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the windows security center can't be started

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by wilson44512, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. wilson44512

    wilson44512 Thread Starter

    Mar 25, 2006
    im running windows 7 64bit. i cant get it started. its not under services. or in the control panel. i did a full anti virus scan. and a malware scan. PC is clean. i went in the action center. and tried to turn it on but i get this popup

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  2. wilson44512

    wilson44512 Thread Starter

    Mar 25, 2006
    Any help out there?
  3. VictoriaiiCe


    Oct 20, 2011
    A few solutions I see you tried in services already please try again in safe mode as administrator:
    Click Start, and then type: services.msc (hit enter)
    Under Programs, click Services, on the right side of the window, locate the Security Center service in the list of services, Right-click Security Center, and then select Properties, From the Start-up type drop down list select Automatic (delayed start), then under Service Status click "Start", Apply, and click OK. Now close the Services window.
    (Any success? And if you received an error message can you print screen it and post here please.)

    If safe mode had no success manually starting the service from the Services Management Console could start the service: To access the console type: Services in the Start Search field (hit enter)

    You will need to click Continue if prompted to open the Services window.

    Now locate the Security Center service right-click it, now select Automatic and select Start. If the service fails to start you will receive an on-screen error message. Post the error information here and Disable any security software on your computer.

    Last try:

    Open the Local Users and Groups manager.
    In the left pane, click on the Users folder.
    In the middle pane, right click on Administrator and click on Properties.
    To Enable the Buit-in Administrator Account > Uncheck the Account is disabled box>Go to step 6.
    To Disable the Buit-in Administrator Account > Check the Account is disabled box
    and click OK.
    Close the Local Users and Groups window.
    Log off, and you will now see the built-in Administrator account log on icon added (enabled) or removed (disabled) from the log on screen.

    Now click on the Administrator icon to log on to the built-in Administrator account and check to see if the problem is still occurring. If you are able to fix the issue with default administrator account then you need to follow the below provided step to create a new user account and check for the issue.

    Hope one of these fix's help!
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