I get a message saying "the specified service does not exist as an installed service."

Hi, im having problems with windows vista where whenever I try to update my system (security, java, adobe) or I right click on the sound icon in the toolbar of my screen (and open) section, I get the message saying that the specified service does not exist as an installed service. SO, I searched online and which did not help. Oh and by the way, when I get the options after I have right click on the sound icon, I can't click on the mixer. IM using a dell inspiron 531 and it works on windows vista and is very slow, almost never answers (only restores the games that I have on it) and has an athlon processor. What should I do? Thank you, Shawn White. P.S. that's in the good topic?

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Hello

1. you remember to make changes to the computer before this problem?

2. what anti-virus is installed on the computer?

Follow these methods

Method 1: A Microsoft Safety scanner to make sure that the computer is free from virus infection:
http://www.Microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner ends 10 days after being downloaded. To restart a scan with the latest definitions of anti-malware, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.
The data files that are infected must be cleaned only by removing the file completely, which means that there is a risk of data loss.

Method 2:   Run the fixit in the following Microsoft article and check if it works.

Solve problems with programs that cannot be installed or uninstalled:

http://support.Microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall/

Method 3: Run a file system check Scan (scan SFC)

Use the (SFC.exe) System File Checker tool to determine which file is causing the problem and then replace the file. To do this, follow these steps:

a. open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click principally madeprograms, Accessories, right-click guest, and then click run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click on allow.

b. type the following command and press ENTER:
sfc/scannow

The sfc/scannow command. analyzes all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with appropriate Microsoft versions.

Merthod 4: Check services.

Check if a service is stopped or disabled. You will need to check each service one by one. If you find any service is stopped or disabled, you must start or enable and check if the problem persists.

http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows-Vista/manage-services-in-Windows-Vista-from-Windows-Vista-inside-out

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