When attempting to connect your system to a wireless network, Windows Error 1068: The dependency service or the group failed to start the error on your Windows computer, this could be extremely frustrating. Do not worry. You are certainly not the only one. Many users have reported this problem.
Method 1: Start “Dependent Services”
As mentioned earlier, this error is due to the failure of loading dependent services. These services can be loaded manually by doing the following:
- Click Start> Help and Support.
- Go to “Choose a task” and choose “Use tools to view information on your computer and diagnose problems.”
- In “Tools”, click “System Configuration Utility”.
- In the right pane, the “Open System Configuration Utility” option appears.
- In the System Configuration Utility, click the “Services” tab.
- Make sure that the following services are active.
To activate a service, check the following box:
- Application layer gateway service
- Network Connections
- Knowledge of Network Location (NLA)
- Plug and Play
- Automatic remote access connection manager
- Remote Access Connection Manager
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
After making these changes, be sure to restart your computer and launch the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard normally. The error 1068 should have disappeared if you followed this method correctly.
Method 2: Clean Out The Registry
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- The Run window appears.
- Type regedit and click the OK button.
- The Register Editor window appears
- Double-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
- The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subfolders appear.
- Double-click System.
- Double-click CurrentControlSet.
- Double-click Services and scroll to the Dhcp folder.
- Click Dhcp.
- The Dhcp subkeys appear in the right pane.
- Double-click DependOnService.
- The Edit Multi-String window appears.
- Highlight SYMTDI and press the <Delete> key. The value is deleted.