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Published: April 20, 2015 | Applies to:

Getting "Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion'' while starting services in Windows 8 or later? Fix is here.

We have already seen many issues regarding various services, when dependency service do not coordinate, the actual service failed to start as a consequence of this. Recently, we came around the similar problem for Security Center service. If you can’t start Security Center service, checkout this fix. After applying the same fix, one of my reader asked that he now gets different error and thus can’t start the service. This is what he received now:

Windows could not start the Security Center service on Local Computer.

Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.

Error 1075: The Dependency Service Does Not Exist Or Has Been Marked For Deletion

This error is not only bound to Security Center service, but you can get this with other services too, which have dependency on some other services. In such a case, when try to check Dependencies tab for the service, you’ll find that both the boxes (This service depends on the following system components and vice versa) are empty.

Error 1075: The Dependency Service Does Not Exist Or Has Been Marked For Deletion

After doing a bit research on this error, we found that this hiccup can be tackled easily from registry manipulation. Also, you may want to give a try by running SFC /SCANNOW in administrative Command Prompt and see if it helps. Even if this not helps and you’re still getting Error 1075, no matter whichever the service is, try this general method by substituting your service name in successive steps:

FIX : The Dependency Service Does Not Exist Or Has Been Marked For Deletion

NOTE : Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries, also its better to create a System Restore point before proceeding.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

RegistryEditor

2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<service name>

Here you need to identify the technical service name for which you’re facing issue and substitute into above mentioned location. To identify the service name, run services.msc command. In the Services window, double click the issue creating service. On the General tab, notice the Service name there, this is what you need to place in the registry location mentioned above. Thus, for example; if the Service name is wscsvc, registry location becomes HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc.

Error 1075: The Dependency Service Does Not Exist Or Has Been Marked For Deletion

3. Once arrived the correct registry location for the service with which you’re facing problem, highlight the Service name key and export it as backup. Now come to its right pane, you’ll find that there is multi-valued registry string named DependOnService. Simply right click on it and select Delete. Select Yes here:

Error 1075: The Dependency Service Does Not Exist Or Has Been Marked For Deletion

Finally after deleting the string, you can close Registry Editor. Reboot the machine, and retry to start the service. This time the service will start as usual, without any error.

That’s it! Go here if you’re facing Error 1079 while starting services in Windows 8.1.


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8 Comments

  • Windows could not start the VMware Authorization service service on local computer.

    error 1075: the dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion. how to fix this problem.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Identify the service name from Services window, and locate the corresponding registry key, then proceed as directed. Let me know if you need further help, Good luck :)

  • IN MY LAPTOP DEPENDENCY SERVICES OR GROUP FAILED TO START HOW FIX HELP

  • Deleted is yet another starter to do.

  • Wow, wow, wow.
    This works to my computer when the services get error and stop Windows Themes and causing my Windows 7 look like XP.
    This article are so much usefull.
    Thank you for your help.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help 😎

  • That’s awesome, Thanks for the useful guide

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ 😊

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