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Windows Defender 0x800106ba

S

Sven Pran

#1
My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba
Application failed to initialize"

This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee license
is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent licence
today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to see what that
connection could be.

She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests to
initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it. The
only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in the list
of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she tries to
"reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present on the
system.

I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
installed programs.

I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our
troubleshooting.

regards Sven
 

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Rojo Habe

#2
Windows Defender doesn't appear in the list if you have Vista because it is
part of the operating system. That KB article fails to mention which OS it
pertains to but you can't reinstall Defender that way in Vista. Try using
System Restore to return the system to a point before it started happening.
The following article describes how to do this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935511/en-us

I note the only other option it gives is to reinstall Windows. You can do
this by running the Setup disc from within Windows and "upgrading" it over
itself.


"Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx

> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba
> Application failed to initialize"
>
> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent
> licence today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to see
> what that connection could be.
>
> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests to
> initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it. The
> only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in the
> list of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she tries to
> "reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present on the
> system.
>
> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
> problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
> installed programs.
>
> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our
> troubleshooting.
>
> regards Sven
 

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P

Peter Foldes

#3
Sven

Here is your problem and resolution included

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

"Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx

> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba
> Application failed to initialize"
>
> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was delivered
> with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee license is about to
> expire so she renewed that license for a permanent licence today. There may of
> course be a connection here, but I fail to see what that connection could be.
>
> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests to
> initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it. The only
> problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in the list of
> installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it
> Windows Defender is reported as already present on the system.
>
> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any problem,
> and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among installed
> programs.
>
> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our
> troubleshooting.
>
> regards Sven
 

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Sven Pran

#4
Thanks for the comment. However I am still worried because KB935511 refers
to installations where Windows XP has been upgraded to Vista. This computer
has to my knowledge never had Windows XP, it was delivered (from DELL) some
six weeks ago with Vista pre-installed.

regards Sven

"Rojo Habe" <noem@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:93A0B604-D603-46FF-BC2E-1C0A68953280@xxxxxx

> Windows Defender doesn't appear in the list if you have Vista because it
> is part of the operating system. That KB article fails to mention which
> OS it pertains to but you can't reinstall Defender that way in Vista. Try
> using System Restore to return the system to a point before it started
> happening. The following article describes how to do this:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935511/en-us
>
> I note the only other option it gives is to reinstall Windows. You can do
> this by running the Setup disc from within Windows and "upgrading" it over
> itself.
>
>
> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx

>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>
>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent
>> licence today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to
>> see what that connection could be.
>>
>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests
>> to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it.
>> The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in
>> the list of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she
>> tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present
>> on the system.
>>
>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
>> problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
>> installed programs.
>>
>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our
>> troubleshooting.
>>
>> regards Sven
>
 

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S

Sven Pran

#5
Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
article we tried without success to apply!

Sven

"Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx

> Sven
>
> Here is your problem and resolution included
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx

>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>
>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent
>> licence today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to
>> see what that connection could be.
>>
>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests
>> to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it.
>> The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in
>> the list of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she
>> tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present
>> on the system.
>>
>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
>> problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
>> installed programs.
>>
>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our
>> troubleshooting.
>>
>> regards Sven
>
 

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MowGreen [MVP]

#6
IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
Disabled. Thus, the error message.

QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============


Sven Pran wrote:

> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
> article we tried without success to apply!
>
> Sven
>
> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
>

>> Sven
>>
>> Here is your problem and resolution included
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>>
>> --
>> Peter
>>
>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>
>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
>>

>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>>
>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here,
>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
>>>
>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then
>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is
>>> not included in the list of installed programs that can be
>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is
>>> reported as already present on the system.
>>>
>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without
>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not
>>> listed among installed programs.
>>>
>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid
>>> our troubleshooting.
>>>
>>> regards Sven
>>
>>
>
 

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Sven Pran

#7
Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
(I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)

Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my daughter
has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee includes the
appropriate protection)?

regards Sven

"MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx

> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
>
> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
> Sven Pran wrote:
>

>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
>> article we tried without success to apply!
>>
>> Sven
>>
>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
>>

