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Terry Nixon
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Hello ever since upgrading my machine to Windows 8.1 the PcMonitor service no longer automatically starts. I did confirm that the service is set to start automatically. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled a few times. If I start the service manually it works.  My event logs show:

 

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Date:          10/22/2013 11:31:47 AM
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      xxxxxxxx
Description:
Fault bucket 136968820, type 4
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0
 
Problem signature:
P1: PCMonitorSrv.exe
P2: 4.0.4.0
P3: 5264088a
P4: ntdll.dll
P5: 6.3.9600.16408
P6: 523d5305
P7: c0000005
P8: 000000000005b459
P9: 
P10: 
 
Fault bucket 136968820, type 4
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0
 
Problem signature:
P1: PCMonitorSrv.exe
P2: 4.0.4.0
P3: 5264088a
P4: ntdll.dll
P5: 6.3.9600.16408
P6: 523d5305
P7: c0000005
P8: 000000000005b459
P9: 
P10: 
 
Attached files:
C:\Windows\Temp\WER3588.tmp.appcompat.txt
C:\Windows\Temp\WER35D7.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_PCMonitorSrv.exe_78348e527734756114765f530337863bd143a43_84b5484f_cab_087c35d5\memory.hdmp
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_PCMonitorSrv.exe_78348e527734756114765f530337863bd143a43_84b5484f_cab_087c35d5\triagedump.dmp
 
These files may be available here:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_PCMonitorSrv.exe_78348e527734756114765f530337863bd143a43_84b5484f_044cfb4d
 
Analysis symbol: 
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 4c7026cc-3a5b-11e3-bf47-94de806b51c4
Report Status: 0
Hashed bucket: f133cc2496a12213ab73d88630af4164
 
 
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It did not fix the issue. However I do see that the service attempted to start with the below errors.

 

 

 

 

 

Faulting application name: PCMonitorSrv.exe, version: 4.0.4.0, time stamp: 0x5264088a

 

Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d5305

 

Exception code: 0xc0000005

 

Fault offset: 0x000000000005b459

 

Faulting process id: 0xbfc

 

Faulting application start time: 0x01ced0c55534a6a2

 

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\PC Monitor\PCMonitorSrv.exe

 

Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

 

Report Id: 96019639-3cb8-11e3-bf4f-94de806b51c4

 

Faulting package full name:

 

Faulting package-relative application ID:

 

 

 

 

 

Second Error

 

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Application: PCMonitorSrv.exe

 

Framework Version: v4.0.30319

 

Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.

 

Exception Info: System.AccessViolationException

 

Stack:

 

   at System.Net.UnsafeNclNativeMethods+SafeNetHandles_SECURITY.EnumerateSecurityPackagesW(Int32 ByRef, System.Net.SafeFreeContextBuffer_SECURITY ByRef)

 

   at System.Net.SafeFreeContextBuffer.EnumeratePackages(System.Net.SecurDll, Int32 ByRef, System.Net.SafeFreeContextBuffer ByRef)

 

   at System.Net.SSPIWrapper.EnumerateSecurityPackages(System.Net.SSPIInterface)

 

   at System.Net.SSPIWrapper.GetVerifyPackageInfo(System.Net.SSPIInterface, System.String, Boolean)

 

   at System.Net.Security.SecureChannel..ctor(System.String, Boolean, System.Net.SchProtocols, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509CertificateCollection, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, System.Net.Security.EncryptionPolicy, System.Net.Security.LocalCertSelectionCallback)

 

   at System.Net.Security.SslState.ValidateCreateContext(Boolean, System.String, System.Security.Authentication.SslProtocols, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509CertificateCollection, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean)

 

   at System.Net.TlsStream.ProcessAuthentication(System.Net.LazyAsyncResult)

 

   at System.Net.TlsStream.Write(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

 

   at System.Net.ConnectStream.WriteHeaders(Boolean)

 

   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.EndSubmitRequest()

 

   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()

 

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelFactory`1+HttpRequestChannel+HttpChannelRequest[[system.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]].WaitForReply(System.TimeSpan)

 

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.RequestChannel.Request(System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message, System.TimeSpan)

 

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.Call(System.String, Boolean, System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ProxyOperationRuntime, System.Object[], System.Object[], System.TimeSpan)

 

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.InvokeService(System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.IMethodCallMessage, System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ProxyOperationRuntime)

 

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.Invoke(System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.IMessage)

 

   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.MessageData ByRef, Int32)

 

   at MM.Monitor.Service.ServerService.IServer.GetServerInfo()

 

   at .

