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Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

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    Tony K Guest

    Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    Windows Vista Ultimate. New Dell D630 (O.S. factory installed). Sudden
    inability to communicate with network either by Wi-Fi, ethernet card, or
    Verizon Broadband wireless service. The message on the WiFi indicator says
    Dependency service or group failed to start. The diagnosis utility says the
    computer doesn't have a network card installed or configured. Everything was
    working fine until all three stopped working. The Bluetooth module is still
    working. Any help (and solutions) much appreciated.

    Tony


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    Tony K Guest

    RE: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    I spent some time with Dell talking about this issue. System restore didn't
    correct the problem. We checked out services and their dependencies. Before
    going to the ultimate (and worst case) solution which would be to re-install
    the O.S., I ran cmd/sfc /scannow which is the Windows file checker. It
    corrected some errors and now things are working again.

    I commend Dell for helping me fix what was clearly a problem caused by
    faulty Microsoft software.

    As someone who's used computers for almost 30 years, it still very
    frustrating that errors like system file corruptions occur in a brand new
    O.S., and that the system isn't capable of automatically identifying faults
    and correcting them itself. Users should not have to dig around in Windows
    services. Ideally, a computer would identify that all is not well and either
    fix it itself, or connect to a Microsoft website for a comprehensive
    diagnosis and repair of all damaged files.

    Tony

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    Slaws Guest

    RE: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    Hi Tony,

    I am having the same problem -- only with a new Toshiba Satellite. I have
    been unable to run the file checker, i.e., I can't seem to find it. Can you
    give me the entire sequence or tell me how to find it? Thanks loads!

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    Tony K Guest

    RE: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    Sorry for not seeing your reply and question until now.

    Begin with Start (bottom left of your desktop). Where is stays ''Start
    search', enter 'cmd'. A new window opens. Type 'sfc /scannow' and that
    begins the scan and repair process. This is what I did and it worked for me.
    No guarantees it's going to fix your problem. As I said, it's crazy that this
    kind of software error can occur in 2008.

    Good luck.

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    PaulDrake Guest

    Re: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    That helped SO MUCH!!!! Thank you!!!!

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    Re: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    I don't know if anyone will see this at all, but I have been having the same "Dependency service or group failed to start" problem. It just occurred the other night.

    I did try the cmd sfc/scannow, but it told me that I must be an administrator running a console session and I'm not sure what they are telling me to do.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Also, I feel like part of this problem is stemming from a problem with my Dell not recognizing my charger. It will keep the laptop powered, but it won't charge the laptop. I'm sitting at 0% charge whenever I'm working on my laptop and am on Power Saver power plan which makes things run slowly and less efficiently.

    Any solution for that problem would be appreciated as well.

    Thank you.

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    supasonic85 Guest

    Re: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    You may be more fortunate than me. I have had the same error too, and as a
    result, I haven't been able to connect to the Internet. Is this the same with
    you.

    As for the sfc/scannow command, you can temporarily designate yourself as an
    administrator. If you click on the Start Orb and type in 'cmd' in the search
    box, one of the results should be the Command Prompt shell. Right click on
    that and choose 'Run as administrator' and then you will be able to use that
    command. Perhaps it will work for you. When I ran it, it said that one file
    was corrupted and this file doesn't seem like it can be fixed (npmproxy.dll).

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    pylnik Guest

    Re: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    I have problems with services which seems like yours.
    After installing SP1 I can't use network services. It says "dependency
    service failed to start" etc.
    I cant rollback the SP1 setup (coz I haven't made restore point before,
    haven't Vista DVD).
    What should I do?

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    newtech Guest

    Re: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    Go to Start>Run and type in services.msc then press Enter. In the
    window that opens find Print Spooler on the right, right-click it and
    select Properties. Go to the Recovery tab and change all 3 drop-down
    boxes to Restart The Service. Make sure the 2 text boxes underneath say
    1 in them. Click Ok until you are back at the Services window, close it
    and you're good to go.

    Now when ever your Print Spooler craps out, it will automatically reset
    itself.

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    Arisley Guest

    Re: Help! Dependency service or group failed to start

    I've been having problems with my computer giving me the dependency
    service or group failed to start on my internet. I'm connected to the
    internet but it claims that the connection status is unknown and when I
    try to run the sfc/scannow it says "there is a system repair pending
    which requires reboot to complete. restart windows and run sfc again".
    When I restarted my computer and tried again, it gave me the same
    message. My computer has also been unable to check for updates or to
    actually install them. I have windows vista and my computer is a
    Gateway.

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