>>> Sven
>>>
>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
>>>
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>>>
>>> --
>>> Peter
>>>
>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>>
>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
>>>
>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>>>
>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent
>>>> licence today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to
>>>> see what that connection could be.
>>>>
>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests
>>>> to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it.
>>>> The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in
>>>> the list of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she
>>>> tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present
>>>> on the system.
>>>>
>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without
>>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed
>>>> among installed programs.
>>>>
>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid
>>>> our troubleshooting.
>>>>
>>>> regards Sven
>>>
>>>
>>
 

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MowGreen [MVP]

#8
You're mowst welcome, Sven. If whatever Version of "the" McAfee contains
an antispyware component, [the Versions installed by OEMs usually are
suites that do include this ] then Windows Defender should have been
disabled when McAfee was installed.
IF that is the situation, then you can turn WD off manually:
http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disable-Windows-Defender



MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



Sven Pran wrote:

> Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
> included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
> (I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)
>
> Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my
> daughter has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee
> includes the appropriate protection)?
>
> regards Sven
>
> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx
>

>> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
>> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
>>
>> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
>> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.
>>
>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
>> ===============
>> *-343-* FDNY
>> Never Forgotten
>> ===============
>>
>>
>> Sven Pran wrote:
>>

>>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the
>>> very article we tried without success to apply!
>>>
>>> Sven
>>>
>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
>>>
>>>> Sven
>>>>
>>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
>>>>
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Peter
>>>>
>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>>>
>>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
>>>>
>>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>>>>
>>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it
>>>>> was delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial
>>>>> McAfee license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
>>>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here,
>>>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
>>>>>
>>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
>>>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then
>>>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender
>>>>> is not included in the list of installed programs that can be
>>>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender
>>>>> is reported as already present on the system.
>>>>>
>>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running
>>>>> without any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is
>>>>> not listed among installed programs.
>>>>>
>>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can
>>>>> aid our troubleshooting.
>>>>>
>>>>> regards Sven
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>
 

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Christine Williams

#9
I'm having the same problem on
1. a brand new laptop bought last night.
2. a pc that I just reinstalled Windows Vista on.
Both have McAfee installed and fresh Vista install. I will follow the
notes in the article to manually turn off WD.

But my question is, if I do this, how do I get to the Startup to turn things
on or off that I don't want to start on reboot? Is there another means to
get to this? If there is, then I have no problem turning WD off, but if
there isn't then I need to resolve the error.

Thank you
Christine


"MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:OFkeFPfnJHA.1492@xxxxxx

> You're mowst welcome, Sven. If whatever Version of "the" McAfee contains
> an antispyware component, [the Versions installed by OEMs usually are
> suites that do include this ] then Windows Defender should have been
> disabled when McAfee was installed.
> IF that is the situation, then you can turn WD off manually:
> http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disable-Windows-Defender
>
>
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> Sven Pran wrote:
>

>> Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
>> included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
>> (I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)
>>
>> Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my
>> daughter has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee
>> includes the appropriate protection)?
>>
>> regards Sven
>>
>> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx
>>

>>> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
>>> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
>>>
>>> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
>>> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.
>>>
>>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
>>> ===============
>>> *-343-* FDNY
>>> Never Forgotten
>>> ===============
>>>
>>>
>>> Sven Pran wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
>>>> article we tried without success to apply!
>>>>
>>>> Sven
>>>>
>>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
>>>>
>>>>> Sven
>>>>>
>>>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
>>>>>
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Peter
>>>>>
>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>>>>
>>>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
>>>>>
>>>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>>>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>>>>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>>>>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
>>>>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here,
>>>>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
>>>>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then
>>>>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is
>>>>>> not included in the list of installed programs that can be
>>>>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is
>>>>>> reported as already present on the system.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without
>>>>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not
>>>>>> listed among installed programs.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid
>>>>>> our troubleshooting.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> regards Sven
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>
 

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Christine Williams

#10
Ok, this article on how to turn off Windows Defender is not going to help
someone getting this error because you have to go into Windows Defender
according to the article to turn it off. If you are receiving this error,
then you cannot open Windows Defender.

Need another plan....

