"Error 1068" Error Message when you try to start the Windows Firewall service
When you attempt to start the Windows Firewall service in a Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer, the following error message may appear:
Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.
To resolve this issue, make sure that all dependant services have been started. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, Run and type Services.msc
- Double-click the Network Connections entry
- Set its Startup type to Manual
- Click Start to start the service
- Double-click Windows Management Instrumentation
- Set its Startup type to Automatic
- Click Start to start the service.
After starting the two dependant services, try to start the Windows Firewall service.
The dependency information for a service can be determined using the Services applet, or using the SC command-line utility. Click Start, Run and type cmd /k sc qc sharedaccess and press enter. The output should look like:
[SC] GetServiceConfig SUCCESS
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
DEPENDENCIES : Netman
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem