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#1 Philip Brampton

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:04 PM

I have downloaded WD onto my computer (W2000),without problem.The programme won't open.I keep getting a message which says"Error 0x800106ba caused WD service to stop.To start the service,restart computer or search help or support on how to start a service manually".
Re starting my computer is not the answer.
I would be most grateful for a solution.
I have installed WD on my other computer(XP).It is a good programme.I am therefore very keen to have it on this one.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:57 PM

When you were downloading it did you get a message that said you had to update to GDI+?

Windows 2k needs this update to operate Windows Defender, and it wouldn't even install until I updated it on my computer.

First, uninstall Windows Defender through the add/remove programs feature in the control panel.

Download the Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+.
To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Important When you download the Ggdiplus_dnld.exe file, click Save, and then save the file to the desktop. (I would try to save it somewhere else like a download file where you can find it as I couldn't delete it from the desktop after I finished the process)

2. Double-click the Ggdiplus_dnld.exe file, and then click Yes to agree to the Microsoft Software License Terms.

3. When you are prompted, unzip all the files to the desktop. To do this, click Browse, double-click Desktop, and then click Unzip. (again, if I were doing it again I would try to save them somewhere other than the desktop)

4. Manually copy the Gdiplus.dll file from the desktop to the %systemroot%\System32 folder.
To do this, follow these steps:
a. Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
b. Click Desktop.
c. Right-click the Gdiplus.dll file, and then click Copy.
d. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%\System32, and then click OK.
e. Click Edit, and then click Paste.

5. Try to install Windows Defender again.

Once you reinstall Windows Defender if it tells you it can't update definitions, follow the instructions here:

Edited by Enthusiast, 04 March 2006 - 12:03 AM.

#3 Philip Brampton

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 02:44 AM

I have tried the GDI update.
Regretably it is not the answer.
The application downloaded without any problems or notices.
It is just when you initalize you get the notice regarding error 0x800106ba,as i indicated in my first post.

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