Manages network configuration by registering and updating IP addresses and DNS names.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Display name:||DHCP Client|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The DHCP Client service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the DHCP Client fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Dhcp service has failed to start.
DHCP Client will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreDHCPClientWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
dhcpcsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.