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Windows cannot open help and support because a system service is not ongoing enforcement. to resolve this problem, start the service called help and support

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  • "My external hard drive does not appear in Windows Explorer and cannot open 'Help and Support', an error message" Windows cannot open help and Support because a system service is not ongoing.

    Original title:

    Everything was fine until yesterday. Juice now, when I plugged the external HD into the USB port it does not appear in the 'my computer' window. It is recognized by the computer as it is present on the list of the "Disk Clean Up" and it also appears when I click on ' Safe Remove Hardware ' on the taskbar. But if she does not appear in the 'my computer' window I can't work with it or don't even know what it I have arquived in it.

    Trying to find a solution, I realized that same 'information system' to 'System tools' is also not available. Pops up a window saying that "Windows cannot open help and Support because a system service is not ongoing enforcement. " To resolve this problem, start the service named help and Support '. OK, I tried to open 'Help and Support' ' Start Menu ' and the same window appeared again to "not have a system service that runs". I don't know what her soul precisely and I have not the slightest idea of what I need to do to correct this 'disappearance' of Service 'system '. There is nothing without the appearance of HD in the window of thw work? Everything else works fine and the calculation is virus-free. What should I do?

    Hello

    You did changes to the computer, before the show?

    Solution A:

    For the problem with the external drive not appearing is not in Windows Explorer, see the following methods.

    Method 1:

    Check out the following link.

    A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB, an Apple iPod flash drive or an external hard disk drive

    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/925196

    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 how to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    Method 2:

    Connect the external hard drive on another USB port and check.

    Solution B:

    For the problem with the help and Support, check if the service is enabled.

    a. click Start, click run. In the Open box, type services.msc and press ENTER.

    b. right-click on the service called Help and Support , and then select Properties.

    c. under the general tab, set the type Startup to Automatic and click Start.

    d. close the services window and check for the issue.

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    How can I open help and support, I get a message telling me that I can't open it, as a system service runs not to solve the problem open help and support!

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    Long time since I used XP but I seem to remember that if you do start - run msconfig [back] in my view, there are Services tab there where you can change the aid stopped service to start.

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  • Error: "Windows cannot open help and Support." "To solve the problem, see Help and support.

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    How about using the System Restore tool?
    If the option help & support has worked a few days ago, so I think he should be able to roll back the BONE until the beginning.
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    But try to use this path in the immediate window:
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    I can't open Windows Help and support. When I click it it says

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    To start the service, bring up the Services window:
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  • Error - Windows cannot find HELPCTR. EXE, not able to open help and support in Windows XP Edition family.

    Original title: help and support on windows XP Home Edition / ' helpctr.exe no path of the Panel start.

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    Found that I had the same problem here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555472

    "To solve the problem, follow these steps:
     
    Go to the Windows registry.
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  • Cannot load help and Support Windows as file registery HELPCTR. EXE is missing how restore?

    Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/App Paths is missing HELPCTR. EXE.  Want to know how to reinstall HELPCTR. EXE.

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    The Center help and Support sometimes get broken with overzealous cleaning and there are a lot of things to 'try' who sometimes work and sometimes they are not. Sometimes people drop everything simply and never reuse Help and Support Center, but it can still be repaired.

    Do you now or nave already used third-party applications on your system where the product description includes descriptive as sentences:

    cleaner, mechanic, detective, doctor, heal, optimize, clean up, tune up, speed up, set towards the top, compact, compress, faster, power, boost, boost, gum, muncher. guaranteed or all that has an icon that looks like a key, the key or the screwdriver?

    We will restore some things in the registry who sometimes kill himself by malicious software or, sometimes, these cleaning programs.

    Before making any changes to your registry (although I hope that this update), make a copy of your registry with this free and popular tool:

    http://www.SnapFiles.com/get/ERUNT.html

    Then go to this page WWW of Riou (thanks, Ramesh).

    http://WindowsXP.MVPs.org/startmenuhelp.htm

    When you click the file startmenuhelp.reg on this page with your browser, you will see a bunch of text that
    is the registry information that you want to apply to your system.  It seems daunting, but it's not so bad.

    Press Ctrl + A to select all the text, then press Ctrl-C to copy the text to the Windows Clipboard.

    Click Start, run, and then in the box, type:

    notebook

    Click OK to open a new Notepad file.

    Press Ctrl + V to paste the information that you copied into the Windows Clipboard in the Notepad file.  Save the new notebook
    file on your desktop and the name of the new file something he can hold, as:

    startmenuhelp.reg

    Quit Notepad and double click the file startmenuhelp.reg on your desktop and answer Yes to
    the query about adding information to your registry.

    Test your help and your support now, then restart and test again to make sure that the changes 'stick' with a reboot.

    You can delete the file startmenuhelp.reg to your desktop.

    If that does not do it, we just reinstalled the whole shebang (help) and Support.

  • Cannot start Help and support

    Title: vista help and support will not start. message from the Red Cross directs me to this site, but none of the suggestions work. Come on get your fingers out microsoft and solve my problem

    vista help and support will not start. box comes with red cross and a link to the microsoft support. None of the solutions presented work. pressing F1 does not work and I can't find help and I support anywhere on the system. even downloaded winhlp32.exe with no result. solution please.

    Hello

    -What is the exact error message / complete you receive?
    -You are aware of any changes made on the computer before this problem?
     
    Method 1: To resolve this issue, start the Help and Support Center service and set it to automatic. To do this, follow the steps mentioned below:
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    (b) double click on in Help and Support.
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    (d) start the Service.
     
    Method 2: (SFC) System File Checker

    SFC tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of system files by using the correct versions.

    To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:

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    (c) for the command prompts, the following line and press ENTER:

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    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929833

     
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  • I can not open help and support on my computer beause a system service is not running

    I tried to search, but fine, I could not open as system service is missing

    You can look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888018 to see if it applies to your situation, but be careful.  Editing the registry can be very dangerous, please make a backup of your registry before making a pass at her.

    For more information on how to backup/restore the XP registry, please visit:

    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/322756

    Caution:

    Absolutely no warranty express or implied is delivered with this post.  The poster will be held not responsible for any physical, mental, emotional, or financial loss resulting from the use of suggestions or information contained in this message.  Entities who follow the advice in this post are at their own risk.

  • Help and Support service will not start

    Nice day

    I use Windows XP Professional on my laptop HP DV9000.

    When I try to open the help and support service, I get a message saying "Windows cannot open help and support because a system service is not ongoing enforcement. To resolve this problem, start the service named 'help and Support." »

    I searched many websites for more information about this problem without success.

    I tried to locate the program itself and once again without success.

    I did nothing to my laptop in some time (months) and have installed SP3.

    I tried to follow the instructions in my research, I hope, it's enough to find help here.

    JC

    Check here: Control Panel, tools, Services, administration, scroll down to: help and Support, and then double-click to open the page.

    Startup type: automatic

    The service status: click Start, click OK

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