• February 22, 2024

Error 1068 in Windows 7, 10: Causes and Solutions

The message for error 1068 usually says that Windows 7 or 10 is unable to start a particular service. This can happen both at the time of manually enabling the service, and when trying to perform a certain procedure. For example, when you turn on the Internet, try to play music, print a document, update Windows, etc. Services are responsible for most of the functions of the operating system and their correct configuration is very important. We’ll show you everything you need to do to fix error 1068.

1068 The dependency service or group could not be started.


An error occurred while enabling Internet Connection Sharing. Failed to start service or dependency group.

How to determine the cause of the error?

In this case, it is very important to be able to detect the problem, what needs to be done to fix the problem will depend on this. The essence of error 1068 is that many services have dependencies. That is, they depend on other, so-called child services. If the child service is not running, then the process we need to start will not work until we prepare the ground. But how do you know which services a service that won’t start depends on? Yes, it’s very simple, Windows already contains information about this.

How to find out why error 1068 appears:

  1. Open the “Control Panel” in any convenient way.
  2. Expand the list “Administration”, and then – “Services”.
  3. We are looking for a problematic process: “Print Manager”, “Windows Update”, “Windows Audio”, etc.
  4. Double-click to open the process and go to the “Dependencies” tab.

Important! Don’t forget to expand the entire list of dependencies, as a child service for this service may also require other processes to run. In other words, it is also the parent of other child services.

How to fix error 1068?

It is logical that in order to fix the failure with this code, we need to start all the necessary services. However, there is such a problem when error 1068 appears even when trying to expand the list of dependencies. For users with a similar problem, as well as for those who do not want to look for all child services themselves, we will list the main ones.

Main services and their dependencies on child services:

  • Print Manager“requires that “HTTP Service”, “Remote Procedure Call (RPC)” be active. The latter also depends on “DCOM Server Process Launcher” and “RPC Endpoint Mapper”.

failed to start service error 1068

  • Windows Audio” uses the “Windows Audio Endpoint Mapper” and “Remote Procedure Call (RPC)”, and the dependencies of the latter service are described in the last paragraph.
  • Update centre Windows‘ requires only the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service to be active.
  • Firewall“needs a “Windows Firewall Authorization Driver”. You also need to activate the “Basic Filtering Service”, which in turn depends on the “Remote Procedure Call (RPC)”.
  • Autoconfig Service WLAN» has a relatively large list of dependencies, which is why it often does not start. You need “Windows Connection Manager” and it can only be enabled when “Remote Procedure Call (RPC)” is active, it also depends on “DCOM Server Process Launcher” and “RPC Endpoint Mapper”. You also need a “NativeWiFi Filter”.

failed to start service error 1068

When it comes to internet connectivity, this is one of the most common problems and the hardest to fix. This is due to the fact that a fairly large number of services are needed to connect to the network. Here is a complete list of them and the correct state.

Windows Connection Manager (Automatic)

RPC Remote Procedure Call (Automatic)

WLAN AutoConfig Service (Automatic)

WWAN Autoconfiguration (Manual or Automatic).

Application Level Gateway Service (Manual)

Connected Network Awareness Service (Automatic)

Remote Access Connection Manager (Manual)

Remote Access Automatic Connection Manager (Manual)

SSTP Service (Manual)

Routing and Remote Access (Manual).

Network Member Identity Manager (Manual)

PNRP Protocol (Manual)

Telephony (Manual)

Plug and Play (Manual)

By going to child services and starting them (possible through right-click and drop-down menu), you should be able to enable the desired service and get rid of error 1068 in Windows 7, 10. We gave you both a “fishing rod” and “fish” so there shouldn’t be any problems.

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