Error 1068 while Attempting to Connect to the Internet

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You have a wireless Internet connection and it won’t connect to the Internet due to system misconfiguration. It fails followed by one or more error messages given below:

  • Error 1068: The dependency or group failed to start the WLAN Auto Config service on the local computer
  • Error 1068: Windows would not start the Task Scheduler Service on Local Computer.
  • Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.


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Restart WLAN Auto Config

Your computer has failed to start WLAN Auto Config service which provides the logic required to configure, discover, connect to and disconnect from a wireless local area network (WLAN). Restart the service as follows:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Open Services tool from Run dialog box. Open Run by pressing Windows Key + R, and then use “services.msc” command to open up the essential utility.

Services-Tool

2. Scroll down the window.

3. Right click “WLAN AutoConfig” and choose Properties.

4. In the new dialog that opens, select Startup Type: Automatic

Set-Automatic-Service-Type-for-WLAN-AutoConfig

5. Click Start button under Service Status category.

6. Click Apply, and then OK.

7. Exit out of the screen; restart your PC.

Use Network Diagnostic

Using Network Troubleshooting utility you can find and fix Internet connection error 1068.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Open Control Panel by pressing Windows Key + X; choosing that option.

2. Type following in the Address Bar window on top:

  • Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\

3. Press ENTER.

Control-Panel-Troubleshooting

4. Click Troubleshooting icon.

5. Click Network and Internet | Internet Connection.

Network-and-Internet-Icon

6. It opens up a new wizard. Click “Advanced” link, and then click “Run as administrator.”

7. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Internet-Connection-Troubleshooting-Wizard

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start; type “Troubleshooting” in Search Box.

2. Open up that.

3. Refer Steps # 5-7 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 section.

Modify Service Dependency

Terminate the net spooler service, configure its dependency and then restart it again.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Command Prompt (Admin).

Net-Stop-Spooler

2. Execute below commands in given sequence:

  • Net stop spooler
  • Sc config spooler depend= RPCSS
  • Net start spooler
  • Exit

3. Restart your computer.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start; type “CMD.”

2. From Search Results, right click the keyword and select Run as administrator.

3. Refer Steps # 2-3 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Change Registry Settings

Your system settings are not properly configured. Here are the steps to deal with Registry issues that are causing error 1068:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Open up Registry Editor using “RegEdit” command in Search.

RegEdit

2. Locate below subkey:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dhcp\

3. Double click “DependOnService” string.

4. Replace its value with “Afd” (without quotes); press ENTER.

5. Exit out of the screen and restart your PC.

Rename Specified File

A file named RtBackup might be corrupted. Rename the file as follows:

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode by opening System Configuration with “MsConfig” command in Run dialog, and then activating “Safe boot” option under Boot tab.

2. Execute below command:

  • CD C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI
  • Rename RtBackup RtBackup2
  • EXIT
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