Cannot start computer browser – Event id
When trying to browse in My Network
Places, you receive “…is
not accessible”. If you check the Computer Browser service, you find
the service is not running. But you can’t start it.
You are running XP with SP2 and the
Event Viewer has Event ID 7024 Error -
The Computer Browser service terminated
with service-specific error 2550 (0x9F6).
- Windows Firewall
may block the ports that are used for file and printer sharing. If these
ports are blocked, the Computer Browser service cannot start.
- You may have a
third-party security software blocking file and printer sharing.
- This error is the
result of setting MaintainServerList=No in the registry while still having
the Computer Browser service active.
and printer sharing in Windows Firewall.
- Use the Registry
Editor to change the MaintainServerList = Yes. To do that, follow these
Run Registry Editor
In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
subtree, go to the following subkey:
to either Auto or Yes.
Quit Registry Editor.