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#1 Joeman003

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:30 PM

Every time I try to go into the security center on my computer I get this message:

the security center is currently unavailable because the "security center" service has not been started or was stopped. Please close this window, restart the computer (or start the "security center" service), and then open the security center again.

I have restarted the computer several times, but I still get the same message. Does anyone know how to fix it?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:38 PM

Try this
Start -> run services.msc -> enter
Scroll down until you see the security center service right click there and then click start.
If your PC is part of a domain then Group Policy may have turned this service off because you ar eusing a WSUS server for Windows updates.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:18 PM

Set the service to "Automatic" and click Apply, then OK when done.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:24 PM

OOPS ... I forgot abou that! Thansk for the input quietman.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:26 PM

Thank you! The reason I discovered that was because I was trying to figure out why my time syncronization is off (my computer clock has been 4 minutes ahead for a few weeks now). Every time i try to syncronize it gives me an error message saying that an error occurred (with with time.gov.nst and time.windows.com) Someone on here suggested turning off the firewall, but that didn't work. Do you have any suggestions?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:03 PM

the time still is 4 minutes ahead and cannot syncronize. Any other suggestions?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 07:19 PM

Any errors about time synchronization in the event viewer?

To start the even viewer:

'start'
'run'
type 'eventvwr.msc' click 'ok'

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:53 PM

there are errors there. Application - Application Error Records; Security - Security Audit Records; System - System Error Record; Internet Explorer - Custom Log Error Records.

Do you know how to fix these?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:00 PM

Have you tried replacing the clock battery and adjusting the time in the BIOS?
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:12 PM

I haven't tried that, but would the battery affect my ability to manually syncronize with one of the two time providers? Also, do you have any suggestions on where to find the appropriate battery or who might be able to install it?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:21 PM

The battery should not affect your ability to syncronize time, the computer just wont maintain the correct time when turned off.

Why pay someone to replace the battery? The bios/clock battery is normally a 3V CR2032, if you have added ram to a computer, this is just as simple. The battery is just slightly bigger than a dime.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:23 PM

I just restarted my computer again, and I really don't think that there is a need to replace the battery because I'm not getting any of the CMOS errors. I think it had something to do with the error logging that TYLER was talking about, but I don't know what to do with them. Thanks though!!

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:54 PM

I always replace the battery once every two years on my X86 Boxen, as they are not ran 24x7. When the voltage drops in the clock battery (below 3.2 v) the RTC runs slightly slower, causing the time to gradually lag. The settings will still not be lost in the CMOS, and no errors wil show.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:01 AM

The CMOS battery will look similar to this:
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It will be located on the motherboard.
Take it out, go down to the nearest Radio Shack, or drugstore, buy a new one, and replace it.
Be sure it goes in exactly the same way, the old one came out.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:23 AM

When looking through the event viewer you would want to locate any errors that refer to time synchronization. I believe the 'source' would be Win32Time. I haven't seen it in a while on any of my machines, so it that might not be it, but it's something close.




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