Windows could not start the WLAN AutoConfig Service on Windows


  1. I just checked my Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit simply to see how my own WLAN AutoConfig was doing; it shows like in your graphic for “after applying the fix”, including type automatic, but for status instead of “Running” says “Started”, Obviously, I get internet with such setting, so is this just the way my version of Win7 does the same thing, or is it necessary to tweak?

  2. ^^ If your registry configuration is same as of mine, and you’re not facing any trouble in using WiFi, there is no need to tweak 🙂

  3. Thank you! Just wanted to be sure I hadn’t missed some little nuance in a smaller, non-gpe version of Windows 7.

  4. No, these steps did not work. I am trying the sfc /scannow as I type this. Someone entered my name illegally into the criminal system when I was never arrested for anything to steal all of my promotions. If you notice many of your files owned by SYSTEM, you are most likely in the criminal system and they are stealing your computer remotely. They are most likely stealing your wlansvc service as well.

  5. Not working in me mu troble is the eror 1206: The network conection profilnis corrupted

  6. I tried this for Windows 10 and I am still seeing Atheros Wireless Networks “Wlan auto config service is not running. Please start the service.”

  7. No this didn’t work for me… I have to start the WLan autoconfig every now and then as it stops automatically…

  8. In the registry editor I couldn’t find the dhcp. how is that? I got the same problem anyway and I was trying to do your procedures but when I got to registry editor there is no dhcp under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.what should I do? I can’t access the internet anymore.

  9. I did two things to fix my Gateway laptop (Windows 7) that was having this same issue. First, I did the regedit described above, removing everything except Afd. I got some kind of error message about the string, but I just closed it. Then I opened a cmd prompt and typed these three words> netsh winsock reset. Hit enter. When it said it was finished, I restarted my laptop and it was back to normal and connected to the Internet flawlessly.

  10. Thanks…….
    I hope this will work


    Ohhhit did not….

    Same problem continue….

    Says error 999

  11. I followed your directions exactly and fixed my son’s ASUS laptop running Windows 10 which is currently the ONLY computer in our house and had not been connecting to the internet for several weeks…THANK YOU!

  12. Hello All
    I recently bought a new laptop of Dell Inspiron 15 3567.
    I observe that i am not able to enable wifi connection
    I installed all drivers ,still its not allowing to enable wifi.
    Since its a new laptop i would not expect any hardware flaws.
    Can you please help ?

  13. Up and running. Thanks much for the fix, it works beautifully and I had the very same error message you came across. Cheers*

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