Type SERVICES.MSC in the Search dialog box on the Start Menu, hold down Ctrl and Shift and Enter key to run as Administrator. Scroll down to the Security Center service in the window that opens up. Is its status set to Started and Startup Type set to Automatic - Delayed Start? If not, double click it and make those changes to the settings. Also check that the Log On tab shows Log on as This Account: Local Service. If the Log On tab does not show Log on as Local Service, then use these instructions (copied from Windows Help) to change that:
Configuring how a service is started
To configure how a service is started using the Windows interfaceTo configure how a service is started using the Windows interface
- Optionally, export and save a list of the existing settings. To do this, in the console tree, right-click the Services node, select Export List, and save the settings list.
- In the details pane, right-click the service that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
- On the General tab, in Startup type, click Automatic, Manual, Disabled, or Automatic (Delayed Start).
- To specify the user account that the service can use to log on, click the Log On tab, and then do one of the following:
- To specify that the service uses the Local System account, click Local System account.
- To specify that the service uses the Local Service account, click This account, and then type NT AUTHORITY\LocalService.
- To specify that the service uses the Network Service account, click This account, and then type NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService.
- To specify another account, click This account, click Browse, and then specify a user account in the Select User dialog box. When you are finished, click OK.
- Type the password for the user account in Password and in Confirm password, and then click OK. If you select the Local Service account or Network Service account, the password must be blank.