Error 1079--DHCP Client service cannot start

Dear everyone,

Could you bring me some solution for DHCP client service does not start please?

I have tried to give permission DHCP in registry but it is still the same cannot start.

Below is my problem screenshot.

Thank in advance.

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Last updated January 29, 2019 Views 10,185 Applies to:

Hi Susan,


Let me gather some information in order to assist you better.


1.      When do you get the error code?

2.      Were there any recent changes made on the computer prior to the issue?


Let’s follow these methods and check if it helps.


Method 1: Check if you can start the dependency service for DHCP client service.


a. Click on Start and them type cmd and press Enter.


b. In the command prompt type: CMD /K SC QC DHCP press Enter and check if the dependency service is started.


Verify that the Dependency Service / components are running:


a. Click Start, Run and type DEVMGMT.MSC.

b. In the View menu, click Show hidden devices.

c. Double-click Non-Plug and Play drivers section.

d. Double-click the entry AFD, and click the Driver tab.

e. Set the Startup type to System.

f. Start the service. Note down the error message if any.

g. Similarly start the two other drivers namely:

TCP/IP Protocol Driver

NetBios over Tcpip

h. Close Device Manager and restart the computer.

i. Now check if you can start the DHCP service.


Method 2: Perform a System File Checker (SFC) scan.


Perform a System File Checker (SFC) scan on your computer. SFC tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.


Refer the following article for more information on using SFC tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files:


How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7


If the above steps fail, I would suggest that you perform a System Restore on the computer to restore back the previous settings.


Method 3: What is System Restore?


Important: System Restore will not revert any of your non-system files like documents, email, music, etc. to a previous state. These types files are completely unaffected by System Restore. If your intention with this tool was to recover a deleted non-system file, try using a file recovery program instead of System Restore.



Please update us with the results and we will be happy to assist you further.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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