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Security Center won't open

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#1 Hawg


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

Windows XP Media Center Ed. SP3, latest patches, scanned with Stopzilla, counterspy, combofix, and avg and appears to be bug-free. Nice pc, plenty of ram and processor power.

Security Center Service started. Can't bring it up in control panel or the sys tray icon. Can bring up the firewall applet but defender isn't showing. Replaced the wscsvc.dll with a good copy. The service is running and restarting it hasn't helped.

Any ideas anyone? Stubborn problem!


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:46 AM

Error messages?

Have you checked Event Viewer for error messages which might give a clue?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/


#3 Hawg

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for the response. There are no event viewer entries in the app or sys logs. I think that part of windows must be damaged or something. The security center alerting works and alerts to lack of virus protection which happens to be accurate but the security center app still will not open.

I may do a repair option windows reload.

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