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Having Trouble With Security Center


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#1 Lacquer Head

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 01:39 AM

Basically i'm not able to open the security center. The last time i tried to access it (which was like 3hrs. ago) an error message popped out saying that its encountered a problem and it needs to close. Ever since then that same message has been popping out every fifteen seconds. And also, the windows firewall never seems to stay on. its turned off every time i turn the computer on. So can anyone please tell me why this strange behavior keeps happening and how would i be able to fix it?

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 01:58 AM

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Did you recently do any scans on virusses/ spyware?. Which antivirus do you use? Do you have another firewall?

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 07:08 AM

Click on Start > Run and type: services.msc
  • Press Ok.
  • Click the "Extended tab" at the bottom to view all the info on your services.
  • Scroll down the list and check for the "Security Center" service.
  • Double-click on it or right-click and choose "Properties".
  • From the drop-down menu next to "Startup Type", click on "Automatic"
  • Start the service by clicking the "Start" button.
  • Click Apply, then OK and close any open windows.
FAQs Windows Security Center

If your still having problems, click on the link below:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #338 and click on "Restore the Security Center Service" in the right column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save securitycenterrestore.reg to your desktop. Double-click on the file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted.

CAUTION: This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.
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