3 Guaranteed Ways to Fix Error 1068: Dependency service or group failed to start

You may get the error message 1068 when you run the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard. The error might be as follows:

1. An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed to start.
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2. 1068: Dependency service or group failed to start.
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3. Windows could not start Error 1068: The dependency or group failed to start the WLAN Auto Config service on the local computer.

Error 1068

Cause

There might be dozens of reasons behind this error but the most relatives are irresponsible windows dependent services and registry entry malfunction.

How to Fix 1068: Dependency service or group failed to start.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair

The most of the common reason behind windows dependency error is corrupted or damaged system files like DLL files, EXE files, sys files etc. There are thousands of tiny system files are there that work specific task. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get windows dependency failed error 1068.


Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has the large database with 25 million of files. It will find all the damaged or deleted system files and reinstall them with the fresh one. After, optimizing with Advanced System Repair Tool, try to run internet connection sharing wizard.

Method 2: Start All the Dependent Services

Make sure all the windows dependent services are started. To do this, apply this method.

Step 1: Click Start, and then click Help and Support.

Step 2: Under Pick a Task, click Use Tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems.

Step 3: In the Tools area, click System Configuration Utility.

Step 4: In the right pane, click Open System Configuration Utility. This opens the System Configuration Utility.

Step 5: Click the Services tab.

Step 6:: Make sure all the following services are turned on. To turn on a service, click to select the checkbox.

  1. Application Layer Gateway Service
  2. Network Connections
  3. Network Location Awareness (NLA)
  4. Plug and Play
  5. Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
  6. Remote Access Connection Manager
  7. Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  8. Telephony

Step 7: Click OK, and then click Restart

After Windows restarts, rerun the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard.

Method 3:

If above method doesn’t work for you then don’t lose hope and use this 3rd Method. Most of the users returned thanks after applying these following steps. But be careful while applying these methods because it tells you to modify registry key which might be dangerous if you enter a wrong value. If you are not confident then go for Method 1 and use Advanced System Repair to fix this error. You must make a backup of registry file before applying these methods.

Step 1: Open Run Command by pressing Windows Key + R simultaneously.
Step 2: Type Regedit and click OK. It will open Registry Editor.
Step 3: Go to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services

Step 4: You will see the large list of services. Select DHCP in the left pane and you will see all the files of DHCP in the right pane.

Step 5: Double-click on “DependOnService
Step 6: Delete all the words in the text area, except “Afd“, and click OK. You are done here
Step 7: Now again in left Pane under Services folder, search for EapHost and expand it.
Step 8: Double-click on “DependOnServices” and delete everything in the text area and click OK.

Now, restart your PC. After that, you will see that everything is working fine and there is no error message when you run the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard.

Summary:

This article contains details of fixing following error message. Typically, these error messages occur when you run the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard.

1. An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed to start.
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2. 1068: Dependency service or group failed to start.
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3. Windows could not start Error 1068: The dependency or group failed to start the WLAN Auto Config service on the local computer.

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