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Windows Defender fails to start, can't manually open

  1. #1


    Phil Guest

    Windows Defender fails to start, can't manually open

    When the computer finishes booting up, and error message comes up that says

    Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. A problem caused this
    program's service to stop.

    It says to restart the compuer, but this message still occurs after
    restarting. It also appears if I try to open defender manually. Any help?

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  2. #2


    TaurArian Guest

    Re: Windows Defender fails to start, can't manually open

    Error message when you run Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849

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    "Phil" <Phil@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:15BE99C7-74B1-4139-829A-69606DBDD96A@xxxxxx
    | When the computer finishes booting up, and error message comes up that says
    |
    | Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. A problem caused this
    | program's service to stop.
    |
    | It says to restart the compuer, but this message still occurs after
    | restarting. It also appears if I try to open defender manually. Any help?



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  3. #3


    Join Date : Aug 2009
    Posts : 1
    Vista Business 32bit SP2
    Local Time: 17:15


     

    Re: Windows Defender fails to start, can't manually open

    I too have recently received this error message. I have tried to use the kb931849 that TuarArian provided, but I cannot find a way to uninstall Windows Defender, as it's not a listed program and is part of my current Vista Business 32bit SP2 installation. I can reinstall Vista but hate to go this route.

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated -- thanks!



    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    When the computer finishes booting up, and error message comes up that says

    Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. A problem caused this
    program's service to stop.

    It says to restart the compuer, but this message still occurs after
    restarting. It also appears if I try to open defender manually. Any help?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Join Date : Sep 2009
    Posts : 1
    Vista x32
    Local Time: 17:15


     

    Re: Windows Defender fails to start, can't manually open

    I was having the same problem. After countless hours of Google searching, I found no help. Even the windows support site had nothing. So I started to mess around and I figured how to fix this problem. Go to start and type in msconfig, click on the services tab and scroll till you find Windows Defender and check the box. And yes i reg. here just to post this.

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  5. #5


    Join Date : Sep 2009
    Posts : 1
    Vista Business, 32bit
    Local Time: 01:15


     

    Re: Windows Defender fails to start, can't manually open

    Here's what I did:
    Open task manager (ctrl+alt+del)
    Click on the Services tab
    Scroll down to the bottom
    Right click WinDefend
    Select Start Service

    This should get Windows Defender running again.
    I've since disabled the pesky little thing.

    HTH

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  6. #6


    Join Date : Oct 2009
    Posts : 1
    Windows Vista 64
    Local Time: 16:15


     

    Re: Windows Defender fails to start, can't manually open

    How to manually restart Windows Defender in Windows Vista 64:

    Click Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, Administrative Tools, double click on Services inside the box, click on continue when a box pops up, scroll down to Windows Defender. Check the Startup Type Column, it should be set to Automatic. If not, check the Status Column, it should be set to Started, if neither of these are correct, right click on Windows Defender in the box, and select Properties. Change the Startup Type to Automatic (Automatic only), then click Apply, then ok. Up in the top left of the box that is left after the other one closes, under Windows Defender, click on Start the Service. Once that is completed, you can exit everything and restart your computer. When your computer restarts, it may ask if you want to check for updates to Windows Defender. Just click yes and it will tell you if there are any updates. When you are finished, you have just manually restarted your Windows Defender....enjoy!!! Steve from KY

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