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Error code 0x80040154 Fix?

  1. #1


    HeadsUpChamp Guest

    Error code 0x80040154 Fix?

    Does anyone have a fix or suggested solution on fixing the windows defender
    update error code 0x80040154.
    Im running the Windows vista operating system and i have yet to find any
    information on this error.
    Every time i try to update my windows defender i get this same error code.
    I have tried to update manually and it still wont even install or do
    ANYTHING.
    If anyone can help it would be great. thanks


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  3. #2


    Paul Wogstad Guest

    Re: Error code 0x80040154 Fix?

    Try the following:



    · Go to Control Panel

    · Click on Administrative tools

    · Double click on Services

    · then locate Windows Defender and double click it

    · CLICK "START" (you will find the screen "shake" a little bit as soon as it's started)



    If this is not enough:

    · select "startup type" as automatic

    · then click "log on" tab

    · click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.

    · click the "recovery" tab and make sure Windows Dedender tries at least two times to start

    Now, click the "General" Tab and click "start"



    "HeadsUpChamp" <HeadsUpChamp@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:00454A67-91C0-4472-AE12-855835423BB7@xxxxxx

    > Does anyone have a fix or suggested solution on fixing the windows defender
    > update error code 0x80040154.
    > Im running the Windows vista operating system and i have yet to find any
    > information on this error.
    > Every time i try to update my windows defender i get this same error code.
    > I have tried to update manually and it still wont even install or do
    > ANYTHING.
    > If anyone can help it would be great. thanks
    >

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  4. #3


    Paul Wogstad Guest

    Re: Error code 0x80040154 Fix?

    Try the following:



    · Go to Control Panel

    · Click on Administrative tools

    · Double click on Services

    · then locate Windows Defender and double click it

    · CLICK "START" (you will find the screen "shake" a little bit as soon as it's started)



    If this is not enough:

    · select "startup type" as automatic

    · then click "log on" tab

    · click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.

    · click the "recovery" tab and make sure Windows Dedender tries at least two times to start



    Now, click the "General" Tab and click "start"

    "HeadsUpChamp" <HeadsUpChamp@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:00454A67-91C0-4472-AE12-855835423BB7@xxxxxx

    > Does anyone have a fix or suggested solution on fixing the windows defender
    > update error code 0x80040154.
    > Im running the Windows vista operating system and i have yet to find any
    > information on this error.
    > Every time i try to update my windows defender i get this same error code.
    > I have tried to update manually and it still wont even install or do
    > ANYTHING.
    > If anyone can help it would be great. thanks
    >

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  5. #4


    HeadsUpChamp Guest

    Re: Error code 0x80040154 Fix?

    okay i tried the first set of steps but it told me that MMC cannot open th
    file C:\Windows\System32\services.msc

    It says that it might be the file does not exist or this is not an MMC
    console..
    i have no idea how to check what this is but any added information would be
    great..
    As far as section 2 of your reply, i didnt know where to start for that
    option so i couldnt give it a shot...thanks.

    "Paul Wogstad" wrote:

    > Try the following:
    >
    >
    >
    > · Go to Control Panel
    >
    > · Click on Administrative tools
    >
    > · Double click on Services
    >
    > · then locate Windows Defender and double click it
    >
    > · CLICK "START" (you will find the screen "shake" a little bit as soon as it's started)
    >
    >
    >
    > If this is not enough:
    >
    > · select "startup type" as automatic
    >
    > · then click "log on" tab
    >
    > · click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.
    >
    > · click the "recovery" tab and make sure Windows Dedender tries at least two times to start
    >
    >
    >
    > Now, click the "General" Tab and click "start"
    >
    > "HeadsUpChamp" <HeadsUpChamp@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:00454A67-91C0-4472-AE12-855835423BB7@xxxxxx

    > > Does anyone have a fix or suggested solution on fixing the windows defender
    > > update error code 0x80040154.
    > > Im running the Windows vista operating system and i have yet to find any
    > > information on this error.
    > > Every time i try to update my windows defender i get this same error code.
    > > I have tried to update manually and it still wont even install or do
    > > ANYTHING.
    > > If anyone can help it would be great. thanks
    > >

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  6. #5


    Engel Guest

    RE: Error code 0x80040154 Fix?


    1.-Try running sfc /scannow to see if that resolves the issue,
    also,
    2.- consider going to the secuяity portal.



    1.- Run System File Checker.
    press enter and let it scan your system, if any files are damaged or missing
    they will be replaced using the files on the windows disk

    SFC: http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

    In Vista run it from an elevated command prompt.
    Right click command on start and run as administrator.
    -=-
    2.- Save it, close all windows/programs open, and run as admin.

    Go here: Microsoft Malware Protection Center
    <http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/default.aspx>
    Click the link in the right frame under ' Latest Definition Updates '
    for either the x86 [32 bit] or x64 [64 bit] edition of Windows installed.
    *Save* the definitions that will now download.

    Once the download completes close all open programs and browsers.
    Now run the downloaded file [ if the edition of Windows is Vista, then
    *right* click it and choose 'Run as administrator'.

    Follow the prompts to allow it to run ].

    Did that get the latest defs installed ?

    Ǝиçεl
    -=-


    "HeadsUpChamp" wrote:

    > Does anyone have a fix or suggested solution on fixing the windows defender
    > update error code 0x80040154.
    > Im running the Windows vista operating system and i have yet to find any
    > information on this error.
    > Every time i try to update my windows defender i get this same error code.
    > I have tried to update manually and it still wont even install or do
    > ANYTHING.
    > If anyone can help it would be great. thanks
    >

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    Re: Error code 0x80040154 Fix?

    hello mate..
    try downloading ccleaner ...
    when it installed it will give you registry on side bar...
    click that then scan hope this helps mate...
    i can remaber i had this once i done that with ccleaner and it sorted it...
    maybe it will help you
    thanks

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  8. #7


    HeadsUpChamp Guest

    Re: Error code 0x80040154 Fix?

    I cant even get into services. it just flashes real fast and then disapears,
    just like my windows update box does...i have no idea whats happening. I
    didnt know what was ment by clicking startup type as automatic so i didnt
    even try to be honest. SFC was much too confussing for me to understand so i
    didnt try that route either. Ran CCleaner and nothing worked from that.
    good program but not a fix...
    Very frustrating indeed i would say. if anyone has a suggestion that would
    be nice to see. thanks in advance
    a fix for my windows update just flashing real fst and not staying up would
    be nice too. thanks...



    "Paul Wogstad" wrote:

    > Try the following:
    >
    >
    >
    > · Go to Control Panel
    >
    > · Click on Administrative tools
    >
    > · Double click on Services
    >
    > · then locate Windows Defender and double click it
    >
    > · CLICK "START" (you will find the screen "shake" a little bit as soon as it's started)
    >
    >
    >
    > If this is not enough:
    >
    > · select "startup type" as automatic
    >
    > · then click "log on" tab
    >
    > · click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.
    >
    > · click the "recovery" tab and make sure Windows Dedender tries at least two times to start
    >
    > Now, click the "General" Tab and click "start"
    >
    >
    >
    > "HeadsUpChamp" <HeadsUpChamp@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:00454A67-91C0-4472-AE12-855835423BB7@xxxxxx

    > > Does anyone have a fix or suggested solution on fixing the windows defender
    > > update error code 0x80040154.
    > > Im running the Windows vista operating system and i have yet to find any
    > > information on this error.
    > > Every time i try to update my windows defender i get this same error code.
    > > I have tried to update manually and it still wont even install or do
    > > ANYTHING.
    > > If anyone can help it would be great. thanks
    > >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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