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The dependency service or group failed to start

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SebArmy, Sep 15, 2012.

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  1. SebArmy

    SebArmy Thread Starter

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    Hello everybody, firstly i'd like to thank you guys in advance if you're able to help me with this very VERY annoying problem.

    I've been working on my laptop recently, once finished i turned my computer off like most people do.
    After turning it back on hours later, i noticed that my laptop was connected to the internet router but had limited access which ment i could'nt get onto the internet :mad: ! So using my brain i went onto the control panel > network and sharing center and nothing came up apart from ''the dependency service or group failed to start'' ...

    PS: I am running windows 7 on an ASUS laptop.

    Please help guys! :(
     
  2. etaf

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    did it say which ?

    can we see the status of these services
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    Status of Services

    We would like to see some status information for each of the services listed below.

    To do this goto

    Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> type CMD to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

    Type the following command
    SERVICES.MSC

    OR
    Control Panel>
    Administrative Tools>
    Services>

    then for each of the services listed below - Please post back the following status information;
    If the service is set to Started or Stopped
    and
    If the service is set to Automatic or Manual

    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
    • WLAN AutoConfig (Windows 7 & Vista wireless configurations only)
    • Workstation


    If any of those services are not started/running,
    then right click on the service
    then from the menu choose properties and now check the dependencies.

    for each dependancy entry - Check each of one of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running/starting.

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  3. SebArmy

    SebArmy Thread Starter

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    COM+ Event System (for WZC issues) ---- Started, Automatic
    Computer Browser ---- (Nothing), Manual
    DHCP Client ---- (Nothing), Automatic
    DNS Client ---- (Nothing), Automatic
    Network Connections ---- Started, Manual
    Network Location Awareness ---- (Nothing), Automatic
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) ---- Started, Automatic
    Server ---- Started, Automatic
    TCP/IP Netbios helper ---- Started, Automatic
    Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
    WLAN AutoConfig (Windows 7 & Vista wireless configurations only) ---- Started, Automatic
    Workstation ---- Started, Automatic

    Nothing happened or changed ... Anything else?
     
  4. etaf

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    what happens if you start the dhcp client service
     
  5. SebArmy

    SebArmy Thread Starter

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    Windows could not start the DHCP Client service on local computer.
    error 5: Access is denied.

    That's what happens ...
     
  6. etaf

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    are you logged in as administrator
    got
    control panel
    users
    whats your account details
     
  7. SebArmy

    SebArmy Thread Starter

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    I'm the admin of the computer, no other users on my computer.
     
  8. etaf

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    you could try a system restore - any chance you have a virus at all ?


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    Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

    Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore

    • Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
    • Click Next
    • put a tick in Show more restore points
    • Pick a Date before this happened
    • Click Next
    This should restore the PC to that time & date


    windows 7
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

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  9. SebArmy

    SebArmy Thread Starter

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    There's no virus, i've checked. I have a feeling it's a windows corrupt file or something like that. Thanks, i'll try that and report straight back.
     
  10. SebArmy

    SebArmy Thread Starter

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    So simple but .... YOU ARE A LEGEND! Anyway i can give you good feedback apart from in words?
     
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