 

 ()

 

 

 

   at .[1](System.Object, System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs)

 

   at System.Timers.Timer.MyTimerCallback(System.Object)

 

   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)

 

   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)

 

   at System.Threading.TimerQueueTimer.CallCallback()

 

   at System.Threading.TimerQueueTimer.Fire()

 

   at System.Threading.TimerQueue.FireNextTimers()

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The .NET problem was not removed. First write down all the .NET Frameworks you have installed on your machine (Look in c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework64 I guess, then try removing all .NET frameworks using the .NET removal tool (link). After you removed the .NET frameworks reinstall them back. Try avoiding making any restarts in the mean time. I don't think windows 8.1 likes that you remove it's .net fw.

 

Warning: This is an experimental action. I cannot guarantee that will work well on 8.1 as I only tested it out on windows 7.

 

Good luck,

Paul.

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Here is what I've done so far:

 

Uninstalled PCMonitor

 

 

Follow these steps if you are running Windows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.

    Note If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.
  2. Tap or click Settings, and then enter the name of the app you want to find.
  3. Tap or click Uninstall a program
  4. Tap or click Turn Windows features on or off
  5. Tap or click to unselect the box for .Net framework 3.5 (includes .Net2.0 and 3.0)
  6. Tap or click OK and click Close when the uninstall is complete.
  7. Tap or click to close the Uninstall a program window.

I also selected the option to uninstall .NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services.

 

And then

 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

 

I then rebooted and re-installed PCMonitor. I still have the same issue.

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Try running:

sfc /scannow

Then restart your computer. I strongly believe that the upgrade process has corrupted the ntdll.dll on your operating system and the repair wizards are not detecting the corruption. If this doesn't fix the problem my only other advice is to perform a clean reinstall of your operating system without performing any upgrades except windows update but no upgrades from windows 8 to 8.1.

 

Good Luck,

Paul

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Step 1. Locate ntdll in your system drive\windows\system32 folder.

Step 2. Run cmd as an administrator.

Step 3. Execute: takeown /f systemdrive:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll

Step 4. Execute: icacls systemdrive:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll /grant yourusername:f

Step 5. Rename ntdll.dll to something else: move systemdrive:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll systemdrive:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll.old

Step 6: Execute sfc /scannow

 

Execute the steps at your own risk, always make a full backup before messing with system files.

 

Paul.

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My issue has appeared again. I am convinced there is an issue with the client itself and being incompatible with 8.1.

 

 

Faulting application name: PCMonitorSrv.exe, version: 4.1.0.0, time stamp: 0x526beb33

Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d5305

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x000000000005b459

Faulting process id: 0x4a4

Faulting application start time: 0x01ced681f7c126e6

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\PC Monitor\PCMonitorSrv.exe

Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

Report Id: 388d9223-4275-11e3-bf65-94de806b51c4

Faulting package full name: 

Faulting package-relative application ID: 

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I was unable to install the most recent version on my newly rebuild 8.1 workstation.

The installer gave me the error of -

There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.

 

I found this workaround from similar issues to be the fix-

-------------

I had the exact same problem.

The solution is to go into c:\users\"username"\AppData\Local\  then right click on "temp" and choose "properies". Choose "security" --> edit --> add, and add the username you are using, and give yourself all rights. After that it'll work :)

-------------

 

I would imagine you getting the same scenario that the program isn't launching after an 8.1 upgrade?

Maybe give the permissions trick a try and see if that helps?

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So the client is working however according to my logs it seems to experience a crash and then restarts itself successfully.

