After cleaning a Windows computer from malware, I ran into this strange issue when attempting to connect to the internet. The computer was showing a big red X over the wireless icon and upon opening the Network and Sharing Center I would see the error message The Dependency Service or Group Failed To Start.
I was able to solve this issue by running two simple commands in Command Prompt.
Follow these steps
Press the Windows Key to bring up the start menu and start typing cmd. Select Command Prompt from the result list
Type the below commands in Command Prompt
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit
First command will reset winsock entries and second will reset the TCP/IP stack
- Restart your computer
And now you should have a working wireless connection.