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Windows 7 Diagnostic Policy Service

by casadia / September 1, 2010 5:38 AM PDT

I am the Administrator for "my" home computer.
I am unable to turn on my diagnostic policy service and there fore unable to diagnose faults or problems within my computer.

It started when I made an attempt to secure my Linksys wireless router. I re-reinstalled the Linksys program and with each attempt became further mired into conflict issues.
I then restored my computer back 2 x weeks.

When troubleshooting this and other programs, I was informed the Diagnostic Policy Service was not running and therefore unable to continue.
When attempting to start the Service in Windows Task Manager, a dialoge box indicated that access was denied.


Regards Bob

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Sorry to read this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2010 7:06 AM PDT
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About that linksys program.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2010 7:07 AM PDT

Routers today still don't require a setup program. Are you sure you can't do without this like most of us?

I wonder if that program is for some old OS.

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One other thing.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 1, 2010 8:28 PM PDT

I noticed you said you tried to start this service from the Task Manager.

I'm not sure that's the place to do it. What happens when you try that from the Services Console?


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Diagnostic Policy Service
by casadia / September 10, 2010 11:50 AM PDT
In reply to: One other thing.

Attempting to start the service results in a comment from a dialoge box indicating" the operation could not be completed. Access denied."
I have admin privileges.

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