Error: Server service not started when tried to share the drives on local workgroup

Original title: Server service not started

I am trying to share my drives with another computer on my local Workgroup network. An error pops up saying Server service not started.

I have read teh answer you gave to use an earlier restore point but that may change my settings in the registry for other programs that were installed after I lost service to the Server service.


Is there another way to do it?


Hi mpccol,

This might occur if the Srvsvc.dll library is missing or corrupt. Try the steps mentioned inthis article and check the result.

If you do not have Windows XP CD, then try these steps:
a. Search for Srvsvc.dll file on Windows using XP search feature.
See How to search for Files and Folders in Windows XP
b. Copy the Srvsvc.dll file present in i386 folder and pasted it to location: <drive>:\Windows\System32 folder.
Where: <drive> is the drive where Windows XP is installed.
c. Once you've copied and replaced the file, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.

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Last updated March 22, 2021 Views 1,595 Applies to: