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Windows 7 64 bit Security Center service can't start


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#1 ykgoel

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:24 PM

A flag is appearing in the bottom right corner on my laptop running windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit version.
On opening the action center by clicking on flag the message appears "Windows Security Center Service (Important) - The windows Security Center service is turned off" Next to this message is a button "Turn on now". When I click on the button gets an error message "windows security service can't be started". no details.
This is what I have done so far
1. checked my laptop for any virus, torjan, malware etc. using 3 different tools: McAfee, Windows malicious software removal tool, Malwarebytes
- No virus or suspecious programs
2. try to start the security services manually using services.
- Starts for a sec and goes down automatically giving the same message "Can't start"

Any help/tips

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#2 Watch-Dawg

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

Just after you get "windows security service can't be started" go check your Event Log. There should be an entry. Get it and post here.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:02 PM

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/the-windows-security-center-service-cant-be/d8250e7a-ee3c-4302-8ca6-9e2a10262feb

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprosecurity/thread/76b08f80-f547-473c-b43f-4029afefac02




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