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    In Event Viewer > Applications: I see two error Event ID's.

    Event 7023 = The Computer Browser service terminated with the following error: The operation returned because the timeout period expired. I found no such service in Event Viewer.

    Event 7000 = The Viewpoint Manager Sevice failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the specified path. I performed a Search and found only a folder in Documents & Settings/Owner/Application Data. There was no .EXE file nor a Program Files folder. Would it be safe to presume that there is no Service because Viewpoint is not a legitimate program? And can be safely removed.

    I Googled both errors and didn't come up with a fix. If I'm not mistaken the Viewpoint Service is or was connected to AOL's Instant Manager and played sounds associated with it in a previous version.


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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='765089' date='12-Mar-2009 12:32'][/quote]

    Event 7023 - If you go to Start | Run | services.msc you'll set Computer Browser. It is used when you have a local network. Don't worry about it.

    See Why is Viewpoint on my computer? for an explanation of Viewpoint Manager. If nothing is being started you can try to uninstall it.


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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='765089' date='12-Mar-2009 17:32']The Computer Browser service terminated with the following error: The operation returned because the timeout period expired.[/quote]
    The Browser has been one of the worst Windows services ever since the days of NT 3.50. As Joe says, it's of remarkably little value on a standalone PC!
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    Joe, are you saying that if I type Services.msc that it will appear in Events? If so, how do I handle it once it's there?

    I fully intend to remove all traces of Viewpoint.

    Thanks to you and Batcher for your imput.

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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='765262' date='13-Mar-2009 11:06'][/quote]

    Services.msc is the management console piece to view and manage sytem services such as Computer Browser. You can see if it is running. You can view and change service properties. Services.msc has nothing to do with the Event Viewer.

    As I said before, I recommend you leave it alone.

    Joe

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