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Windows 7: Internet Connection Sharing failed to start


08 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Internet Connection Sharing failed to start

Hi
I have problems with internet sharing.
My laptop is connected to my home network wireless, and my x360 is connected to my laptop with a Ethernet cable.
Now i can't turn on ICS. I get a error message "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed to start"

I have also checked services.msc and ICS is set to manual, I've tried to set it automatic and restarted my computer, after reboot ICS is set to manual again. Can't force start, error message "Windows could not start the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"

Help please!

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08 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi hermie,

Try the solutions mentioned in these threads:

An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed? - Yahoo! Answers
the dependency service or group failed to start"

Let me know if anything works.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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09 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the links, but none of them solved my problem
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09 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

What are it's dependencies? I would clear the event logs and try again, then look in the even viewer.
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09 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

"Event log service is unavailable. Verify that the servicew is running"
When I go to Services and manual starts the service I get a error message
"Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on Local Computer. Error 4201: The instance name was not recognized as valid by a WMI data provider."

I think i'ts time to format and install Windows 7 again :P
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09 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Finaly i got my ICS up and running

1) Used msconfig to switch to safe mode boot
2) Booted to safe mode
3) ran cmd.exe as an administrator
4) typed "cd C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI"
5) typed "rename RtBackup RtBackup2"
6) Used msconfig to switch to normal boot mode
7) Reboot and found event viewer working

Thanks for the help folks
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09 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Sure, glad you were able to solve the issue. Thanks for posting your solution! Marking this 'Solved'.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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27 Sep 2011   #8

 

Thanks. Everything is OK, but after type "rename RtBackup RtBackup2" get message "Access is denied"
Any suggestion?
Regards

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hermie View Post
Finaly i got my ICS up and running
1) Used msconfig to switch to safe mode boot
2) Booted to safe mode
3) ran cmd.exe as an administrator
4) typed "cd C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI"
5) typed "rename RtBackup RtBackup2"
6) Used msconfig to switch to normal boot mode
7) Reboot and found event viewer working

Thanks for the help folks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #9

windows7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I had the exact same problem when i tried to use ics with my xbox360,solution for me was to enable windows firewall(was using 3 party one at the time),once that was enabled and restarted,my connection shared straight away,i then stopped windows firewall and restarted kaspersky and had no problems since.
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28 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stasioau View Post
Thanks. Everything is OK, but after type "rename RtBackup RtBackup2" get message "Access is denied"
Any suggestion?
Regards
Did u run cmd as an admin?
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