A Windows XP Professional SP3 machine fails to create new VPN connections using "Control Panel" > "Network Connections" > "New Connection Wizard".
The "New Connection Wizard" stops at the page "Network Connection Type", which asks for "What do you want to do?". Selecting any of the 4 options does not result in being able to progress any further when pressing the "Next" button.
The "Remote Access Connection Manager" (Rasman) service is configured with "Startup Type: Automatic", is not started, and fails to start when doing so manually:
Could not stat the Remote Access Connection Manager service on Local Computer. Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
How to fix this to become able to set up a new VPN connection?