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First of all I want to request you all not to mark this query as duplicate, as I tried to find out the problem but was unable to do so.

I already has IIS installed and was working fine but suddenly it stopped working. There was no installation of new software or removal of any software and service.

First I uninstalled the IIS by unchecking it from the Programs and Feature -> Turn windows feature on or off. Then again installed IIS and windows publishing service.

so, the boxes that are checked are Application development feature are:

  1. .net extensibility
  2. ASP
  3. ASP.NET
  4. ISAPI Extension
  5. ISAPI Filters

And the boxes that are checked under windows publishing service are :

  1. Process Models.

Then I restarted my system and then tried to start IIS server and I got this error.

Cannot start service W3SVC on computer '.'.

So, I searched the net and found that I should do

net stop w3svc
net stop IISAdmin
net start IISAdmin
net start w3svc

net start IISAdmin -- > the service name is invalid

net start w3svc  --> the dependency service or group service failed to start

And even I did iisreset /restart then the output was:

Attempting stop...
Internet services successfully stopped
Attempting start...
Restart attempt failed.
The IIS Admin Service or the World Wide Web Publishing Service, or a service dependent on them failed to start.  The service, or dependent services, may had an error during its startup or may be disabled.

Then I even didn't find IIS Admin in services.msc.

Guys, please help me out...

Let me know if you need any more information.

Thanks in advance.

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Any events in the eventlog? –  Marcel Janus Jul 17 '13 at 16:39

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