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Windows defender won't open. Shows error message

Q: Windows defender won't open. Shows error message

I've got a pc running Windows 8.1
64-bit, 4gb of ram. Whenever I open Windows defender, an error message pops up. I need help.
I've attached an image.

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Preferred Solution: Windows defender won't open. Shows error message

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Hello....I have just had lots of problems with malware and after joining this website everything has been removed. However, since all of the problems i cannot start Windows Defender.

Error message: Windows defender encountered an error: 0x800106ba. A problem caused this programs service to stop. To start the service, restart the computer or search help and support for how to start manually.

I have tried lots of different things, restarting, disabling it, setting it to automatic, but each time it does not start and gives me the error message.

Is there any way to fix it? As i have read that it cant be uninstalled. For the time being i have disabled the program and also disabled it from start up. I would be so grateful if someone could shed some light?

Cheers in advance!
 

A:Solved: Windows Defender does not open - Error message

I would say just go without and use other Antispyware programs, or change your antivirus from AVG to MSE which completely encompasses Windows Defender.
 

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I'm using windows vista and get the following error message after turning on my computer; application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. Can't seem to get rid of this error message?

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In the little PC issues thingy in the tool bar on Win 7 I keep getting a message to turn on Windows Defender. I turn it on and it's back off and giving me the message again (no specific time, maybe a few hours maybe a day, maybe next time I reboot).

Any ideas on this?

Thanks
 

A:Windows Defender error message, Win 7

How to disable Windows Defender in Windows 7

Then, get yourself some real anti-malware software, like the free versions of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SuperAntiSpyware.
 

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When I Open My open virtual PC given  this error..earlier it worked well
"Cannot start windows virtual PC Host process .Check the System event log for More details"

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Everytime I logon I receive the following error message: [Windows Defender Application Failed to initialize 0X80070006. The handle is invalid]. I am able to bypass the error mesage and continue to logon. However; when I go into Control Panel and click on Windows Defender I receive the same error message. I do use a password to logon to my computer and recently changed it; not sure if that has anything to do with it. I tried to reset the password and go back to my original password yet it tells me to insert a disk in drive D: Not sure if that's the original setup disk I received with my laptop or not.

Any Help someone can provide to correct this problem would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Windows defender error message

Defender is deprecated. Turn off the service. Use Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

Remove Defender from any scheduled tasks.
 

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Hi,I'm running win 7 home premium 64 bit, Avast anti-virus, malwarebytes anti malware and superantispyware but having a problem with windows defender. I noticed it was not working, although it has been in the past, so I tried to enable it but get this message:"This program is blocked by group policy. For more information contact your system administrator. (Error code: 0x800704ec)"Any help appreciated.

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cant do a scan with windows defender i get error message 0x8050800c ive checked with the microsoft suppiort ive installed all updates has anybody else had this problem and know how to fix it?

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PC, Windows XP, Dell.

Every time I start up my computer, I get the error message:
Application failed to initialize: 0x800 106ba. A problem caused Windows Defender Service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or search Help and Support on how to start a service manually.

I am posting a HiJack log below in case it helps. I am not having any other symptoms, so I don't know if the message is benign or not. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:23:46 PM, on 1/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue\ControlPanel\VersionCueTray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\launchpd.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\RemCtrl\ATIX10.exe... Read more

A:Windows Defender Error Message- HiJack Posted

I would try uninstalling Windows Defender, restarting the computer, then reinstalling Windows Defender. Something in the configuration is causing it to fail to load when you start the computer and the reinstall will probably fix it.

The only other thing I can think of from what you posted is that Norton Anti-Virus (or another anti-spyware program) and Windows Defender are fighting with each other.
Larry
Dell Customer Advocate
 

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After restarting my computer, Windows action center has announced that my spyware protection and virus protection were disabled. Windows defender no longer appeared in Control panel.
 
MsMpEng.exe process is running via task manager and Windows defender services are still working as I see in services.msc. But the services are grayed out that means the services cannot be edited.
 
I do not have any other malware or anti virus installed in my PC before the error occured.
 
I've tried malwarebyte anti-malware, tdsskiller, adwcleaner, hitman and also malwarebytes anti-rootkit. Tdsskiller and hitman found nothing. adwcleaner and malwarebyte found threats, after removing those and reboot windows defender still couldn't start.
I have tried malwarebyte anti-rookit also, a first scan found nothing, then I reboot and scan it second time but still found nothing.
 
