Issue: How to fix the “Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion” on Windows 10?
A couple of days ago, I installed Windows 10 update, which caused my WiFi adapter to stop working. At the moment, I receive this error message: “Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.” What should I do? Thanks in advance!
The “Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion” error has been bugging people since last decade, and troubles still persist. Users reported that this error typically occurs after installing Windows updates.
The problem seems to be related to the dependency service and often happens to occur when trying to open Security Center, Microsoft Exchange, Print Spooler, Themes or any other service. According to Windows experts, the Error 1075 might have been triggered by the latest Windows 10 update, which might have caused driver malfunction or removal of some system components for whatever reasons.
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.
The error message (above) is quite informative as it indicates the culprit so that it would be easier to address the issue. Apparently, the culprit is related to the dependency service, so it’s important to find out what system components stopped from running properly leading to the crash of the dependent service and the emergence of the Error 1075.
However, usually, it's not possible to check the dependent services because the Dependencies tab on the Security Center window displays two empty boxes and provide zero explanation. Luckily, a simple registry hack should help you to fix “Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion,” so don’t wait any longer and try to perform the following steps.
TIP: Before you proceed with modifying the registry, we would like you to make sure that the malware is not causing errors on your Windows machine. For that, we suggest you download and install Reimage, and then perform full system scan. It is vital in case your computer is showing other symptoms, including slow performance, crashing or freezing applications, high CPU/GPU usage, frequent BSoDs, etc.
Option 1. Delete registry entry
- Click Windows key + R, type regedit, and press Enter
- If a UAC opens, click Yes to proceed
- Use the left pane to navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Dhcp directory
- Right-click on DependOnService entry and then click Delete
Option 2. Scan your system using System File Checker
- Type in cmd into the search box in taskbar
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
- When the new window opens, type in sfc /scannow and hit Enter
- Wait till Windows scans your computer (it might take awhile)
- If any bugs are found, Windows will fix it automatically
- Restart your machine
Option 3. Flush DNS settings
- Open Command Prompt (as adiminstrator)
- Once the window opens, type in ipconfig /flushdns
- The message reporting that the DNS resolver cache is flushed
- Reboot your machine
Option 4. Update network adapters
- Right-click on the Start button and select Device Manager
- In the Device Manager window, expand the Network Adapters pane
- Choose your main network adapter device, right-click on it and select Update Driver
- If Windows fins new drivers, let it install them (just follow on-screen instructions)
- Reboot your PC
Option 5. Set the services to startup automatically
- Right-click on Start button and select Run
- Type in services.msc and click OK
- Scroll down and find Windows Defender Firewall
- Right-click and select Properties
- Under the General tab pick Automatic as the startup type
- Restart the service by right-clicking on it and selecting Restart
- Do the same with Windows Management Instrumentation and restart the service
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