Error 1068 Windows 7 Fix

The Error 1068 in Windows 7 may appear while enabling the Windows Firewall protection, starting the Print Spooler service or while starting the Internet Connection Sharing wizard. The error description shall be “The dependency service or group failed to start”.

I am going to share few tricks with you that have helped various users. You too perform these tricks in order to solve the said error:

1. Start Dependent Services for Windows Firewall

2. Start Dependent Services for the Print Spooler Service

3. Fix Registry and Clear Web Browser Cache

4. Start Dependent Services for Internet Connection Sharing

Start Dependent Services for Windows Firewall

In order to enable the Windows Firewall, two services namely Network Connections and Windows Management Instrument must be running. If the Error 1068 in Windows 7 is appearing while turning on the Firewall, then these two services might be stopped, and need to be re-started.

1. Click Start button on the Taskbar.

2. Type Services.msc in the Search box, and press ENTER.

3. Configure Network Connections service:

a. Right click the Network Connections service, and select Properties.

b. In the General tab, select the Startup type to Manual.

c. Click OK button.

d. Right click this service, and select Start option.

4. Configure Windows Management Instrument service:

a. Right click the Windows Management Instrument service, and select Properties.

b. In the General tab, select the Startup type to Automatic.

c. Click OK button.

d. Right click this service, and select Start option.

5. Close Services window.

6. Now, try enabling the Windows Firewall again. The error may not persist again.

Start Dependent Services for the Print Spooler Service

The Error 1068 in Windows 7 may occur while starting the Print Spooler Service. Spooling service facilitates transferring the data by placing it in a temporary working area where another program may access it for processing at a later point in time.

Using Command Prompt

1. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories.

2. Right click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Type the administrator password, if prompted.

3. Type the following command: CMD /K SC CONFIG SPOOLER DEPEND= RPCSS

4. Press ENTER.

5. Close Command Prompt.

Using Windows Registry Editor

1. Click Start button on the Taskbar.

2. Type RegEdit, and press ENTER.

3. Navigate the following registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrrentControlSetServicesSpooler

4. Double click the string called DependOnService.

5. Replace its existing value with RPCSS, and press ENTER.

6. Close Registry Editor.

Now, try re-enabling the Print Spooler service. It should not display the error again.

Fix Registry and Clear Web Browser Cache

You need to use a registry/system cleaner to fix the problems in your registry. For cleaning the web browser cache, you require the same software.

Misleading information in the registry, especially in network or print spooling related paths, may result in Error 1068 in Windows 7. So, fix the system registry using a registry/system cleaner.

Start Dependent Services for Internet Connection Sharing

Starting the eight services listed below may help resolving the Error 1068 in Windows 7.

1. Click Start button on the Taskbar.

2. Type MsConfig, and press ENTER.

3. Click Services tab.

4. Ensure the following services are checked for running at the Windows startup:

a. Application Layer Gateway Service

b. Network Connections

c. Network Locations Awareness (NLA)

d. Plug and Play

e. Remote Access Auto Connection Manager

f. Remote Access Connection Manager

g. Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

h. Telephony

5. Mark the above services as checked.

6. Click Apply | OK.

7. Restart the computer for the changes to take effects.

Highly Recommended

Above solutions are based on the state of the dependent services. The Error 1068 in Windows 7 may still occur if your registry is not properly configured. To fix the problems in your registry and thereby solve the problem, you need to use a third-party registry cleaning software.



Source by A. Honey