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Anyone know what this is?

by dhazari / March 2, 2006 1:23 PM PST

I get this when I start up the laptop. Everything loads up normally, it's just that this pops up. I click the OK and go about my business. Doesn't seem to affect anything, mostly a nuisance. Its a small info window that is titled
" The requested control is not valid for this service"
Inside the "box" there is what appears to be a round red button with an X on it (which does nothing if you click on it) and the text is "ControlService", and of course the "OK" button

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Sounds like an intrruder
by phantazy / March 2, 2006 6:29 PM PST

I might be wrong but I doubt this is a valid message from XP or your applications and services. I would run some anti-spyware programs to try and find out a bit more information.

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You may be able to find out more
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 6:31 PM PST

by checking the Event Viewer.

Right click the ''My Computer'' icon and select ''Manage''. In the Computer Management console, click Event Viewer on the left and you will see 3 options below, Application, Security, and System.

Highlight Application and see the list in the right pane whether any entries have an error or warning against them. If so, highlight the entry, right click it and select Properties.

Do the same for System.

This will show an Event ID, and a description of the problem, and may help you narrow down what service is attempting to load.


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by dhazari / March 2, 2006 11:39 PM PST

Thanks Phantazy and Mark, I'll try your suggestions...

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