Here's how I fixed it:
In Search - services
Click on Services in the list
You will now have a list of services on the pc
Scroll to Windows Defender and it will say Manual
Change it to Automatic and Start it then
Reboot and the message is gone from both of my computers.....
"Mark Van Regenmorter" <MarkVanRegenmorter@xxxxxx> wrote
in message news:E6343805-660A-4A97-B782-2453CBC4D841@xxxxxx
> On the Window Defender message boards, there have been a couple
> regarding this error. You may want to try some of the solutions mentioned
> there. I found it by going to Windows Defender and looking for the
> link. From there, the discussion is under General with a message named
> message 800106ba".
> I hope that helps,
> "karenrd" wrote:
>> Some help please.... When I start up my computer I am receiving error
>> 0x800106ba saying there is problems itializing windows defender. When I
>> go to
>> windows defender on my screen the same message appears. How can I sort
>> this problem?
>> I tried to deinstall it but can't as I can't open the folder of windows
>> defender to deinstall it.
>> I have vista on my laptop.