Re: Windows Defender not working
All sorted thanks to cure on vista.security group:
Ø Control Panel
Ø Administrative tools
Ø then locate WD and double click it
Ø select "startup type" as automatic
Ø then click "log on" tab
Ø click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.
Ø Click the "recovery" tab and make sure WD tries at least two times to
Ø Now, click the "General" Tab and click "start"
"Joe Bloggs" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have a new Dell Studio Desktop 540 using Vista SP1. Very early on I
> started getting "Windows defender" error on screen "Application failed to
> initialize: error 0x800106ba. I was getting it on each startup until
> isolating via MS Config.
> The "Windows Defender" program does not appear in control panel.
> I went to "Windows update" page, as I arrived there it said on important
> update was waiting, by chance it was a windows defender update, I
> it and it worked and I was able to launch windows defender. As I had
> the start-up in MSCONFIG I restored it to normal start-up and machine
> started fine without any error.
> However, when I select "Windows defender" from start-up menu I am getting
> the same 0x800106ba error code. The program does still not appear in
> HOWEVER! It now runs ok sometimes but not others! When it doesn't run
> I'm getting 0x800106ba error.
> Dell suggested I revert PC back to as built status, but as I have just
> 2 days putting all my programs on and the fact that 2 hours ago I proved
> Windows Defender does sometimes work perfectly well I'm not doing that.
> Anyone got any ideas?
> Next time it does run ok I thinking of uninstalling via add / remove
> and re-installing. Can't do it now as its not shown in the program list!