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Old 02-15-2008, 05:57 AM
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Hangs at service initializing-Locator Error

I'm trying troubleshooting my parent's system that has worked fine for a couple of years, and all of a sudden now it won't get past service initialization. Here's the error from the error log:

ERROR updating locator system of:java.net.SocketException: Permission denied: connect

They have an HD extender. Could it be an issue with that? Is the locator what goes out on the network to look for servers or something?

Any ideas? I uninstalled all the old versions of Java and installed the latest one. That didn't help. Also tried to shutdown zone alarm and that didn't work either.

I'm open to suggestions.

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Old 02-15-2008, 07:25 AM
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The locator is for remote placeshifter connections where the server has a dynamic IP. It's similar to dynamic DNS, you should probably look at any new anti-virus / anti-malware thats been recently installed or updated. You should probably take this to support as it's not a common trouble for users.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:09 AM
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The Windows firewall may be active too, though I don't know why it would hang if there was a port issue. You could check this FAQ about firewall ports.

But, yes, you may be better off checking with SageTV support if that isn't it -- that error may not be what is causing it to stop.

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Old 03-08-2008, 12:33 PM
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Just to close this in case someone else has the same issue, it was a firewall / malware detector issue. Thanks guys.

Windows One Care was installed, which turned on the firewall. It also has a built in malware detector, but I think it was the firewall which was causing the issue.

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