On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service crashes. When this issue occurs, the following events are logged in the System log and in the Application log:

Log Name: System Source: Service Control Manager Date: <Date & Time> Event ID: 7031 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: <computer name> Description: The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this <n> time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Reboot the machine. Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Date: <date & time> Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: <computer name> Description: Faulting application name: svchost.exe_RpcSs, version: <version number>, time stamp: <time stamp> Faulting module name: rpcss.dll, version: <version number>, time stamp: <time stamp> Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: <memory address> Faulting process id: <id> Faulting application start time: <time> Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe Faulting module path: c:\windows\system32\rpcss.dll Report Id: <GUID>

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  1. Don’t need that hotfix bucaese I don’t have the server service (File & printer sharing) Have not used that since Windows 95 when I discovered anyone over the internet could share your files with you if you wanted to or not!I believe most ISP’s block it now but the current fibre optic ISP I’m on does not block it! When I freshly install windows and file/printer sharing is on by default I can see hunderds of computers in My Network Places I explored it once to see what was going on and found a bunch of people sharing printers! Fewer, but still a lot of people were sharing download folders full of mp3’s and warez!I asked my ISP why they set it up that way They just said to buy a firewall if you don’t like it.Most scarey, there is a church just about 2 blocks from my house and I found their share folder which was full of accounting documents and personal info! (perfect target for identity theft) Lucky most people willing to pay the price they charge for a 10mb fibre optic connection probably aint real interested in identity theft.

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