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Windows 7 Network Services not starting? (Firewall/DHCP)

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  • Had an issue with my windows 7 PC today, possibly due to a bad shutdown. Was blue screening. Anyway, brought it back with last known good and all seemed well until I could not get online. Noticed firewall was not able to start, dhcp client would not start due to access denied. I finally got online by going to my config and manually entering my networks IP and DNS info. So I can now get online, but still getting errors and network services seem to be giving me issues.

     

    All I did change was give the network service full permission on the dhcp and tcpip keys but still having errors. 

     

    So I can use the PC for now but would like to be able to get these services working and fixed.

     

    Here are some eventvwr events:

     

    EventID:7001
    The Network List Service service depends on the Network Location Awareness service which failed to start because of the following error: 

    The service has not been started.

     

    EventID:7004
    The Network Location Awareness service terminated with service-specific error %%-1073741288.

    EventID:7023

    The DHCP Client service terminated with the following error: 

    Access is denied.

     

    EventID:7001
    The Windows Firewall service depends on the Base Filtering Engine service which failed to start because of the following error: 

    Access is denied.

     

    EventID:7023
    The Base Filtering Engine service terminated with the following error: 

    Access is denied.

     

     

     

     

    Suggestions?

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3:31 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    First of all, you could try System Restore to get back to a previous time point which Windows 7 worked fine.

     

    If the issue persists, we could try the following steps to check it:

     

    1.    Use command SFC /scannow to repair corrupted system files:

     

    How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

     

    2.    Add localservice and networkservice to the administrator group:

     

    Open a privileged command prompt, type the following commands:

     

    net localgroup administrators localservice /add

    net localgroup administrators networkservice /add

     

    Hope it helps.

     

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    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:04 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    First of all, you could try System Restore to get back to a previous time point which Windows 7 worked fine.

     

    If the issue persists, we could try the following steps to check it:

     

    1.    Use command SFC /scannow to repair corrupted system files:

     

    How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

     

    2.    Add localservice and networkservice to the administrator group:

     

    Open a privileged command prompt, type the following commands:

     

    net localgroup administrators localservice /add

    net localgroup administrators networkservice /add

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Alex Zhao

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum.

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


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    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:04 AM
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  • yeah. . lots of things not starting after my last security updates...

    I don't believe add ing localservice and networkservice to local administrators group is a sound solution.

     


    gimme some slamming techno!!!!
    Friday, December 31, 2010 6:12 AM
  • Hello George L,

     

    How are you?

     

    I just want to say hi and see how this is going. Please drop me a quick note at you convenience to let me know the current status of this issue. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks, and have a great day!

     

    Alex Zhao

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    Monday, January 03, 2011 2:31 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

     

    BTW, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

     

    Alex Zhao

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    Friday, January 07, 2011 4:49 AM
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  • My computer (though already crashed, supposedly from a virus) had the same error. In addition, after a few hours my computer will lose its internet connection, even though the network center indicates that it is connected. The only way I was able to fix the internet was to restart, and each time I restarted my computer would crash and I would need to start System Restore. Recently even SR couldn't fix my computer, so now I'm going to count it officially dead (unless it starts up correctly again).

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:50 AM
  • Hi sir,

    while adding local and network service i am getting following system error-1376 and message "specified local group does not exist"

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:14 PM