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How to Fix – Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service

Sometimes Windows gives error after a restart without any obvious reason. One such error that occurred was “Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. Please consult your system administrator.” . This error can cause problems like disabling the Aero interface of Windows and preventing users from going online. Fixing this error though is actually quite easy.

How to Fix – Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service

Click Start button

Navigate to Programs > Accessories and find Command Prompt

Right Click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator

Click Yes to the UAC prompt is applicable

Navigate to the windows system32 folder (type cd c:windowssystem32)

Type netsh to start the netsh prompt

Now enter winsock reset

Close the cmd prompt window and restart the computer to fix the problem

 

Alternative Fix (if the above method didn’t fix the problem)

Click Start

Enter Services

Right click on Services and run as administrator

Check the services window to find System Event Notification Service

Ensure that the startup type is set to Automatic. You can also stop and start the service here.

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