Edit: I made a slight mistake. The login account I had for the DHCP client was under Local Service. So, just to check things, I added in "local service" under permissions for the dhcp and tcpip keys and all their subkeys. This got the dhcp service running, but the Internet still does not work and I still get the message about the dependency service/group failing to start. When I type "ipconfig /release" in the command line, it now responds with "An address has not yet been associated with the network endpoint." What do I do now?
Edit: I might have been working around nowhere this entire time. When I checked the Device Manager, I noticed that under Network adapters, the Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #11 failed (Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device). Can anyone tell me what this device is and whether or not this is really the source of my problem?
Edit: I think this might have something to do with the problem: how do I enable a Vista Client to obtain an ipv6 dhcp address?
Edit: My base filtering engine service is giving me "Error 5: Access Denied." I'm guessing all the services I mentioned earlier and more failed while following up from this. The log in account is to local service, so I added in "local service" to the registry key (and its subkeys) and gave it full control. That did not fix the problem. This service depends on the RPC service and the DCOM Server Process Launcher, both of which are already running. Any help?
Edit: I managed to get the base filtering engine service running along with its dependencies (and some additional other services). I can now detect a network (it no longer gives the message with dependency services failing). The computer is linked to a router and it can detect the network, but it does not have internet access. Any help?
OS is Vista
I am on another computer right now.
**I posted this same thread titled as "Locked from Admin Account" under Vista forums (so you can delete that one if necessary).
Edited by Siryu, 21 October 2011 - 06:05 PM.