DHCP service keeps stopping

Posted on 2013-08-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-09-04
When I start the DHCP service it stops within a few seconds.  I get this error in the event log.  I have tried removing all files from c:\windows\system32\dhcp and these are recreated when start service but then the service stops

Faulting application name: svchost.exe_DHCPServer, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc3c1
Faulting module name: dhcpssvc.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c5cd
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000004da7c
Faulting process id: 0x30b8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cea50cb4bc86c8
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Faulting module path: c:\windows\system32\dhcpssvc.dll
Report Id: fbb025be-10ff-11e3-b612-5cf3fc2a4147

followed by this
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: svchost.exe_DHCPServer
P2: 6.1.7600.16385
P3: 4a5bc3c1
P4: dhcpssvc.dll
P5: 6.1.7601.17514
P6: 4ce7c5cd
P7: c0000005
P8: 000000000004da7c

Attached files:

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Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: fbb025be-10ff-11e3-b612-5cf3fc2a4147
Report Status: 4
Question by:jimcrint
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Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 39450898
anything else on the network advertising itself as a dhcp server?
do you see any event id 1053 in the system log?

Author Comment

ID: 39450928
No I checked that first and no event 1053  Oddly enough after 3 hours of trying to get this working it is now working.  The only thing I did was uninstall an online backup we don't use any more.  I had also removed all files from the system32\dhcp folder then started the service.  It recreated the files but then stopped.  So I deleted them all again and put the original ones back and now it is working and has been for about 20 minutes
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WORKS2011 earned 1000 total points
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I had an offsite backup (Ibackup) that would pull DNS on different ports until the firewall shutdown which then affected DNS and eventually DHCP. I ran netstat to notice what was going on and saw the offsite backup software causing the problem. Is it fully uninstalled now?

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