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How do you solve error 1068 'dependency service or group failed to start' when attempting to start Computer browser?

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2008-01-02 16:42:42

The DHCP Client Service in Windows XP, depends on these three

components: * AFD * NetBios over Tcpip * TCP/IP Protocol Driver If

one of the above drivers fail to start, then the DHCP Client

Service may not start. == Open Windows Explorer and navigate to

%Windir%\System32\Drivers folder. Make sure that the following

files are present in the folder: * afd.sys * tcpip.sys * netbt.sys

If one or more of the above driver files are missing, extract them

from the Windows XP CD-ROM or from the ServicePackFiles\i386

folder, whichever is the latest version. == From other sources in

the Web, I've found that installation of Norton Antivirus (NAV)

adds an entry to the DHCP Service dependencies, and removing NAV

does not remove the corresponding entry from the DHCP Dependencies.

To view the dependency services registered for DHCP Client Service,

type the following command in Start, Run dialog: CMD /K SC QC DHCP

Verify the output. It should be exactly as below: [SC]

GetServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: dhcp

TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS

START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START

ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL

BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k

netsvcs

LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : TDI

TAG : 0

DISPLAY_NAME : DHCP Client

DEPENDENCIES : Tcpip

: Afd

: NetBT

SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

If additional entries are listed under DEPENDENCIES... If

any other additional drivers or Services are mentioned in the

DEPENDENCIES section, you need to remove them via the registry.

Follow these steps: * Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe

* Navigate to the following branch: * Backup the branch to a REG

file HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \

Dhcp * Double-click DependOnService value and set its

data as follows: Tcpip

Afd

NetBT * Close Regedit.exe == Next step is to verify that the

three dependency components are running. Follow the steps below: *

Click Start, Run and type DEVMGMT.MSC * In the View menu, click

Show hidden devices * Double-click Non-Plug and

Play drivers section * Double-click the entry AFD, and

click the Driver tab * Set the Startup type to

System. * Start the service. Note down the error

message if any. * Similarly start the two other drivers namely: *

TCP/IP Protocol Driver * NetBios over Tcpip * Close Device Manager

and restart Windows.


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