I hope to get instructions. Thank you.

A:Windows Defender cannot open. Error code: 0x80073b01

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Hello, and thanks in advance for your help,
 
I am posting because I believe that my computer has somehow become infected by malware that is in some way interfering with Windows Defender, as when I try and open Windows Defender now I receive the error 0x80073b01:
 

Microsoft Security Client
 
An error has occured in the program during initialization. If this problem continues, please contact your system administrator.
 
Error code: 0x80073b01

 
A quick google search of the error revealed that it may be fairly serious and not very easy to remove. I came across this topic here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/497984/mse-error-0x80073b01/  which convinces me I may need some help to fix this.
 
 
Here is the dds.txt log file:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.17.2
Run by Chris at 17:11:24 on 2013-09-10
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro  6.2.9200.0.1252.61.2057.18.4091.2508 [GMT 10:00]
.
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Error 0x80073b01 - when trying to open Windows Defender (Win8)

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
===

--RogueKiller--
Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+
Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltration an infection.
===

Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

Link 1
Link 2
* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

IMPORTANT....

1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.

How to : D... Read more

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Windows Defender in Windows 7 OS
Error Code 0x800704ec
Won't allow me to open it due to a group policy is apply by the administrator which I check don't exist
I try every kind of Antivirus programs and spyware, malware security removal program and I also try to fix the group policy which it don't exist.
 
I'm RogerRogerC

A:Windows 7 Defender won't open because a group policy issue and error code is 0x800704ec

Hi,
 
Please try the suggestions from the link below to check whether Windows Defender can be started.
 
Error message trying to start Windows
defender
 
Thanks,
Novak

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Hey, hopefully someone here can help me because I'm on the verge of tearing my hair out here.

I seem to have picked up some sort of virus last night, which restarted my PC. Once it booted back up, I couldnt access any .exe files at all, when I try it gives me a loading icon for half a second, before not doing anything at all.

I've tried burning reg fixes onto a CD and have run them on my PC, but they seem to have no effect. I've also tried a system restore to the day before, but get an error message stopping me from doing it and I'm at a bit of a loose end as to what else I can try beyond a new hard drive and a fresh install of windows.

Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Chris

A:Windows 7 - exe files won't open, no error message

As an addendum to this, I've just got in from work and attempted to use iexplorer, and it turns out that's the only file I can open.

Thanks again.

Chris

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This solution worked once - but not twice. I now get that pesky malware popup about all the nasty malware on my PC and that I need to run (and buy) Antivirus 2009 - which I know is a blackmail scam...but, might this be the root of my problem? If so, how do I know if this mal/scamware is on my unit?

A:Cannot open up IE 7, it gives me an error message[MOVED FROM WINDOWS]

Hello and welcome to TSF

I moved this thread to the appropriate forum. If any of the directions tell you to post logs, post them in this thread DO NOT create a new one.

Look over these http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html
If you cannot complete any of the steps for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed, and post your logs in this thread where an Analyst will assist you. However, it is very important to make mention of any of the steps that you were not able to complete.

After you?ve posted your logs, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are very busy.

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I know for a fact that Windows Defender did not have an icon in the notification tray/taskbar in Windows 8/8.1. I'm talking about the bottom right and if you have/had Win 7 using MSE you would have the icon (green house with checkmark and flag) if enabled.

When Windows Defender did not have the same functionality for its icon people were really up in arms and many threads talked about hacks to get it to appear. Well all of a sudden I noticed that it was available and if I select "Show icon and notifications" under customize it appears. If I hover over it it shows "PC Status: Protected" just like MSE.

Does anyone else see this? When did it happen? I would have thought I would see some mention of it somewhere since it was a feature (lacking) that really bothered people.

edit: There is even a tutorial here on how to add it. And it says "Windows Defender does not have a icon in the notification area, but it does run in the background by default and will give you a notification if it detects anything."

Windows Defender - Create Shortcut in Windows 8

I'm pretty sure it is not showing because it detected something. Like I said its showing just like the MSE icon.

A:Windows Defender icon now shows in notification tray

I noticed that change a while back actually, so have some other folks,

There's a Windows Defender Icon in my Taskbar - Microsoft Community

I kind of like it myself.

