Error 1068 while Attempting to Connect to the Internet

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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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:

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 form 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 required tool.


2. Scroll down the window.

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

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


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.


4. Click Troubleshooting icon.

5. Click Network and Internet | Internet Connection.


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

7. Follow the on-screen instructions.


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).


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.


2. Locate below sub key:

  • 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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