Subject Re: [firebird-support] Guardian won't start after a reboot
Author Helen Borrie
At 03:50 PM 25/01/2005 -0800, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>I have a misbehaving Win2K laptop on which FB Guardian service will
>fail to start from time to time (approximately 1 in 10 reboots).
>Here is the event log when the service fails:
>The description for Event ID ( 212 ) in Source (
>FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance ) cannot be found. The local computer
>may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files
>to display messages from a remote computer. The following information
>is part of the event: The registry information is missing.
>Please run the Firebird Configuration Utilitto launch the server
>thread. errno : 1055.
>Of course I checked and the necessary registry entries are there. The
>strangest thing is that the open source version of IB behaved the same
>way on this one machine.
>This is not a major issue because the service can be started manually
>but it is a bit annoying and who knows the same issue might happen to
>one of my customers one day and it would be nice to know a resolution.

I don't have a resolution for all cases, but I had exactly this problem on
one of my Win2K machines after testing a beta version of the firebird
control panel applet. I used the applet to switch between "start as a
service" and "start as an application". After I had switched back to
"start as a service", I got the problem you describe.

The fix on my system was to run the instsvc program, first with 'remove'
and then with 'install'. Use instsvc -help first to see the switches you
need to use; and also read the README that is the doc directory.

And maybe you need to check that you have a good cpl file. There were
several unofficial ones circulating for a while, that did weird
things. The cpl files don't seem to get deleted by the uninstaller, either.