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Windows 7: "Home Group Listener" service won't start, error -2147023143

14 Mar 2013   #1
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"Home Group Listener" service won't start, error -2147023143

I am not able to start the "Home Group Listener" service, hence I can't use Home Group feature.

I get this error message:

Quote:
Windows could not start the HomeGroup Listener on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code -2147023143.


I checked the System Event Log, I found this entry:

Code:
- System 

  - Provider 

   [ Name]  Service Control Manager 
   [ Guid]  {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4} 
   [ EventSourceName]  Service Control Manager 
 
  - EventID 7024 

   [ Qualifiers]  49152 
 
   Version 0 
 
   Level 2 
 
   Task 0 
 
   Opcode 0 
 
   Keywords 0x8080000000000000 
 
  - TimeCreated 

   [ SystemTime]  2013-03-14T11:16:20.932360800Z 
 
   EventRecordID 1411639 
 
   Correlation 
 
  - Execution 

   [ ProcessID]  636 
   [ ThreadID]  1640 
 
   Channel System 
 
   Computer <computer-name> 
 
   Security 
 

- EventData 

  param1 HomeGroup Listener 
  param2 %%-2147023143
I looked at its dependent services, none of them are disabled.

Windows version: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

How do I fix this problem?


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17 Mar 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Check to be sure the Windows Firewall service is started and set to automatic. If that doesn't help, try running the Homegroup troubleshooter

Start> Control panel>

In category view> Network and internet> Homegroup> Start homegroup troubleshooter

In icon view> Homegroup> Start homegroup troubleshooter

A Guy
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14 May 2013   #3
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I have same problem right now and trying to fix it, the troubleshooter was useless.

Firewall service started, allowed listener to work, BUT what are the ramifications, since I use a 3rd party firewall program?

Next step was making sure these 4 services were enabled/started (use services.msc from RUN box):

UPnP Device Host (had disabled)

DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery

I was then able to turn on Network Discovery within the advanced home group settings.

Never got it actually working, given up for now.
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14 May 2013   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I too use a 3rd party firewall, and my Firewall service is started and set to Automatic with no ill effects.

Confirm the dependency services are started and set to automatic

&quot;Home Group Listener&quot; service won't start, error -2147023143-dependencies.jpg

What is the exact error? (Screenshot)

A Guy


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