 

Fault bucket , type 0

Event Name: APPCRASH

Response: Not available

Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:

P1: PCMonitorSrv.exe

P2: 4.1.1.0

P3: 527d2d13

P4: ntdll.dll

P5: 6.3.9600.16408

P6: 523d5305

P7: c0000005

P8: 000000000005b459

P9:

P10:

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_PCMonitorSrv.exe_a5e5112b1a7c7d7e992382fea2c9fb048cc5e_1878e40f_08fc3345

 

Analysis symbol:

Rechecking for solution: 0

Report Id: b62cc163-4bda-11e3-bf9c-94de806b51c4

Report Status: 4100

Hashed bucket:

 

 

Faulting application name: PCMonitorSrv.exe, version: 4.1.1.0, time stamp: 0x527d2d13

Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d5305

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x000000000005b459

Faulting process id: 0x6fc

Faulting application start time: 0x01cedfe7752cc046

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\PC Monitor\PCMonitorSrv.exe

Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

Report Id: b62cc163-4bda-11e3-bf9c-94de806b51c4

Faulting package full name:

Faulting package-relative application ID:

 

Application: PCMonitorSrv.exe

Framework Version: v4.0.30319

Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.

Exception Info: System.AccessViolationException

Stack:

   at System.Net.UnsafeNclNativeMethods+SafeNetHandles_SECURITY.EnumerateSecurityPackagesW(Int32 ByRef, System.Net.SafeFreeContextBuffer_SECURITY ByRef)

   at System.Net.SafeFreeContextBuffer.EnumeratePackages(System.Net.SecurDll, Int32 ByRef, System.Net.SafeFreeContextBuffer ByRef)

   at System.Net.SSPIWrapper.EnumerateSecurityPackages(System.Net.SSPIInterface)

   at System.Net.SSPIWrapper.GetVerifyPackageInfo(System.Net.SSPIInterface, System.String, Boolean)

   at System.Net.Security.SecureChannel..ctor(System.String, Boolean, System.Net.SchProtocols, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509CertificateCollection, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, System.Net.Security.EncryptionPolicy, System.Net.Security.LocalCertSelectionCallback)

   at System.Net.Security.SslState.ValidateCreateContext(Boolean, System.String, System.Security.Authentication.SslProtocols, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate, System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509CertificateCollection, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean)

   at System.Net.TlsStream.ProcessAuthentication(System.Net.LazyAsyncResult)

   at System.Net.TlsStream.Write(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

   at System.Net.ConnectStream.WriteHeaders(Boolean)

   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.EndSubmitRequest()

   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelFactory`1+HttpRequestChannel+HttpChannelRequest[[system.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]].WaitForReply(System.TimeSpan)

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.RequestChannel.Request(System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message, System.TimeSpan)

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.Call(System.String, Boolean, System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ProxyOperationRuntime, System.Object[], System.Object[], System.TimeSpan)

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.InvokeService(System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.IMethodCallMessage, System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ProxyOperationRuntime)

   at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.Invoke(System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.IMessage)

   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.MessageData ByRef, Int32)

   at MM.Monitor.Service.ServerService.IServer.GetServerInfo()

   at . ()

   at .(System.Object, System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs)

   at System.Timers.Timer.MyTimerCallback(System.Object)

   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)

   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)

   at System.Threading.TimerQueueTimer.CallCallback()

   at System.Threading.TimerQueueTimer.Fire()

   at System.Threading.TimerQueue.FireNextTimers()

 

Fault bucket -320202476, type 5

Event Name: FaultTolerantHeap

Response: Not available

Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:

P1: PCMonitorSrv.exe

P2: 4.1.1.0

P3: 527D2D13

P4: ffffbaad

P5:

P6:

P7:

P8:

P9:

P10:

Attached files:

C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Temp\FTH61A8.tmp\fthempty.txt

 

These files may be available here:

 

Analysis symbol:

Rechecking for solution: 0

Report Id: bd612572-4bda-11e3-bf9c-94de806b51c4

Report Status: 0

Hashed bucket: 3d965f26b0222103c257bd09a1178d35

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Unfortunately this is NOT a PC Monitor problem but a Microsoft .NET Framework issue and it only affects certain systems that are upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

 

We are still looking for a solution here and we are in contact with Microsoft on this. As soon as we have more info we will let you know.

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