May 31st, 2004, 16:53 PM
Netman won't start
I have a problem.
A virus or something seems to have screwed me up. My network connections folder takes about 60 sec to open, and when it does nothing is in it. I have tracked it down to the netman service not being able to start doe to Error 2: Missing file...
Anybody know how to fix it?
May 31st, 2004, 17:53 PM
Try running sfc /scannow from Start > Run to replace any corrupt or missing files.
(leave a space between sfc and / ) . Have your XP CD handy
May 31st, 2004, 22:01 PM
But that didn't seem to do anything for my problem for some reason. Is there any way I can find out the specific files netman relies on, and copy them from another machine?
May 31st, 2004, 22:11 PM
Can you post the exact error message you receive. (including any error codes,etc).
June 1st, 2004, 01:34 AM
No prob. After attempting to start netman, this is what I see in an error box:
"Could not start Network Connections service on Local Computer.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."
My only option presented is to hit "OK"
Thanks again for the help.
June 1st, 2004, 17:57 PM
I presume you have installed XP SP1. If not,you can download it here
June 1st, 2004, 18:18 PM
I actually just compared registries with my other machine looking for all instances of "netman". After an exhaustive search, I found this value to be missing in the registry:
ServiceDll REG_EXPAND_SZ %SystemRoot%\System32\netman.dll
I created the entry and now it works fine!
I have no idea on causality, other than I did have a virus a few months ago, fixed it, and haven't looked at my network connections since.
June 1st, 2004, 18:37 PM
Glad you got it fixed.