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I am not sure when and what update this occurred during, but the Windows Defender icon now appears in the system tray, under 2 systems:

Windows 8 Core
Windows 8.1 Pro
To make the icon appear, simply launch Windows Defender from the Start Start.



During a system scan.



During an update.



Mouse-over, during update.



There is currently no context menu added by Microsoft, for Windows Defender on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

Thanks for reading.
 

A:Defender icon now shows in System Tray - Windows 8 and 8.1

I hope they will add a context menu entry and will improve Defender further, many people rely on it as AV
its right behind Avast according to OPSWAT
 

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I need help. I suddenly cannot open a pdf attachment from my windows live email. How do I fix it? I click on the attachment and a window opens asking if I want to open. I click yes, then a box pops up with a red X saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Defaults programs control panel." I did go into the defaults control panel and there was a pdf file associated with it ...I think. Also a about a week ago, I could not send attachments with my windows live...it also asked me to set up an association in the defaults program. I did that and now I can send. Hmmm. How did things get re-set? Please help. Thanks!

A:Error message trying to open pdf from windows live email

Hello there all you need to do is download and install Adobe Reader restart your web browser and open up a pdf to read it.Before you click download make sure to uncheck the box that says mcafee security scan.

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I have no idea what happened. I keep getting an error message whenever I try to open anything. No programs will open. I even went to try and restore back to another time, but that application won't open either. I went to add/remove programs and I got the same error. I'm totally freaking out I have no idea what to do now.

This is the error message I get whenever I try to open anything.

Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you were in the midde of something, the information you were working on might be lost.

Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve Windows Explorer. We weill treat this report as confidential and anonymous.

To see what data this error report contains, click here.

Then I can Debug, Send Error Report, or Don't Send

I've tried the Debug but the same error report comes up.

I've gotten a message like this before and have never had this happen.

Please please please help I have no idea what to do now.
 

A:Windows Explorer Error Message....Nothing will OPEN... PLEASE HELP...Freakikng out

Hi!

Did you try safe mode? Reboot your PC, immediately start tapping F8 until a text menu appears. Use your arrow keys to select "safe mode with networking". It might take some time to load. Once there (hopefully) you can try system restore.

Any progress?
 

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I apologise for my first thread, I'm new at this kind of communication, I hope this is better.

I may have stumbled on to the solution as my Defender is not showing the virus at this time. I went through the whole process several times today. First ran the Defender program quickly and it showed the virus. Then I cleared all and rebooted. Went into Defender and excluded the D:\directory. Ran it again and Defender did not show the virus. In reading about Defender there is a problem with the code and the code in D:\ directory where the program for repairing Windows 10 is stored on my HP Laptop. I then removed the block on D:\

I then ran the virus programs Malwarebytes Adw Cleaner, then Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then HitmanPro, then Zemana AntiMalware. All showed a clean machine!! I did this several times just to make sure.

I then rebooted then made sure there was no block on D:\ in Defender and then ran Defender at high speed and no virus!! Repeated and again no virus!!

Each time I ran Defender I uploaded, so I hope Microsoff updated the program.
 

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Windows XP Home SP2

I am trying to help a lady with her computer. She called and said she could not connect to the internet. She was getting the error—cannot verify username or password. I went through and re put in her username and password, called the ISP made sure it was right. Tried the dial up and it would connect to the internet but could not go to any web pages.

I deleted Temp Internet files, cookies and history. I then thought I would run spybot although I could not get on the internet to update it at least I would see what I could catch with that and adware and spyblaster etc. I downloaded spybot from a disk I have and ran it and it caught 4 items. I am sorry I did not write them down but I no one was DSO Exploits and one was shop at home don’t remember the other 2. anyway, I fixed them all and it came back and said there was one (the shop at home) it could not fix but maybe could when I restarted the computer again so I checked yes. I closed out the spybot and thought I would look in add/remove programs for the shop at home cause I have found it there before. Well now I cannot get anywhere on the computer, any program I try to open says

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel.

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A:Solved: Windows XP Home SP2-error message won't let me open any programs at all-PLEASE HELP

It sounds like the file association for .EXE has been removed...

Save the attached file to the desktop
Right click it and select "rename"
Rename it to: exefile.reg (instead of: exefile.reg.txt)
Then double click it to merge with the registry.

