WWW Publishing service will not start, HTTP and HTTPS dependencies failing

Hi, World Wide Web Publishing service will not start on my sharepoint server due to failing dependencies.

When the WWW Publishing service fails to start I get the following error message in the event log:

"The World Wide Web Publishing Service service depends on the HTTP SSL service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start. "

So, if i try to manually start the HTTP SSL service, I get the following error in the event log.

"The HTTP SSL service depends on the HTTP service which failed to start because of the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified. "

I can't try and start the HTTP service explicitly, because I don't see it in the list of services. Can someone give me some ideas how to proceed from here? Thanks.

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I would reinstall WWW services and retry.

Anything in the event logs ?

Is this a first time install ?
Was it ever working ?

I hope this helps !
IvrnetAuthor Commented:
Yes, worked fine for awhile, we have sharepoint installed on this server. One morning it just wasn't working anymore. In the event logs, all I see is what I described.

I'll try removing the services and adding back.
IvrnetAuthor Commented:
No luck.

The HTTP service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

What file is the HTTP service looking for? Is there a DLL I need to re-register?
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IvrnetAuthor Commented:
Seems like this might actually be related to a corrupt tcpip stack. I cannot even do an 'ipconfig', as I get the error "an internal error occurred: the request is not supported."

I have tried rebuilding the tcpip stack with no luck. I'm not sure what else to do here.
sfc/ scannow for a start ( need OS CD )
ANd then check for malware and hardware issues.

I hope this helps !
IvrnetAuthor Commented:
I'll try the sfc thing in the morning, but this is a virtual machine, so hardware issues are not a factor. I have 50+ other vm's running on the same hosts as this one.
IvrnetAuthor Commented:
Couldn't get it going, and since this was a VM, I've destroyed it and cloned another. Please close the question. Thanks.

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