Why Automatic Services Don’t Start on Windows XP Boot

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I have a fresh install of Windows XP.

My problem is that every time I start it up, I have to go into Administrative Tools and start the needed services, such as DCOM, RTP, DHCP, etc. The only services that start automatically are:

  • plug and play
  • remote procedure
  • server
  • windows audio
  • workstation

All of the rest have to be started manually, in spite of the fact that they're listed as automatic startup. Why won't they start on their own, like they should?

Best Answer

I'd check the Log On as account within each service. Are the services that are starting correctly using the same account as the ones that aren't?

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