A reboot might be required for changes to take effect.
Hopefully, file extensions aren't hidden, and if they are, you can get into Folder Options > View tab to uncheck "hide extensions for known file types". I'm also hoping that .reg file association isn't also messed up, and that the default action is still "merge".
If you can now open EXE files, please post a HijackThis log.
EDIT: Hmm, it also sounds like .cpl (control panel extension) association is messed up as well.
 

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Until today I have been able to go to a site I use a lot, to day I get a message that says " Internet Explorer cannnot open .......(site) Operation aborted.
I did not see a forum entry that covered this. Thanks for any help

This does not occur on many sites on my cpu

 

A:WinXP Error Message - Windows Explorer cannot open (site)

Are you facing problem to open with another web site? Delete you all Internet browser histories and cookies. And set the security settings default.
Either you can try to use another web browser; like Mozilla Firefox.
 

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Two days ago my laptop unexpectedly shut off. Ever since then i get the windows error recovery message whenever i start up windows. I choose to start windows normally instead of going into safe mode. Once my desktop loads, i try clicking on programs that keep on failing to load. After 10 or more minutes i finally get them open. The screen also blacks out and comes back. The network icon sometimes shows that the computer is connected to the ethernet code when its not and it also shows that the internet is not connected or on when it is. The programs also become unresponsive alot , causing me to restart. What should i do ? Ive been experiencing this problem for 2 days.
 

A:Windows error recovery message & programs take too long to open?

Welcome to the forums,

Why did the computer shut off unexpectedly, did the power in your house go out? was the computer running MS updates at the time of a power failure or any other updates for any programs you have installed on the computer?

When the power goes out unexpectedly it can cause corrutions of the files, next time you get the error recovery message choose repair the computer, this choice will automatically try to fix errors. After choosing repair the computer, the computer might ask a couple of things; if the option comes up please choose to fix errors that are found and to recover bad sectors on the disk.
 

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Goodday everyone,
 
I was just using the internet like usual when I tried to download an app that looked intresting. Unfortunately it was a PUP bomb and what not but it was too late. It has already infected my device. I ran malwarebytes antimalware immediately followed by adware cleaner. Both programs showed several detections. I also manually used the task manager to identify any suspicious looking application running on my system. After several detections and system clean up, I had to restart my pc several times to complete those. 
 
And finally after I thought everything had been removed , I followed the instructions on the malwarebytes official website on how to clean my browser and remove hidden shortcuts. Sometime later malwarebytes started telling that it is blocking malicious websites.
 
I looked online and downloaded GMER unfortunately it always shows  ( windows32 config system, the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another program ) , if I pressed OK and started a scan GMER eventually crashes.
 
Updated >
I just ran MalwareBytes Antirootkit; it flashed a warning sign saying a probable rootkit activity detected registry value Applnit_Dll. Since I am not sure I pressed no, updated the database and started the scan. It gave a negative result; as in no rootkit present. Nevertheless GMER crashed again.
 
Thanks a lot in advance for any suggestions or tips.
Best Regards.

A:GMER shows an error message and crashes

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first ti... Read more

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Attachment 6674

Whenever i try to shut down my computer it shows this message and takes a lot of time to shut down.and it doesnt

shut down completely,i mean the monitors turns off but the computer still running.Thanks in advance

A:Whenever i try to shut down computer it shows a error message

I've seen this error due to bad installations of software and due to malware.

Please try putting a CD/DVD into the drive. It may take several tries, but the system is looking for a certain file on a certain device. This is most likely a CD/DVD that was pulled out before the program/installation was finished.

Also, try scanning for malware with some of the free tools here: Free Online AntiMalware Resources

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I've made an exe file to register dll files to client computer. I made it using InstallShield Professional. When i execute it in a vista client, it shown an message "This Program is used internally by package from website. It should not be executed directly". I've tried it in some others client and it worked well.

Any ideas ? any help will be appreciated.
 

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My Windows XP laptop boots up to the point of the desktop appearing and the icons being drawn. There are two account names but whichever one is used gets the same result. Just after the desktop icons appear, there is the following message: "Windows Defender. Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. A problem caused Windows Defender service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or search Help and Support on how to start a service manually."

At this point, the interface freezes. The mouse cursor still moves, but nothing responds to a click. Clicking "OK" on the Defender message or trying to X it out does nothing. Nothing else, including the Start menu for example, responds either. This condition has existed for about two weeks.

