. This link might put you on the right track ==> System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    2 ==> your system is loaded with spyware/virusses which are totally messing up the access to importent systemfiles. Do a full virusscan of your system. You also might want to run McAfee Stinger Stinger | McAfee Free Tools It's a sort of last hope in case your virusscanner is disabled by the virusses.

    Good luck!

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  5. #5


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1


    Oh... That seems ... weird...
    well alternately.. I remember that my cousin ended some processes from the task manager blindly.. maybe they were some important ones.. I then restarted my PC and it was normal, so I thought nothing's wrong.. but when I tried to open task manager.. *NO* .. It won't open.. Do you believe that may have caused it?
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  6. #6


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1


    Maybe I should try booting into safe mode and then try..
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  7. #7


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    That might have corrupted something, although I don't think it can really lead to your problem. I mean, random killing of tasks will mostlikely result in a systemcrash, not a systemcorruption. Maybe your cousin installed somethings? Of deleted some systemfiles?

    Try a systemrestore to revert back to a state before the day your cousin came along .
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  8. #8


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1


    So I booted in Safe Mode with networking and everything is fine.. I mean EVERYTHING!
    So maybe the system files are not corrupt.. coz if they were.. it wouldn't have started in safe mode as well.. your say on it?
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  9. #9


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Great! And have you run the SFC Scannow in Safe Mode? That should repair the damage. Check my earlier post for the tutorial.
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  10. #10


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1


    Yes it worked! I booted in safe mode and everything was fine.. Then I ran the Elevated Command Prompt and the command to repair system files. It did it and now it works well. Thanks @Rover ..
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