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Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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I just followed these instructions and my problem has been resolved

Disable Access protection. (Open McAfee UI > Navigation > General Settings and Alerts >Access Protection > Uncheck and click Apply)

Open regedit using Run dialog..!

Click File > Export > Type a Name >Save it to your Desired location.  (Use this file to Restore back the Settings in case anything Goes wrong.)

  1. Navigate to HKeyLocalMachine/SYSTEM/Current control set/Services/mfeapfk
  2. Change ImagePath to C:/Windows/System32/drivers/mfeapfk.sys
  3. Change Start value from 2 to 3.
  4. Enable Access protection
  5. Restart computer

Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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Meaning of start type:

Start     REG_DWORD     Start constant

Specifies the starting values for the service as follows:

START TYPE     LOADER     MEANING

0x0            Kernel     Represents a part of the

(Boot)                    driver stack for the boot

                          (startup) volume and must

                          therefore be loaded by the

                          Boot Loader.

0x1            I/O        Represents a driver to be loaded

(System)       subsystem  at Kernel initialization.

0x2            Service    To be loaded or started

(Auto load)    Control    automatically for all startups,

               Manager    regardless of service type.

0x3            Service    Available, regardless of type,

(Load on       Control    but will not be started until

demand)        Manager    the user starts it (for example,

                          by using the Devices icon in

                          Control Panel).

0x4            Service    NOT TO BE STARTED UNDER ANY

(disabled)     Control    CONDITIONS.

               Manager

Thus by changing the setting from 2 to 3, the startup of the service will change from "Auto Load" to "Demand".

Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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Okay, thanks truffle...

I just now changed that start type value from 2 to 3 (as you described above) and, bang, the issue is not displayed in the Event Viewer any longer.

Thanks much...

Message was edited by: inirons on 2/28/14 9:06:45 AM PST
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Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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The problem seems to be back.

Today I received an update. McAfee Total Protection Security Center is now (in germany) 12.8, build 934.

The installation turns the key back from 3 to 2...

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Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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Well maybe rechange it seems the fix not there yet.

Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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Selvan's fix posted in this chat worked for me...except the path I had to edit was in several locations in the registry, and not in the HKeyLocalMachine section.  I am running Windows 7 SP1 Home 64 bit.  I started getting the event id 7000 failure on each boot, after installing a recent McAfee update.  After editting the registry in those several registry locations, I no longer get the event error.

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Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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Glad that it worked for you...!

Regards

Re: McAfee Inc. mfeapfk service failed?

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Hi,

Im also facing the same problem. I dont have issues in updating the registry as advised in this post. However, I wanted to know, if the mfeapfk service failure will cause the system to shut down suddenly or the network connection to be disabled intermittently. Pls. advise.

Thanks!!

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