The laptop will boot up into Safe mode and into Safe Mode with Networking. However, the strategies I have attempted in this mode have not solved the problem.

First, I used msconfig to go to the Services tab to see if Windows Defender could be unchecked there. But it does not list Windows Defender.

Second, I tried to remove Windows Defender with Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel. This results in this message: "Add or Remove Programs. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in Safe Mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." Not that it would probably help, but the Change optio... Read more

A:Defender Error Message Freezes Computer

See here for info and solutions
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849

I think Step 3 is what you need to do in your case
 

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We have an older Pavillion Desktop, p6600 Series, but the issue seems to be with the 2011x LED monitor.  It is connected to the pc with a DVI cable.  However, there is a port for a VGA cable, if I had one.  There is no HDMI port on this monitor.  So the problem... The monitor frequently "glitches"...it shows an error message a few times and then it goes to sleep.  The error message says, "Input Signal Out of Range, Change Settings to 1600x900 - 60Hz".  According to the monitor's user manual, I need to restart my computer in Safe Mode, change the settings accordingly, and then restart the computer for the settings to take effect.  The problem is I can't get a picture on the monitor of any kind...just the error message and then nothing...so I can't even get into Safe Mode to make the changes in the first place. I am confident that this monitor is in good working order and that it would be fine if I could make the changes.  But how to make the changes without having to buy another monitor is the question. Would it make a difference if I bought a VGA cable and connected it with that?  I am not all that tech savy so I don't know if that's a valid option or not. Suggestions? Thanks!

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after installing Nero my laptop shows blue screen with some error message .i tried to reinstall new operating system it shows now power on the hard disk. what is this problem .
 

A:my laptop shows blue screen with some error message

gsmtracker said:


after installing Nero my laptop shows blue screen with some error message .i tried to reinstall new operating system it shows now power on the hard disk. what is this problem .Click to expand...

error message when i press enter to continue.

setup didn't find any hard disk drive installed in ur computer.
make sure any hard disk drive is powered on and properly connected,
and any disk related hardware configurations correct.this may involve
running a manufacturer -supplied diagnostic or setup program.

 

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Computer: Acer Aspire 4730Z

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

Problem: Screen flashes black, then error message shows.

Details: Long ago, I was trying to play a game and coundnt do to graphics card. I got a driver, and I could play then. Only 1 problem. My screen goes black all of a sudden, then comes back on and shows a message that says "Somethingorother Has Sucessfully Recovered".

This happens about every 5-15 minutes, everyday. I'm 85% it's from installing the driver, but it was the correct one, because when I went to the site, it had it automatically check mine, for the latest version.

A:Screen flashes black, then error message shows

Hello XuzI,

More than likely its a driver issue. What make and model of graphics card is it?

Also, lets view if the driver did not install correctly. Right click on the My Computer icon and select Properties. Click the tab that says Hardware than the button that says Device Manager. See if anything in this list has an icon next to it which looks like a yellow triangle with an ! in it.

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Hi I have 2 important messages in my windows computer and it includes Windows defender I open Windows Defender When a error that says: An error has occurred In the program during initialization.If this problem continues,Please Contact the system administrator. : I am the administrator? I don't really know what to do? is it a Virus? But anyway this happen'd once I installed a app called Malwarebytes Recommended buy Microsoft It completely deleted my internet files I needed so the internet would not open Then I made a backup point And restored to that? Any ideas that could help? please?

A:How Do I open Windows Defender When it wont open -- Is it a virus?

Hi Fabighost Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a one of the leading Anti-Malware software right now so if you downloaded it from the official website below, then you're sure to have installed a legitimate copy.https://forums.malwarebytes.org/If you downloaded it from another source, I cannot tell you if it's legitimate or not without checking it myself. Let's take a more in-depth look at your system.SecurityCheckDownload SecurityCheck and move the executable to your Desktop;Execute SecurityCheck, press on a key and let the scan run;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:Flush DNS;Report IE Proxy Settings;Reset IE Proxy Settings;Report FF Proxy Settings;Reset FF Proxy Settings;List content of Hosts;List IP Configuration;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Installed Programs;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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hi guys
when my win7 comes up the windows defender shows the picture below.how can i prevent this warning to open when the windows started?

