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The description of event ID 2 of the ESRV_SVC_WILLAMETTE source cannot be found. Either the component that triggers this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
If the event occurred on another computer, the information displayed had to be saved with the event.
If you received this error on your PC, it means that there was a malfunction in your system. The most common causes include an incorrect or failed installation or uninstallation of software that may have left invalid entries in your Windows registry, the consequences of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure or other factor, a person with limited technical knowledge who accidentally deletes a necessary system file or registry entry, and a number of other causes. The immediate cause of the “ESRV_SVC_WILLAMETTE – Auto-Destruct! [WATCHDOG]” since Win10 Anniversary Update” error is an error that causes one of its normal operations not to be performed correctly by a system or application component.
Check if a third-party application is a cause, and to refine and isolate the exact source
Let’s do the following steps:
Step 1: Start the computer in safe mode.
Safe mode is a Windows troubleshooting option that starts your computer in a restricted state. Only the basic files and drivers required to run Windows are launched. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your screen to indicate the Windows mode you are using.
a. In Windows 8.1 (via the symbol bar), if you press the Power button, hold down the Shift key while clicking the Restart button.
b. The following screen displays three options. Click on Troubleshooting.
c. On the next screen, click on Advanced Options, then on Windows Startup Settings.
d. Your PC restarts to activate advanced settings, including Safe Mode. On restart, you will have nine options with the following commands:
- F4 for safe mode
- F5 for safe mode with network connection
- F6 for Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Step 2: Perform a clean boot to avoid conflicts with third-party software.
To help you solve error messages and other problems, you can start Windows with a minimum set of drivers and startup programs. This type of start is called a “clean start”. A clean start avoids software conflicts.
If you set your system to a clean boot state, you can determine whether third-party applications or boot elements are causing the problem. You must follow the steps in the article below to make a clean start.
Several Windows users asked us questions after opening the Event Viewer and noticed that it is full of critical errors due to the ESRV_SVC_WILLAMETTE component. In most cases, the explanation of the error indicates that the ESRV_SVC_WILLAMETTE component cannot be found or is incorrectly installed on the local computer. The problem is reported on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
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