Error message when you try to start the SoftGrid Client service: "Error 1068"

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When you try to start the SoftGrid Client service, the SoftGrid Client service does not start. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Could not start the SoftGrid Client service on Local Computer.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.


This problem may occur if the path of the Sftfs.fsd file is not valid.


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To resolve this problem, follow these steps from the SoftGrid Client:
  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. Expand the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Softricity\SoftGrid Client\CurrentVersion\AppFS
  3. Double-click the FileName registry entry.
  4. In the Edit String dialog box, note the path in the Value data box.
  5. In the Edit String dialog box, click Cancel, and then exit Registry Editor.
  6. Start Microsoft Windows Explorer, and then locate the path that you noted in step 4.
  7. Verify that the path exists. If the path does not exist, create the path, or modify the value of the FileName registry entry to match the actual path.
  8. Exit Windows Explorer, and then start the SoftGrid Client service.

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