A:windows defender shows at windows start up

Have you gone into Tools ?

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Hi I'm new to these forums and recently a family member has brought me an IBM laptop that refuses to boot up. When I press the power button the message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Selecrt 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

If you could help it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Ibm Laptop Refuses To Start. Shows Error Message About A Corrupt File.

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Selecrt 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

Thats what you have to do.

You have to be brave, shove in the disk, press the r for repair (not the R for recovery console) You will need you XP key and it will install XP again, replacing the files that are damaged.

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when i open my laptop it shows error: unknown filesystem because i updated it to windows 10 from window 7.so please help me regarding this.

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I have Microsoft Security Essentials, which disabled Windows Defender. I am happy with that. But every time I boot, I get a message that says Windows Defender has been turned off, and I have to click something. How can I kill that message?

A:Windows defender boot message

Type services.msc in the start search box. Click on the icon to bring up the services window. Scroll down to Windows Defender, right click, choose properties, set it to 'disabled' and stop the service.

Reboot and see if you get the message again.

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Just suddenly got a pop-up from Windows Defender that warned to "Review Changes to Computer Settings" - don't recall making any!

Then it gives this VERY LONG list of website addresses. Must be 100 of them!

It asks me to Select an Action to apply, either Permit or Deny and that if Permitted, it CANNOT undo it. Yikes!

It gives details of:
Publisher: Not available
Agent: System Configuration
CheckPoint: Hosts file
and to Select an Action to Permit or Deny.

Then it lists all the Websites.....tons of them. And says:
file (changed) @S-1-5-21-340.....and a bunch more numbers, and then C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Anyone? Know what this is...what's going on....what to do??
I still have the Defender page up, as it needs me to take an Action to either Permit or Deny, and have no idea what's going on or what to do.

Ran AVG, nothing found. Ran Spybot, nothing found.

Help greatly appreciated!
 

A:Help! Windows Defender warning message

Spybot, if you just recently ran it and asked it to immunise your system, will have generated a HOSTS file with hundreds of addresses.
The general idea is to block those addresses, and the HOSTS file serves to route any requests to those addresses back to a null address.
 

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I have recently had a problem with my computer where I had to reset IE browser because I couldn't connect to the proxy server. I got that done and now when I try and download FireFox I get the message that the file contains a virus and was deleted. I looked online and many ppl think that I can turn off windows defender and then be able to download. When I open Start menu and search for windows defender I get a file I cannot open. I have also tried going through the control panel with the same results. I have recently purchased and installed RegCure Pro for my computers and ran the scan which fixed 1009 problems with this computer. Any help with getting windows to let me download files would be greatly appreciated.
 
I have attached a screen shot of my control panel where it shows windows defender but the normal wall icon is not there.
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A:Cannot open windows defender!!

1) Registry cleaners and fixers cause problem, they don't cure them.
 
2) It sounds as though you've had several problems with your system. Since you've now used a registry cleaner, it's difficult if not impossible to offer intelligent assistance. However, I can tell you how to disable Windows Defender (which is a complete waste of resources anyway). Go to start - run and type: services.msc (then press ENTER). Find the Windows Defender service and disable it. Reboot.
 
3) Make certain you have a good anti virus app installed and resident at all times.

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A:windows defender does open

What anti virus and Firewall programs are you using?

Your post is somewhat confusing. Does Defender open after the warning or doesn't it?

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I have seen several threads with this same problem. However, I am still stuck on being unable to turn on defender even after following the instructions in previous threads. When I go to the action center and click turn on now, it goes to a list of files with which I have no idea what I am supposed to do. When I go to the control panel, I get the message that "this app has been turned off and is not monitoring your computer". Also, I know that defender can not be turned on when there is another security system running. I previously had a Norton free trial, but I believe I have removed all of the software. In addition, the action center shows that there is nothing protecting the computer. I am sure I am just doing something foolish, but I am completely stuck. Please help!

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I want to stop programs from autoloading when I start up my
computer, but windows defender wont turn on I get this:
Windows defender encountered an error: 0x800106ba. A problem
caused this program?s service to stop. To start the service, restart
your computer or search help and support for how to start a service manually
Can someone help?
 

A:Not able to open windows defender

@un7ucky I want to stop programs from autoloading when I start up my computer,Click to expand...

