Event Properties: DCOM got error

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lrgarza2000, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. lrgarza2000

    lrgarza2000 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Help!!

    My system freezes when burning a cd or doing a virus scan. I checked the system event log and got the following error:

    DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service MDM with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {0C0A3666-30C9-11D0-8F20-00805F2CD064}

    What is MDM? And why is it crashing me system?
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    mdm.exe is the machine debug manager from Microsoft. It is notorious for crashing and slowing down machines, as well as sucking CPU usage. You can safely disable this feature by doing the following:

    Open up Internet Explorer
    go to Tools Menu
    Internet Options
    Advanced Tab
    Click to check Disable Script Debugging checkbox

    Also, remove the instance from the registry. As always, backup the registry before proceeding:

    Start Regedit, which is done by clicking start - run - type "regedit" without quotes.
    Navigate and find the following key -

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    In the right pane, delete the entry with mdm.exe

    Reboot PC, should be all set. Post back with questions/problems.
     
  3. lrgarza2000

    lrgarza2000 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks,

    I will try it. I really hope that it helps. I crash 2 to 3 times a day because of it.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    It should help, let us know how it works out :)