Thank you
Christine


"MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:OFkeFPfnJHA.1492@xxxxxx

> You're mowst welcome, Sven. If whatever Version of "the" McAfee contains
> an antispyware component, [the Versions installed by OEMs usually are
> suites that do include this ] then Windows Defender should have been
> disabled when McAfee was installed.
> IF that is the situation, then you can turn WD off manually:
> http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disable-Windows-Defender
>
>
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> Sven Pran wrote:
>

>> Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
>> included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
>> (I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)
>>
>> Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my
>> daughter has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee
>> includes the appropriate protection)?
>>
>> regards Sven
>>
>> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx
>>

>>> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
>>> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
>>>
>>> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
>>> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.
>>>
>>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
>>> ===============
>>> *-343-* FDNY
>>> Never Forgotten
>>> ===============
>>>
>>>
>>> Sven Pran wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
>>>> article we tried without success to apply!
>>>>
>>>> Sven
>>>>
>>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
>>>>
>>>>> Sven
>>>>>
>>>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
>>>>>
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Peter
>>>>>
>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>>>>
>>>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
>>>>>
>>>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>>>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>>>>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>>>>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
>>>>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here,
>>>>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
>>>>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then
>>>>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is
>>>>>> not included in the list of installed programs that can be
>>>>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is
>>>>>> reported as already present on the system.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without
>>>>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not
>>>>>> listed among installed programs.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid
>>>>>> our troubleshooting.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> regards Sven
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>
 

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Christine Williams

#11
Re: ANSWER!!! Windows Defender 0x800106ba

Click Start
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.....



"Christine Williams" <candt26@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:07621BFE-04D9-4A41-A6B5-0AB8ADEAC13B@xxxxxx

> Ok, this article on how to turn off Windows Defender is not going to help
> someone getting this error because you have to go into Windows Defender
> according to the article to turn it off. If you are receiving this
> error, then you cannot open Windows Defender.
>
> Need another plan....
>
> Thank you
> Christine
>
>
> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:OFkeFPfnJHA.1492@xxxxxx

>> You're mowst welcome, Sven. If whatever Version of "the" McAfee contains
>> an antispyware component, [the Versions installed by OEMs usually are
>> suites that do include this ] then Windows Defender should have been
>> disabled when McAfee was installed.
>> IF that is the situation, then you can turn WD off manually:
>> http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disable-Windows-Defender
>>
>>
>>
>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
>> ===============
>> *-343-* FDNY
>> Never Forgotten
>> ===============
>>
>>
>>
>> Sven Pran wrote:
>>

>>> Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
>>> included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
>>> (I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)
>>>
>>> Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my
>>> daughter has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee
>>> includes the appropriate protection)?
>>>
>>> regards Sven
>>>
>>> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx
>>>
>>>> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
>>>> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
>>>>
>>>> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
>>>> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.
>>>>
>>>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
>>>> ===============
>>>> *-343-* FDNY
>>>> Never Forgotten
>>>> ===============
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sven Pran wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
>>>>> article we tried without success to apply!
>>>>>
>>>>> Sven
>>>>>
>>>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
>>>>>
>>>>>> Sven
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Peter
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
>>>>>> acknowledged.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>>>>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>>>>>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>>>>>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
>>>>>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here,
>>>>>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
>>>>>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then
>>>>>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is
>>>>>>> not included in the list of installed programs that can be
>>>>>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender
>>>>>>> is reported as already present on the system.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without
>>>>>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not
>>>>>>> listed among installed programs.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can
>>>>>>> aid our troubleshooting.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> regards Sven
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>
 

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fshaia

#12
Re: ANSWER!!! Windows Defender 0x800106ba

"Christine Williams" wrote:

>
> Click Start
> 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.....
>
>
>
> "Christine Williams" <candt26@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:07621BFE-04D9-4A41-A6B5-0AB8ADEAC13B@xxxxxx

> > Ok, this article on how to turn off Windows Defender is not going to help
> > someone getting this error because you have to go into Windows Defender
> > according to the article to turn it off. If you are receiving this
> > error, then you cannot open Windows Defender.
> >
> > Need another plan....
> >
> > Thank you
> > Christine
> >
> >
> > "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:OFkeFPfnJHA.1492@xxxxxx

