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I have suddenly become unable to access my XP (Sp 2) Security Center. I have gone to the Services Center and tried to start the stopped service, but get: Error Message 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start.

With the assistance of a Microsoft Support person I recently installed the Windows Validation Tool, and I believe that had something to do with it. But when I took the issue back to her she referred me to MS support groups and forums where I could seek assistance, but I was unable to find anything there.

Any ideas...?

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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes
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Keith-
Thanks for the reply.
I did as directed, but am still unable to start the security center service.
When I clicked on the Dependencies tab at the Security Center Properties window I got the following: Win32: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion[b], and there is nothing in either of the boxes about what the service depends on, or what depends on the service.
Ideas again...?
Thanks again.
Dan
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You can use these to repair XP

XP Repair Install

Or here if you are unable to run XP Repair Install

Alternative XP Repair Install Method

Use Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, from the list, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Keith -
Thanks for the ready reply!
I will try the repair install as you suggest.
I have previously attempted a repair install, but got the message that the version of XP on my computer is more recent than that on the disk I'm using, and wouldn't allow me to do anything further. Does what you suggest account for such a situation?
Thanks again
Dan
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Be careful with that because you should only get that when you try to use an SP1 XP CD to install onto a PC which has had SP2 added to it

The guides are straightforward but please post back if you get anything different
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Keith -
It worked! And it also restored the Task Scheduler which I had also lost some time ago, but couldn't figure out how to restore.
I have also reinstalled Sp2 and all the updates.
The only issue that now remains is an intermittent inability to access the internet. I have a DSL connection, and sometimes it connects right up, other times not. This has started just since I did the reinstall, and checking the connection indicates I am connected, but my browser (either IE alone, or in my Juno program) can't find the server. I have the LAN settings at "automatically detect", and it sometimes helps to unplug and replug the wire between my router and CPU, but not always. Also, another computer in the house that uses the DSL via a wireless connection will be working while my machine, connected by wire, doesn't.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Dan
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Win32: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion[/i][b],


Have you run a scandisk?
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Run Winsockxpfix, bottom of list

http://www.geekstogo...action=cat&id=2
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Keith -
I got it... I did it... It did it!
Thanks!
Dan
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Thank You for letting me know
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Keith -
You are welcome.
And while I am at it... do you receive/accept donations for your assistance? If so, how might I make one?
Other of your GtG colleagues who have helped me have had links for making such, but I don't find one with your info.
Thanks again
Dan
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Hello Dan

Next time you see anything you feel drawn to helping with, send them a donation if you would like to

Regards

Keith
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