Error 1068: Unable to Start DHCP Client on Local Computer

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I have a Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.When I check the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP service, It stops automatically. And when I start the service, nothing happens; it only shows the error “Could not start the DHCP Client service on Local Computer.” It comes with an Error 1068. And also, the reliance service or group is unsuccessful to start. Can someone lend a hand and help me on this? Thanks.

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Error 1068: Unable to Start DHCP Client on Local Computer

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Hi Juvelyn Alemana!
 
DHCP usually depends on three components and these are AFD, NetBios over TCPIP and TCP/IP Protocol Driver. If you miss any one of this components then your DHCP will not likely to start.
 
Make sure these components are present in your system. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to %Windir%System32Drivers folder. Be sure to find these files in your folder: 
-afd.sys
-tcpip.sys
-netbt.sys
If one of those are missing, try to extract them from your Windows XP CD-ROM or from ServicePackFilesi386 (whatever the latest version is).
 
Next, try to verify your DHCP Dependencies by Command Prompt. Type this line:
CMD /K SC QC DHCP
 
The output of it should be like the image below:
 
If you have the same output, see if your components are running and you may be able to start DHCP. Try to run cmd again and type DEVMGMT.MSC. In the View menu, choose Show hidden devices, double click 'Non-Plug and Play drivers' section. Double click the entry AFD and click the Driver tab. Set the startup type to System. Do the same with the other two drivers namely TCP/IP Protocol Driver and NetBios over TCPIP.
 
Hope this helps!

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