> >> You're mowst welcome, Sven. If whatever Version of "the" McAfee contains
> >> an antispyware component, [the Versions installed by OEMs usually are
> >> suites that do include this ] then Windows Defender should have been
> >> disabled when McAfee was installed.
> >> IF that is the situation, then you can turn WD off manually:
> >> http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disable-Windows-Defender
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> >> ===============
> >> *-343-* FDNY
> >> Never Forgotten
> >> ===============
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Sven Pran wrote:
> >>
> >>> Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
> >>> included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
> >>> (I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)
> >>>
> >>> Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my
> >>> daughter has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee
> >>> includes the appropriate protection)?
> >>>
> >>> regards Sven
> >>>
> >>> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>> news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx
> >>>
> >>>> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
> >>>> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
> >>>>
> >>>> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
> >>>> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.
> >>>>
> >>>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> >>>> ===============
> >>>> *-343-* FDNY
> >>>> Never Forgotten
> >>>> ===============
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Sven Pran wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
> >>>>> article we tried without success to apply!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Sven
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>>>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Sven
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> --
> >>>>>> Peter
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> >>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
> >>>>>> acknowledged.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>>>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
> >>>>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
> >>>>>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
> >>>>>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
> >>>>>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here,
> >>>>>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
> >>>>>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then
> >>>>>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is
> >>>>>>> not included in the list of installed programs that can be
> >>>>>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender
> >>>>>>> is reported as already present on the system.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without
> >>>>>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not
> >>>>>>> listed among installed programs.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can
> >>>>>>> aid our troubleshooting.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> regards Sven
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>
> >
>
 

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fshaia

#13
Re: ANSWER!!! Windows Defender 0x800106ba

Thank you this worked for me !

"Christine Williams" wrote:

>
> Click Start
> 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.....
>
>
>
> "Christine Williams" <candt26@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:07621BFE-04D9-4A41-A6B5-0AB8ADEAC13B@xxxxxx

> > Ok, this article on how to turn off Windows Defender is not going to help
> > someone getting this error because you have to go into Windows Defender
> > according to the article to turn it off. If you are receiving this
> > error, then you cannot open Windows Defender.
> >
> > Need another plan....
> >
> > Thank you
> > Christine
> >
> >
> > "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:OFkeFPfnJHA.1492@xxxxxx

> >> You're mowst welcome, Sven. If whatever Version of "the" McAfee contains
> >> an antispyware component, [the Versions installed by OEMs usually are
> >> suites that do include this ] then Windows Defender should have been
> >> disabled when McAfee was installed.
> >> IF that is the situation, then you can turn WD off manually:
> >> http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disable-Windows-Defender
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> >> ===============
> >> *-343-* FDNY
> >> Never Forgotten
> >> ===============
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Sven Pran wrote:
> >>
> >>> Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
> >>> included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
> >>> (I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)
> >>>
> >>> Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my
> >>> daughter has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee
> >>> includes the appropriate protection)?
> >>>
> >>> regards Sven
> >>>
> >>> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>> news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx
> >>>
> >>>> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender is
> >>>> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
> >>>>
> >>>> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
> >>>> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component included.
> >>>>
> >>>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> >>>> ===============
> >>>> *-343-* FDNY
> >>>> Never Forgotten
> >>>> ===============
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Sven Pran wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the very
> >>>>> article we tried without success to apply!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Sven
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>>>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Sven
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> --
> >>>>>> Peter
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> >>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
> >>>>>> acknowledged.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>>>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
> >>>>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
> >>>>>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
> >>>>>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
> >>>>>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here,
> >>>>>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
> >>>>>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then
> >>>>>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is
> >>>>>>> not included in the list of installed programs that can be
> >>>>>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender
> >>>>>>> is reported as already present on the system.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without
> >>>>>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not
> >>>>>>> listed among installed programs.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can
> >>>>>>> aid our troubleshooting.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> regards Sven
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>
> >
>
 

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Christine Williams

#14
Re: ANSWER!!! Windows Defender 0x800106ba

Excellent!

