Many users have reported seeing an error while starting some services on their systems. This happens because of some underlying conflicts in the system or if some settings in the system have changed. This error is commonly seen with the windows update service. However, can be seen with other services as well. The complete error message is as shown below:
Windows could not start the Windows Update service on Local Computer.
Error:1058 The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
Fix 1 – Make sure the startup type is not disabled
1 – Just double click on the service with which you are facing this error.
2 – Now, set the startup type to anything other than disabled.
3 -Now, click on Apply.
4 -Now, try to start the service.
Fix 2: Tweak the Start Registry key within the Service
1. Open the Run Dialog.
2. Type regedit and press Enter key.
3. If you see a User Access Control(UAC) window requesting your permission, click on Yes.
4. In the Registry Editor window, enter the below location in the search bar.
5. You can see all the services listed within the Services key.
6. From the left-hand side, click on the problematic service.
Note that, the name of the problematic service can be found out by clicking the service from the list in service manager.
7. from the right-hand side, double-click on the Start key.
8. The Edit DWORD window opens. Set the value to 2.
9. Click on OK.
10. Within the same service, locate the key named DependOnService on the right-hand side.
11. Double-click on DependOnService.
12. Note the dependent service.
13. From the navigation panel on the left-hand side, locate the dependent service.
14. Click on the dependent service.
15. On the right-hand side, double-click on the Start key. Ensure the value is 2.
If there is more than one dependent service, repeat the same process.
16. Finally, restart the system to see the effect.
Check if this helps. If not, try the next method.
Fix 3: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
1. Open the Run Dialog.
2. Type ms-settings:troubleshoot and press Enter.
3. Click on Additional troubleshooters.
Note: In Windows 11, click on Other Troubleshooters.
4. In Windows 11, click on the Run button next to the Windows Update.
Note: In Windows 10, click on the Windows Update and then click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
6. The Troubleshooter window opens and suggests the possible fixes.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions and apply these fixes.
Fix 4: Start the Service from Services
1. Open the Run Dialog with the keys Windows+R.
2. Type services.msc and press Enter.
3. In the Services window that opens, locate and double-click on the service causing the issue.
4. Select Automatic from the Startup type drop-down.
5. Click on the Apply button.
6. Click on the Start button.
7. Go to the Dependencies tab.
8. Note the Services under the section The services depend on the following system components.
9. Close the Properties window. Go back to the Services window.
10. Locate the dependent services and ensure they are running. If they are not, follow steps 3 to 6 to start the service.
Check if the error has been solved.
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