Wether you use LMHOSTS files or not, a missing or corrupt LMHOSTS service key will generate:
                                 Event ID 7003                                 Source: Service Control Manager                                 Description: The Net Logon service depends on the following nonexistent                                 service: LmHosts                                 Event ID 7003                                 Source: Service Control Manager                                 Description: The Computer Browser service depends on the following                                 nonexistent service: LmHosts
To fix the problem, remove and reinstall the TCP/IP protocol.