Computer Browser Service crashes after SP2

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  1. jimnms

    jimnms Gawd

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    For some reason after SP2, the Computer Browser service keeps stoping. This is the event log when it stops:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7023
    Date: 8/10/2004
    Time: 12:57:25 PM
    User: N/A
    Description:
    The Computer Browser service terminated with the following error:
    This operation returned because the timeout period expired.
     
  2. jimnms

    jimnms Gawd

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    I can't believe I'm the only one with this problem. All three computers on my network are doing it. I know it's only required on one computer. I only had it running on one, but when it started crashing on it, I enabled it on all three.

    I can't browse the shares on my network anymore, I have to either manually search for them or open it from the run command. :(
     
  3. jimnms

    jimnms Gawd

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    Come on, will somebody take 20 seconds to look in your services and tell me if the computer browser is still running after 5 minutes. Whenever I restart the service manually, exactly 5 minutes to the second it shuts down.
     
  4. ComputerBox34

    ComputerBox34 Right in the Box

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    My Computer Browser service is running. And it has been ever since I put on the OS.
     
  5. artimasz

    artimasz Gawd

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    started! maybe you didn't install the final release of sp2; if you know you did then I dunno whats happening.

    best i can figure, if windows doesn't see a network connection it might just disable it. I really have no idea though, that was only a guess.

    So mine is started =) yay

    A virus/trojan maybe? i dunno
     
  6. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi [H]ard|Gawd

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    If you rightclick on this service, what exactly is your details in each window ?

    Also, if you open EventViewer, is there an indication of the failure ?
     
  7. jimnms

    jimnms Gawd

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    It's the final SP2, I downloaded it here.

    The EventLog just shows what I posted in the first post. The error is the same on all three computers. The time is ecactly 5 minutes after the event log showing the computer browser starting.
    Code:
    Event Type:	Error
    Event Source:	Service Control Manager
    Event Category:	None
    Event ID:	7023
    Date:		8/14/2004
    Time:		4:49:23 PM
    User:		N/A
    Computer:	JIM
    Description:
    The Computer Browser service terminated with the following error: 
    This operation returned because the timeout period expired.
    I used the "sc querry browser" command in the console, and this is all it shows.

    Code:
            TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
            STATE              : 1  STOPPED
                                    (NOT_STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
            WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 1460       (0x5b4)
            SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 1460       (0x5b4)
            CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
            WAIT_HINT          : 0x0
    I've searched the MS Knowledge Base, and the only thing I can find says the Computer Browser will terminate if the Windows Firewall is blocking the ports. I'm not running the Windows Firewall.
     
  8. Ranma_Sao

    Ranma_Sao 2[H]4U

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    Do you have any other tweaks on your box? Services disabled etc?
     
  9. jimnms

    jimnms Gawd

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    This is just f'd up. After re-reading the knowledge base article, I dicided to turn the Windows Firewall on just to see what happens and guess what? The computer browser service starts up with it and I can now browse my network. :confused:

    According to that KB article, it says the computer browser service will stop if you are running the firewall and blocking the ports, but this is the exact oposite. If I turn off the firewall, computer browser dies, turn on the firewall and computer browser works.