Error 1068 on starting DHCP service

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I have a Windows XP with Service Pack 3. When I check on the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service, it stopped automatically. And when I start the service, nothing happens. It only shows this error: “Error: Could not start the DHCP Client Service on local computer.  Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. How can I fix it? Please help.

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Error 1068 on starting DHCP service


You will need to restart the computer so as to refresh the network settings. In case you have static IP addresses configured on that particular computer that is having problems then you will need to remove them for they may be clashing with the dynamic address that is provided and therefore hindering connection to the network.

You will need to follow the procedure below to check that:

  • Click on the network identity button in the task bar of your computer.
  • Click on 'open network and sharing center'
  • In the window that opens choose 'change adapter settings'
  • Next click on local area connection, and then choose either TCP/IP v4 or TCP/IP v6 depending on which one you are using.
  • Remove any static IP addresses and the save the changes and then exit.

The DHCP should work properly now.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #92915

Error 1068 on starting DHCP service



Adding NetBios over Tcpip has been fix by other. So much better if you try this one.
Start –> Control Panel –>  Network Connections –>  Right Click Properties of  Local Area Connection –>  Install new protocol 
NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol 
Then restart your Computer.
2nd Option:
go to: run–>
type services.msc–> press enter.
Look for DHCP client
If it says Acquiring Network Address that means that the dhcp client is DISABLED OR STOPPED.
Now you should start the service.
Highlight the DHCP client and on the left side you will see "START" the service, click on it and then it will say "STOP, RESTART" then double click on the service and on the startup type select Automatic Then Apply and Restart your Computer.
3rd Option
The DHCP Client Service in Windows XP, depends on these three components: 
NetBios over Tcpip
TCP/IP Protocol Driver
If one of the drivers fail to start, then the DHCP Client Service may not start. So make sure that the three driver files are present. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers folder. 
Make sure that the following files are present in the folder: afd.sys  tcpip.sys and  netbt.sys
If one or more of the driver files are missing, extract them from the Windows XP CD-ROM or from the ServicePackFilesi386 folder. Restart your computer.

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