Fix Error 711 in Windows 7

What is Windows 7 Error 711?

The error 711 in Windows 7 occurs when one or more required services are disabled. The direct consequence of this error is that your Windows 7 computer will fail to establish a connection with the Internet. Additionally, you may fail to install any network adapters on your computer.

Listed below are three of the services that can generate Windows 7 error 711 if their Startup type is not set to Manual:

  • Telephony
  • Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
  • Remote Access Connection Manager

711 Error Message Dialog Window

An error message similar to the one displayed below is likely to flash on your screen when this error occurs:

error 711

“Connection failed with error 711: The operation could not finish because it could not start the Remote Access Connection Manager service in time. Please try the operation again.”

Steps to Fix Windows 7 Error 711

To resolve the issue, perform the following steps:

  • Click the Windows icon on your taskbar, type “services.msc” in the Start Search box, right-click services, and then click Run as administrator.
  • If the User Account Control dialog box appears on your screen, click the Yes button to continue.
  • Locate and right-click Remote Access Auto Connection Manager in the right pane of the Services window, and then click Properties.
  • Select Manual from the Startup type drop-down menu under the General tab.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Click OK to exit Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Properties dialog box.
  • Next, locate and right-click Remote Access Connection Manager in the right pane of the Services window, and then click Properties.
  • Select Manual from the Startup type drop-down menu under the General tab.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Click OK to exit Remote Access Auto Manager Properties dialog box.
  • Next, locate and right-click Telephony in the right pane of the Services window, and then click Properties.
  • Select Manual from the Startup type drop-down menu under the General tab.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Click OK to exit Telephony Properties dialog box.
  • Finally, click the File menu in the Service window, and then click Exit to close the Services window.

Your Internet connection should now be working – (if error 711 is the only issue) :)

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