Re: security centre unavailable

07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
Thanks, I had the same issue and this seems to have sorted it.



"Peter" wrote:

> Go to Start/Run and enter "services.msc" without the "". Expand the frame
> to full screen to make it easier to navigate. Go down to Security Center
> and right-click to set it to Automatic and Start it.
> Do the same with RPC (Remote Procedure Call ) and Windows Management.
> Do you run Registry cleaners at all? Sometimes they "clean" things that
> they shouldn't.
> Reboot and see if it's OK after doing the above.
> --
> Peter.
> Toronto, Canada.
> XP Home SP2.
> P4 @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HDD, 1.0gb DDR.
> "philwil" <> wrote in message
> >a couple of strange things started happening recently. First, when I start
> >up
> > the pc my taskbar security centre icon tells me my computer is at risk
> > because automatic updates is switched off (it isn't. I have it set to
> > automatic download, and as far as I'm aware it's working).
> > Second, when I go to the security centre I'm told its currently
> > unavailable
> > because security centre service has not started or was stopped. Having
> > said
> > that, I can get into firewall, auto updates and internet options, and
> > everything appears to be okay. Restarting makes no difference.
> > Is it working properly? I don't know. Does anyone know why this is
> > happening, and what I can do about it? I'm using XP Home with sp2 etc.
> >
> > thanks.

Re: security centre unavailable