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#1 Kenneyd2c

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:41 PM

My computer cannot connect to my home network. I checked the connection with my laptop and connected fine. When I investigated this further I found that my DHCP Client Service was not started. I clicked the start button and received the following message " Could not start the DHCP Client service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified. The path to executable is : C:\WINDOWS|System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
How can I restore this file?

Thank you in advance for your advice and help

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

Could you please run this command?

sfc /scannow



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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:14 PM

Thank you for the quick reply.
I ran sfc/scannow. I did not get any error messages
The service still fails to start

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:19 PM

My computer cannot connect to my home network. I checked the connection with my laptop and connected fine. When I investigated this further I found that my DHCP Client Service was not started. I clicked the start button and received the following message " Could not start the DHCP Client service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified. The path to executable is : C:\WINDOWS|System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
How can I restore this file?

Thank you in advance for your advice and help


Look at the BOLD portion and I highlighted the issue. Something changed that to a pipe symbol. I would highly recommend running some malware scans like http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and http://www.superantispyware.com and post the results. You might be infected.

#5 Kenneyd2c

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

oops that pipeline was a typo, it should have been a \
The executable should be C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
I double checked it for accuracy this time

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:44 PM

Run the scans mentioned above.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:12 PM

Scans running :-)

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:28 PM

Did you check to ensure that DHCP is enabled per the connection?

http://support.myfishonline.net/win_xp/lan_dhcp_xp.htm

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/dhcp.htm

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:31 PM

Did you check to ensure that DHCP is enabled per the connection?

http://support.myfishonline.net/win_xp/lan_dhcp_xp.htm

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/dhcp.htm

Louis



DHCP Client is kind of a required service.




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