Group Policy service

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  1.    09 Feb 2016 #1

    Group Policy service

    For about a week now, each time I boot up, I receive this message as a pop-up – “Failed to connect to a Windows Service. Windows couldn’t connect to the Group Policy service.” I have problems using File Explorer, none of the options (such as Recovery) are available in Settings, Update & security, regedit won’t open etc. etc. Will re-installing Windows 10 solve the issues, or is there something more sinister afoot ?
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #2

    Welcome to the forums, try running sfc /scannow and see whether it fixes the problem, if it doesn't, try running DISM repair Windows image following the instructions in these tutorials, you can reinstall windows as a last resort. HTH.
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    09 Feb 2016 #3


    I can open Command Prompt, but message saying I "must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the SFC facility" displays when I type sfc /scannow. Command Prompt (Admin) will not open. This is a home computer with me as the only user. Do I need to set myself up as an administrator ?
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  4.    09 Feb 2016 #4

    pmfturner said: View Post
    Do I need to set myself up as an administrator ?

    More specifically you need to have a user on your PC who is part of the Administrators group profile.

    You don't need to sign on as this user all the time but if you don't have one (and know the password) you'll get stuck when you try to do anything like installing software.
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  5.    09 Feb 2016 #5


    How do I do that ?
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  6.    09 Feb 2016 #6

    What users have you got set up already?

    If you can go to a command prompt and type in net user you should see something like this showing all users on your PC
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net user
    User accounts for \\HALI-WIN10
    Hali                     Administrator            DefaultAccount
    Guest                    Saloua                   Temp
    The command completed successfully.

    Then you can check accounts individually - type net user Hali for example:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net user Hali
    User name                    Hali
    Full Name                    Whatever the full name is 
    User's comment
    Country/region code          000 (System Default)
    Account active               Yes
    Account expires              Never
    Password last set            2/3/2016 9:54:16 AM
    Password expires             Never
    Password changeable          2/3/2016 9:54:16 AM
    Password required            No
    User may change password     Yes
    Workstations allowed         All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon                   2/8/2016 10:20:09 PM
    Logon hours allowed          All
    Local Group Memberships      *Administrators
    Global Group memberships     *None
    The command completed successfully.
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  7.    09 Feb 2016 #7


    Hmmm. I get the prompt C:\Users\Peter> and not C:\WINDOWS\system32>. Excuse my ignorance !
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  8.    09 Feb 2016 #8

    right click on cmd and select "run as administrator".
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  9.    09 Feb 2016 #9


    Where do I find "CMD" that I right click on ?
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  10.    09 Feb 2016 #10

    Right click windows logo, click Command Prompt(Admin).
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