Security Centre will not start

  Bobnik 21:03 PM 17 Jul 11
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I am running vista and the windows security alert icon is appearing on the toolbar. It says the security centre service is turned off. The service will not turn on even via services. I get an error 1068 no dependencies associated.

Any suggestions please

  chub_tor 21:38 PM 17 Jul 11

Try this:

Start => Run => Type netsh winsock reset then click ok. Restart your computer then check windows firewall again.

  Bobnik 21:48 PM 17 Jul 11

Thanks for the advice. Following the reboot I still can't get the security centre to start. Firewall and Defender are running but the security alert is still there and says the security centre is not running

  rdave13 21:58 PM 17 Jul 11

In services check that WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is also running and on automatic. If that fails to run you might have some malware. Run your security software scans

  Bobnik 22:03 PM 17 Jul 11
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Great stuff - all is working well. Many thanks

  northumbria61 22:10 PM 17 Jul 11

If it is a 3rd party Firewall you are using then Security Centre will automatically be turned off - can you verify this ?

  northumbria61 22:11 PM 17 Jul 11

Good news - great to hear all is now working for you.

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