You didn't give any insights into your system but if you've a newer one, (Windows XP and higher) then try Autoruns http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx hope this helps
 

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After doing the second upgrade for Windows 10 on one of my machines, when clicking on Windows 10, it says it cannot open. Everything else is working fine. How to fix this? there is no other antivirus program on this computer and it worked fine prior to the original upgrade to windows 10

A:Windows Defender will not open

Originally Posted by Robinb9


After doing the second upgrade for Windows 10 on one of my machines, when clicking on Windows 10, it says it cannot open. Everything else is working fine. How to fix this? there is no other antivirus program on this computer and it worked fine prior to the original upgrade to windows 10



Try this - Option 2
Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi I am having the problem of Windows defender not opening. In the action center it says it is on. What I'm having issues with is clicking on the defender icon and nothing happening. It just won't open. I want to run a full scan, but I get nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Defender won't open in windows 8

What happens if you try to open it from the Control Panel?
Does it say 'This app has been turned off and isn't monitoring your computer'?

Also, in the control panel again, check the 'Action Center' to see if there are any messages for antivirus options for Windows Defender.

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I am using Lenovo g40-45. whenever I click 'open windows defender', the message on the picture attached flashes. real time protection is on. your help is highly appreciated! thank you!

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This is a strange problem I have been having for the last couple of weeks. I've googled it but can't find any one else having this problem. I have looked through the Event logs but everything is normal.

After a restart, locking my computer using Ctrl - Alt - Del or Win - L works normally and the screen saver screen appears, hiding my open windows and background along with the "Computer Locked" window.

But after a few days, each time I lock the PC, only the "Computer Locked" window appears and all my open windows are visible behind it. Then I'll have problems with windows not appearing correctly, I'll have to restart Windows and everything is back to normal for a few days.

Every heard of this? Any ideas? I'm running XP Pro with SP3 and the latest updates, including current graphics drivers.

Thanks in advance,

Phil

A:Locking Down XP still shows Open Windows

Can you take a picture of this so we can see what you mean?

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Hello,
My toshiba extrnl 1tb hard disk changed to raw aftr abrupt power cut whn drive was cnnectd to pc. After sum research tried method of test disk on win 7. I followd the procedure and writed partion. But aftr rebootng nw disk changed to unallocated. I tried initializing disk to mbr but it shows cyclic redundancy chck error. And also whn i run test disk nw. It show partion read error. I backdup my data frm drive nw. But also dnt want to lose my drive.
I treid all, chkdsk also but drive dosnt have drive path lettr so i cant run chksdk mthd also. I also use 3rd party app to rebuild mbr bt it aso faild.
Plz can u suggest, wat can i do to save my drive.

My above prblm can be bettr undrstand by you in followng link video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=synoVfeZl_g

Awitng ur rply

A:1tb hard drive shows unallocated & shows error cyclic redundancy error

Hello and welcome Kishor now I have gut feeling that drive night have been damaged by the sudden power failure it could have affected the platters themselves or the controller unit.
Now I think you need to test the drive using this SeaTools for Windows | Seagate or a purely physical surface test see this Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. run it and see my pic on how to set that up. It tests the actual surface of the platters and to some extent the ability of the read / write heads.

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While I was away someone tried to make changes to my system. I am trying to enable Defender, but I receive the attached message;
I am the administrator.

A:Unable to open Windows Defender

Hi:

See here:
Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

But the more fundamental (and worrisome) question: who accessed your system while you were away?
The reason I ask is that it's possible that this person may have made other changes that compromised your security, personal information, etc.
I'm not trying to create fear or paranoia, just mentioning it, in case you want help checking the system...

MM

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Hi,
I've recently encountered a problem with my computer, whenever I attempt to download or even save anything from internet explorer I get the message "(whatever I try to download or save) contained a virus and was deleted". so for example if I were trying to download the latest Microsoft security essentials it would read "mseinstall.exe contained a virus and was deleted". I immediately thought to switch on security essentials and windows defender to check for a virus only to have this message pop up for both instances "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" any help would be greatly appreciated. I am running windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Thanks

A:Cannot download from IE9 or open windows defender

razzledazzle94

Click on type Internet Options inside Search programs and files search box and press <ENTER>

Click on the Advanced Tab

Scroll down to Security section

Uncheck Do not save encrypted pages to disk

Click OK

Then open up IE9 and try to download something

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