Fix: Wlan AutoConfig Service Not Running (Error 1067) in Windows 8.1, 10

By: Marian Cularea
5 minute read

Seems that the error message “Wlan AutoConfig Service Not Running” error mainly happens to users that have upgraded their systems to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system but we have some tweaks and workarounds that you can do and fix in the shortest time possible the Error 1067 “Wlan AutoConfig Service Not Running” in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Fix Wlan AutoConfig Service Not Running (Error 1067) in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
We will try first to do an update of your Wlan drivers as these are the first to go out when upgrading to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 as well as adjusting the network settings you currently have in your Windows operating system and see how it goes from there. You will also need to follow the tutorial below in the order the steps are posted to save you as much time as possible.

Tutorial for fixing Wlan AutoConfig Service Not Running (Error 1067) [Windows 8.1, Windows 10]

First step:

  1. Press and hold the button “Windows” and the button “X”.
  2. From the menu that shows up you will need to left click or tap on the “Command Prompt (admin)” icon.
  3. Now that you have the command prompt with administrative rights in front of the screen you will need to write the following command: “netsh winsock reset catalog” without the quotes.
  4. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  5. Write the following command: “netsh int ip reset reset.log hit” without the quotes.
  6. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  7. Now you will need to restart your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system.
  8. Check and see if you still cannot connect to your wireless network.

Second step:

  1. Left click or tap on the “Start” button.
  2. In the Start window you need to write the following: “services.msc” without the quotes.
  3. When the search is finished left click or tap on the “services.msc” icon that pops up.
  4. Now you have a “Services” window in front of the screen.
  5. Look on the right side panel in this window for “WLAN Autoconfig”
  6. Right click or hold tap on the “WLAN Autoconfig” feature.
  7. Left click or tap on the “Properties” feature for the “WLAN Autoconfig” option.
  8. Left click or tap on the “General” tab situated in the upper side of the “Properties” window.
  9. On the right from the “Startup type” you will need to left click on the drop-down menu and select “Automatic” feature.
  10. Left click or tap on the “Start” button in this window.
  11. Left click or tap on the “Apply” button.
  12. Left click or tap on the “OK” button.
  13. Close all the windows you opened so far and reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device.
  14. Check to see if you have your wireless up and running again.

Third step:

  1. Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “X” button.
  2. Left click or tap on the “Command Prompt (admin)” icon from the menu.
  3. In the command prompt window you will need to write the following: “sfc /scannow” without the quotes.
  4. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  5. Let the system file checker finish the process.
  6. After it finished close the “Command Prompt” window.
  7. Reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 system.
  8. Check to see if you still have this issue.

Forth step:

  1. Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “W” button.
  2. Write the following in the search bar that shows: “Updates” without the quotes.
  3. After the search is finished left click or tap on the “Windows Updates” feature.
  4. In this window you will have a feature that is named “Check for updates”, you will need to left click or tap on it.
  5. Now you will need to install all the available updates for your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 that show up in the window above by following the instructions on the screen.
  6. Reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device and check to see if you wireless network is working for you now.

Fifth step:

  1. Go to “device manager” window in your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
  2. Uninstall the Wlan adaptor from there.
  3. Go to the manufacturer’s website and install from there the latest version of the driver that is compatible with your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. We also strongly recommend this third-party tool (100% safe and tested by us) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC.

Sixth step:

In this step we will do a system restore of the Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 back to a point where you did not have the Wlan issue.
Note: As a reminder you should always make a backup copy of your files before attempting this particular step.

  1. Move the mouse over to the upper right side of the screen.
  2. From the menu that pops up left click or tap on the “Search” feature.
  3. In the search box present there you will need to write the following: “Control Panel”.
  4. Left click or tap on the “Control Panel” icon after the search is finished.
  5. From the Control Panel window you will have there a search box.
  6. Write in the search box the following: “Recovery” without the quotes.
  7. Left click or tap on the “Recovery” feature after the search is finished.
  8. Left click or tap on the “Open System Restore” feature.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the system restore and bring your operating system to an earlier point in time and solve your Wlan issue.

Seventh step:

As a last resort you will need to completely uninstall and reinstall your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system but only if the steps above did not solve the “Error 1067 Wlan AutoConfig Service Not Running” message.

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There you have it, a few methods that can help you with the Wireless feature in your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. If you have any other questions related to this article please don’t hesitate to write us in the comments section of the page a little bit below and I will help you further with your issue.

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