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    Programs (not network associated) refuse to open "dependency service or group failed to start"

    Hi chaps, hopefully someone might be able to help!
    Windows Vista Home Edition

    On attempting to open programs such as Advanced System Care and Skype Installation Files, I get the following message.

    The dependency service or group failed to start

    I have tried to check the error reports, open services from cp and run cmd (administrative rights) and get the same message.

    I have also run the usual scans but can't find anything relevant.

    PLEASE HELP!?

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    Re: Programs (not network associated) refuse to open "dependency service or group failed to start"

    Hi friend , as i can see this is your very first post, i would like to make you know that please search the forum before posting any new query to avoide duplication. Anyways, there are many threads and discusiion already available here regarding the same issue. Just go through it hope it wil help you:
    http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/870516.htm
    http://forums.techarena.in/windows-v...rk/1038559.htm
    http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/1097743.htm
    http://forums.techarena.in/windows-v...rk/1166746.htm
    Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start

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    Re: Programs (not network associated) refuse to open "dependency service or group failed to start"

    They all apply to network adapters and the like, whereby in this case the error occurs on loading cmd, skype installation file and services program.
    Please help!

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    Re: Programs (not network associated) refuse to open "dependency service or group failed to start"

    I have the same problem as the above but i cannot even rum command prompt as it still says 'dependancy service or group failed to start' cant even restart any of the services! any suggestions?
    nb. i have already restored my laptop to factory settings and still get this message!! i still do have access to the net though!

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    Re: Programs (not network associated) refuse to open "dependency service or group failed to start"

    You will need to run a command prompt as administrator

    Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt (Right-Click and Run as Administrator)

    At the command Prompt type : netsh winsock reset.

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