"fshaia" <fshaia@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:7E1D8BA8-96E0-4921-9BD3-D57B920181D3@xxxxxx

> Thank you this worked for me !
>
> "Christine Williams" wrote:
>

>>
>> Click Start
>> 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.....
>>
>>
>>
>> "Christine Williams" <candt26@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:07621BFE-04D9-4A41-A6B5-0AB8ADEAC13B@xxxxxx

>> > Ok, this article on how to turn off Windows Defender is not going to
>> > help
>> > someone getting this error because you have to go into Windows Defender
>> > according to the article to turn it off. If you are receiving this
>> > error, then you cannot open Windows Defender.
>> >
>> > Need another plan....
>> >
>> > Thank you
>> > Christine
>> >
>> >
>> > "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > news:OFkeFPfnJHA.1492@xxxxxx
>> >> You're mowst welcome, Sven. If whatever Version of "the" McAfee
>> >> contains
>> >> an antispyware component, [the Versions installed by OEMs usually are
>> >> suites that do include this ] then Windows Defender should have been
>> >> disabled when McAfee was installed.
>> >> IF that is the situation, then you can turn WD off manually:
>> >> http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disable-Windows-Defender
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
>> >> ===============
>> >> *-343-* FDNY
>> >> Never Forgotten
>> >> ===============
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Sven Pran wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Thanks for this information, I shall check exactly what features are
>> >>> included in McAfee on my daughter's computer.
>> >>> (I know that it has antivirus protection and a firewall.)
>> >>>
>> >>> Now the interesting question: Is this "error" message something my
>> >>> daughter has to live with or can it be disabled in any way (if McAfee
>> >>> includes the appropriate protection)?
>> >>>
>> >>> regards Sven
>> >>>
>> >>> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >>> news:uhWhcpRnJHA.5412@xxxxxx
>> >>>
>> >>>> IF the McAfee 'thing' has it's own spyware component then Defender
>> >>>> is
>> >>>> Disabled. Thus, the error message.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> QED: What is the McAfee product installed ?
>> >>>> Check it's User Guide to see if there is a spyware component
>> >>>> included.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
>> >>>> ===============
>> >>>> *-343-* FDNY
>> >>>> Never Forgotten
>> >>>> ===============
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Sven Pran wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>> Thanks for your comment, but did you read my OP? KB 931849 is the
>> >>>>> very
>> >>>>> article we tried without success to apply!
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Sven
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >>>>> news:uEGegUQnJHA.4652@xxxxxx
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>> Sven
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Here is your problem and resolution included
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> --
>> >>>>>> Peter
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>> >>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
>> >>>>>> acknowledged.
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >>>>>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>> >>>>>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it
>> >>>>>>> was
>> >>>>>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial
>> >>>>>>> McAfee
>> >>>>>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a
>> >>>>>>> permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection
>> >>>>>>> here,
>> >>>>>>> but I fail to see what that connection could be.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which
>> >>>>>>> suggests to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and
>> >>>>>>> then
>> >>>>>>> reinstall it. The only problem with this is that Windows Defender
>> >>>>>>> is
>> >>>>>>> not included in the list of installed programs that can be
>> >>>>>>> uninstalled, and when she tries to "reinstall" it Windows
>> >>>>>>> Defender
>> >>>>>>> is reported as already present on the system.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running
>> >>>>>>> without
>> >>>>>>> any problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not
>> >>>>>>> listed among installed programs.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can
>> >>>>>>> aid our troubleshooting.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> regards Sven
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>
>> >
>>
 

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#15
My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba
Application failed to initialize"

This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee license
is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent licence
today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to see what that
connection could be.

She was guided to Error message when you run Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba" which suggests to
initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it. The
only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in the list
of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she tries to
"reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present on the
system.

I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
installed programs.

I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our
troubleshooting.

regards Sven


This morning at 0450 Microsoft downloaded a new set of definitions and Defender now works hine - Hooray!
 

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Rojo Habe

#16
Don't worry too much about the upgraded-from-XP thing. I only really
pointed you at that article because it shows you haw to do a System Restore.

System Restore is always a safe bet because it creates a restore point
before it restores anything, which makes it undo-able. You just have to
know when the problem started happening so that you can go back to a time
before that. The second method, reinstalling Windows, sounds a bit more
drastic and you might be wise to seek further advice before resorting to
this, although I'm told an in-place upgrade isn't anything to fret too much
over.




"Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:1816560D-8F92-4EC3-A54C-8BF33190AF47@xxxxxx

> Thanks for the comment. However I am still worried because KB935511 refers
> to installations where Windows XP has been upgraded to Vista. This
> computer has to my knowledge never had Windows XP, it was delivered (from
> DELL) some six weeks ago with Vista pre-installed.
>
> regards Sven
>
> "Rojo Habe" <noem@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:93A0B604-D603-46FF-BC2E-1C0A68953280@xxxxxx

>> Windows Defender doesn't appear in the list if you have Vista because it
>> is part of the operating system. That KB article fails to mention which
>> OS it pertains to but you can't reinstall Defender that way in Vista.
>> Try using System Restore to return the system to a point before it
>> started happening. The following article describes how to do this:
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935511/en-us
>>
>> I note the only other option it gives is to reinstall Windows. You can
>> do this by running the Setup disc from within Windows and "upgrading" it
>> over itself.
>>
>>
>> "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx

>>> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
>>> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
>>>
>>> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
>>> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
>>> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent
>>> licence today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to
>>> see what that connection could be.
>>>
>>> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests
>>> to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it.
>>> The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in
>>> the list of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she
>>> tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present
>>> on the system.
>>>
>>> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
>>> problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
>>> installed programs.
>>>
>>> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid
>>> our troubleshooting.
>>>
>>> regards Sven
>>
>
 

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#17
My Hero (or is it heroine?)!

Christine, you are my hero (heroine?)! I read many other web pages on this
problem and none resolved it as you did. Most simply point to the same
inapplicable KB articles. Way to go!
 

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djtito

#18
hi sven i had the same problem as you.i've managed to solve it after hours searching for the solution and HERE IS YOURS!!!
go to "start>control panel>administrative tools>services" scroll down and locate Windows Defender,click once on it and then click start on the left pane that looks like a 'Hyperlinked' start underlined and in blue.
once you have done that you can go back to start>all programs>Windows Defender,open it (i wasn't able to even do this as this error code kept popping up) and untick all the boxes.don't panic your Mcafee will protect you from everithing that W.D. is supposed to.
and that should be the end of your problem!!!
buy.


Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
 

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Christine Williams

#19
Re: My Hero (or is it heroine?)!

Woohoo! I'm a heroine!

I looked everywhere for a solution to this problem and NONE of the articles
on the Microsoft site helped me.
Glad to help someone else!!



"Jay" <Jay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:A7D21AE4-3591-4451-9A86-8D483809C011@xxxxxx

> Christine, you are my hero (heroine?)! I read many other web pages on this
> problem and none resolved it as you did. Most simply point to the same
> inapplicable KB articles. Way to go!
 

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kelly oomen

#20
"Sven Pran" wrote:

> Thanks for the comment. However I am still worried because KB935511 refers
> to installations where Windows XP has been upgraded to Vista. This computer
> has to my knowledge never had Windows XP, it was delivered (from DELL) some
> six weeks ago with Vista pre-installed.
>
> regards Sven
>
> "Rojo Habe" <noem@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:93A0B604-D603-46FF-BC2E-1C0A68953280@xxxxxx

> > Windows Defender doesn't appear in the list if you have Vista because it
> > is part of the operating system. That KB article fails to mention which
> > OS it pertains to but you can't reinstall Defender that way in Vista. Try
> > using System Restore to return the system to a point before it started
> > happening. The following article describes how to do this:
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935511/en-us
> >
> > I note the only other option it gives is to reinstall Windows. You can do
> > this by running the Setup disc from within Windows and "upgrading" it over
> > itself.
> >
> >
> > "Sven Pran" <no.direct@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:9BB79C5E-661A-47A0-AA93-666D32B4962C@xxxxxx

> >> My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code
> >> 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize"
> >>
> >> This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
> >> delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee
> >> license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent
> >> licence today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to
> >> see what that connection could be.
> >>
> >> She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 which suggests
> >> to initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it.
> >> The only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in
> >> the list of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she
> >> tries to "reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present
> >> on the system.
> >>
> >> I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
> >> problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
> >> installed programs.
> >>
> >> I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our
> >> troubleshooting.
> >>
> >> regards Sven
> >
> This story is all too familiar
Bought a Dell in Dec... Mcfee was installed but then I reinstalled
I agree with your fix but here is the problem with that
Lets say that for me the last day was the 24th
You still have mcfee to deal with and this will happen all over again?
Or do you think it worth the try before we reinstall?
Is there so kind of a conflict between vista and Mcfee!
vista does not like virus protection?
 

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