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Could not start the service on Local...

 
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The specified service requires another service to be operating before it can run, one of the dependent services failed to start. For example, the Net Logon service requires the Workstation service, which in turn, requires a number of other services. If any of these fail, you're left in this problematic state.

 
 
   
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  Could not start the service name service on Local Computer.

Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINNT\system32\

 
Issued By
  mmc.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Use the Windows RE (Repair Environment) under Window 7/Vista to repair and replace missing or damaged files. For XP users, you can re-install XP without erasing applications or settings, or use the XP Recovery Console to fix some problems. Pick the OS solution below.

Using Windows RE for Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008

For detailed instructions with screen shots, go to Using System Restore 7/Vista/2008, or use the brief summary here:

You'll need the Windows installation DVD. Note that many OEM manufactures leave out the installation DVD, which has to be purchased separately, or they only include a limited restore DVD that just erases the system and starts over (often a poor choice). All retail copies of Windows include this bootable DVD.

Insert the Windows DVD and reboot the system. Assuming the BIOS defaults to booting from the DVD (usually the default) then select the language. Next click on Repair your computer. A list of Windows installations should appear. Select your installation (typically there will only be one).

A list of recovery options will appear including an automatic repair function, restore from a previous system restore point, restore the computer from a backup (assuming one is available), run the memory diagnostic tool, or go to a command prompt (for advanced users).

Using Windows Recovery for XP

For detailed instructions with screen shots, go to Using System Restore XP.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 28-Dec-2011
 
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To find all the dependencies of a service, open the run dialog (Windows Key + R) and type services.msc  Then locate the service you wish to find the dependencies for, and click on that line. Then click on the Dependencies tab to see which services are required.  Note that the services listed may each have there own dependencies, so it may take some effort to locate every service that is really required.

 
   
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