Failed to connect to a windows service

Error Message:

Failed to connect to a windows service: Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem preventslimited users from logging on to the system. As an administrator user,you can review the System Event Log for details about why the servicedidn’t respond.


Start computer in safe mode.

logon on to administrator.

Click the start button

Search “cmd.exe

Select it and then “ctrl – shift – enter” to allow elevationrequest

Type in – “netsh winsock reset” press enter

Then Restart your computer

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John Howard has owned 13 companies, had a Real Estate license, been an Mortgage Loan Officer, been extensively involved in Day Trading, Commodities, Bought and Sold Tax Property, Accomplished Tax Auditor, Accountant, Written numerous computer programs, Written Screen Plays & Short Films, been Director on two major production short films, and has been semi-retired since 2007, concentrating on personal investing and writing.