You gave me some great pointers and I`ve now fixed the problem thru
other means. Couldn`t really try a System Restore as too many things were on
the PC and I was away for a week, so didn`t know how long the problem had
been there. But thru your help I did the following after doing SFC/scannow
went thru 100% ok. :-
1>The Security Centre was disabled but in Automatic mode" not Auto Delayed".
2>When I tried to enable it, I got an error message of "Error 1083 - The
executable programme that this service is configured to run in does not
implement the service"
3>After finding nothing on the Microsoft site(No change there then
googled the error and found a "Fix" which relates to Windows XP at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/wscsvcfix.htm
. After installing this and
rebooting, my Security Centre is running and the Option"Tto change how S/C
alerts me" is back.
Thanks for the other advice and link etc, but, I think I`ll perservere with
Vista awhile longer. Thanks again for the quick response and helpful advice.
> "Purpleman" wrote
> > I`ve a brand new computer Fujitsu that has Vista Home Premium pre-loaded
> > (It
> > didn`t come with an OEM CD, just a recovery CD) .
> > A few weeks ago the icon for the Security centre ( S/C ) in the
> > system tray, said that the "Security Centre" was disabled, click here to
> > re-enable etc. When I do this it won`t re-enable. Also, the setting of
> > "Change how Security Centre alerts me" is completely missing from the list
> > of
> > options on the left hand pane . No matter what I do ,by going into
> > services.msc etc, the S/C will not re-enable. Even by manually disabling
> > it,
> > I still get the error message whilst booting up , that the S/C is disabled
> > I also noticed that IE7 Protected mode is now listed as "Off". Any
> > ideas please, as I`d like to keep the extra "Security" setting in place. I
> > even bought a Windows XP - SP2 OEM CD , to wipe Vista and go back to XP
> > but
> > looking at lot`s of information on the web, it seems far too dangerous to
> > try
> > and revert back to XP, as it`s too technical for me with the boot loading
> > being completely different and not compatible. Even Microsoft Virtual PC
> > 2007
> > won`t help me to try and have both systems as a dual boot systems on my PC
> > as
> > it`s not compatible with my version of Vista.
> > I`m really at a loss now as to what to do. Any ideas or help you can
> > give me would be really appreciated.
> > Thanks for your time.
> Did you try a system restore to a point before the problem occurred? You
> could also try running SFC /scannow from an elevated command prompt.
> What changes did you make to the system from the time things worked till the
> problem occurred? What AV program and other 3rd party security apps are
> From Start | Run | services.msc | Ok. Go to the Security Center service.
> Is it set to start Automatic delayed, and is it running?
> Yes you can run VPC 2007 on Vista Home Premium, it's just not supported.
> Installing XP is not hard. Just do a clean install just as you would
> install it normally.
> The real issue, though, is if your computer will support XP. Are there XP
> drivers for it? Some manufactures are not providing XP drivers for some new
> models. You would need to go to the computer manufacturer's web site and
> check for XP drivers for that model.
> Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]