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If the necessary services are stopped, you need to enable them by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter services.msc. Now click OK or press Enter.
  2. When Services window opens, look for DNS Client and DHCP Client services.
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  3. Double click the service and check if the Service status is set to Running. In addition, be sure to set Startup type to Automatic. Click Apply and OK.
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  4. Make sure that both DNS Client and DHCP Client are running and are set to Automatic startup. After that, close Services window and check if the problem is resolved.

Some users are also suggesting to check the following services: Network Connections, Network List Service, Network Location Awareness and Network Store Interface Service.

To fix this problem, you need to ensure that all these services are started. As for Startup Type, you need to set Startup Type to Automatic for all services except Network Connections. As for Network Connections, set its Startup Type to Manual and save changes.

After making the changes, check if the problem is resolved.


3. Run the SFC scanner

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If none of the previous two solutions worked for you, we’re going to turn to troubleshooters. The first troubleshooting tool we’re going to try is the SFC scanner.

The SFC scanner is a command-line tool that can resolve various issues in Windows 10. Hopefully, it’ll be helpful here, as well.

Here’s how to run the SFC scan in Windows 10:

  1. o to Search, type cmd, and open the Command Prompt as Administrator.
  2. Type in the following command and press Enter: sfc/scannowthe dependency service or group failed to start
  3. Wait for the process to finish (it will take some time).
  4. Restart your computer.

4. Run the Network Troubleshooter

If you’re running at least Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1704), you have a dedicated troubleshooting tool at your service. You can use this troubleshooter to resolve various problems.

Hopefully, it’ll come in handy with this one, as well. Here’s how to run the Windows 10 Troubleshooter:

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Head over to Updates & Security and select Troubleshoot.
  3. Now, click Internet Connections, and go to Run the troubleshooter.network list service windows 10
  4. Follow further instructions, and let the wizard finish the process.
  5. Restart your computer.

5. Run DISM

And finally, the last troubleshooting tool we’re going to try is DISM. Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) deploys the system image ll over again, resolving potential problems on the way.

So, if none of the previous solutions got the job done, you can try with DISM. Here’s how to run DISM in Windows 10:

  1. Type cmd in the Windows search bar, right-click on the Command Prompt and run it as an administrator.
  2. In the command line, copy paste these lines one by one and press Enter after each:
    • DISM /online /Cleanup-Image / ScanHealthnetwork list service disabled
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  3. Wait until the procedure ends (it might take up to 10 minutes).
  4. Restart your PC.

The service to detect this status is disabled is an annoying error, but you can easily fix it by enabling the necessary services. If that doesn’t work, feel free to try any other solution from this article.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in November 2016 and was revamped and updated in January 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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