"Windows could not start the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Service..."


  • I searched and none of the 'answers' given can solve my problem. Basically I was sharing my LAN network through my wireless pci card. Since my wireless pci card broadcasts dual band a/b/g/n I figured it would help with my iphone and my other wireless networks. However one day it just stopped and I didn't quite have the time to fix it. But now I don't remember when it stopped working and I tried a system restore. Short of reformatting, which I really don't want to do, I'm stuck. When I try to activate sharing it tells me, "Windows could not start the Internet Connectino Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer. Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion."

    All my services for networking are on except this one. I tried the sfc /scan now, and it says nothing is wrong. I tried restoring to the earliest restore point I had... no luck. My computer doesn't have a virus. Please... help me
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:18 PM


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  • From Answers:

    You may try the following methods.

    Method 1

    Step 1

    I would suggest that you check if you can start the dependency service for DHCP client service.

    A.   Click on Start and them type cmd and press Enter

    B.   In the command prompt type: CMD /K SC QC DHCP

    C.   Press Enter check if the dependency service is started.

    Step 2:Verify that the Dependency Service / components are running

    A.   ClickStart, type “DEVMGMT.MSC”in the start search box and press enter.

    B.   In theView menu, clickShow hidden devices

    C.   Double-click Non-Plug and Play drivers section

    D.   Double-click the entryAncillary Function Driver for Winsock, and click theDriver tab

    E.    Set theStartup type toSystem.

    F.    Start theservice. Note down the error message if any.

    G.   Similarly start the two other drivers namely:
    • TCP/IP Protocol Driver
    NetBios over Tcpip

    H.   Close Device Manager andrestart Windows.

    I.    Now check if you can start the DHCP service.

    Method 2

    Step 1

    Reset TCP/IP

    A.   Click start, type “cmd” in the start search box

    B.   Right click cmd at the top of the menu and select “run as administrator”

    C.   Type the following command in the command prompt:netsh int ip reset logfile.txt

    D.   Restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

    Step 2

    If resetting TCP/IP does not help, run sfc scan (system file checker) on your computer.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:03 PM
  • Hi,

    To uninstall and reinstall the wireless pci card driver first, and you may have a system In-Place Upgrade. In the meantime, to reset firewall to default and temporarily disable it.

    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2

    Windows 7 - Internet Connection Sharing failed to start

    how to enable internet connection sharing on windows 7


    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:44 AM
  • Hey I'm really sorry it took so long, no none of these help me.
    system file checker DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!! it says it found nothing. The picture shows something. - Event Viewer. - Showing I cannot use ICS
    • Edited by BlueWindX Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:28 AM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:26 AM
  • To have a try with these two discussions. I think that there is some servcie which does not start.  Error1075 is more relate to firewall, you'd better temporarily disable firewall for test.

    An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed?

    Error "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. (null)"

    Hope that helps.


    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:27 AM
  • It appears... there is something wrong with my firewall...?

    I have mcafee that manages it though. Do you think that is why I'm having trouble with my ICS?
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:21 AM

    I decided to do what was said here,

    Just proving again SFC /SCANNOW picks up nothing. In addition that something is obviously wrong :(

    Now I'm going to say this before, that things came up wrong but perfectly clean BEFORE AND STILL after I set up a partition and installed a windows 7 again. In hopes I could transfer the GOOD files over. I haven't done it yet, because I would imagine it would be hell and I don't quite know what files to bring over. Any ideas?
    • Edited by BlueWindX Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:02 PM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:59 PM
  • Hi,

    Restore Windows Firewall settings

    In the meantime, you'd better disable macfee.

    If the issue persists, to have an In-Place upgrade.

    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2


    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, June 01, 2012 1:39 AM
  • Won't let me restore defaults. And I cannot do an in-place upgrade because my computer restarts 6 times before it actually boots up. A pain in the ass, and as such the loaded stuff to start doing an upgrade gets lost.
    Friday, June 01, 2012 3:41 AM
  • Hi,

    To repair the firewall first, and then the ICS.  Based on your screenshot, the firewall error code is 0x80070424. Here are two articles that may help you.

    Error Code 0x80070424 with Windows Firewall and "Base Filtering Engine Service" Not available in services database list

    Error 0x80070424 occurs when you use Windows Update, Microsoft Update, or Windows Firewall

    Hope that helps.


    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by BlueWindX Friday, June 01, 2012 10:44 PM
    Friday, June 01, 2012 7:53 AM
  • THANK YOU! It solved everything. ISC is now working. Thank you!!!!!!
    Friday, June 01, 2012 10:44 PM