Networking service not running View The Full Article Student was unable to access the Internet, and opening the Network and Sharing center gave an error message about the service not being started or being unable to start. Error logging and the Event Viewer are also not working, both give errors about the service being unable to start. Fixed by logging into Administrator account under Safe Mode and running netsh winsock reset at command line. To enable Administrator account: go to Run: control userpasswords2 and enable the Administrator account in the Advanced tab. Then log out and log into Admin account.