If you find that one of more of the following specified services ie. Windows Time, Windows Event Log, Windows Firewall services fail to start on your computer that is running Windows 10/8/7/Vista or Windows Server, then this article may interest you.
The services in question are:
- Windows Time (W32Time)
- Windows Event Log (eventlog)
- Windows Firewall (MpsSvc)
Windows Time, Event Log, Firewall services fail to start
Moreover, when you try to start the service/s manually, you may receive the following error message:
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.
In such a case, KB2478117 recommends that you ensure that the service is being started by the Local System account instead of by the Local Service account (NT AUTHORITY\LocalService).
To do so, type services.msc in start search and hit Enter to open Windows Services.
Scroll down to the service in question, say, Windows Firewall service and double click on it to open its Properties box.
Click Log On tab and under This account, type NT AUTHORITY\LocalService. You may set both Password fields blank.
In case of Windows Firewall service, repeat this step for the Base Filtering Engine service too, as BFE is a Service that manages firewall and Internet Protocol security.
Now you will be able to start the Services.