“Cannot start service” error when installing Standalone Converter

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I am a first time user. Please let me know if this would be better posted elsewhere. Thank you.


I attempted to install VMware vCenter Standalone Client ver. 6.2 on my Dell 8700 PC running Windows 8.1.  I selected to do a local install only. The install failed with an error something like “The service could not be started.”


I tried to remove installation, reboot, and install again. Same problem.


It seemed to finish installing so I am able to start the application. But I get the following error message:



I go to the services control panel and the server service is not running


When I try to manually start it, I get the following error:



When I look at the dependencies, there are none:



Please help!

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