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security center disabled in safe mode

    Question

  • Hi
    I've tried to find an answer to this in the forum but i was not very successfull, although i've found something similar i was not sure if i should do it.
    That said i'll explain:
    i have windows vista. when i star the computer in safe mode, i immediately receive the task bar notification of the firewall being disabled » then i click and there's a windows confirming and » when i click the button to restore it there is a message saying that it is not possible » when i click the link to go to the security center and it says it is disabled. In fact, in the contro panel the security center simply simply does not appear .
    In run an anti-virus and anti-spyware and there is nothing reported.
    i reboot the machine normally and there it is: the security center, with enabled firewall, automatic updates, anti-virus and other costum security settings. All seems fine. Is it really?
    Again, in safe mode, and it disapeared once more.

     

    If you can help me with this i would be gratefull.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 2:06 AM

Answers

  • Hi

     

    This is by design.

     

    Safe mode is a troubleshooting and diagnostic mode for Windows that starts the computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The system is completely isolated in Safe Mode.

     

    If you select Safe mode with networking from the Safe Boot options, this starts Windows in safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on a network. When you choose this option, the Firewall will initialize and appear in Control Panel.

     

    The Security Center will not be available in either one of these safe boot options. The security center is simply a Control Panel applet that shows the current state of security related components and contains links to those components.

     

    What is it that you are trying to accomplish?

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:36 PM
  •  jf_pt wrote:

    Hi

    It's me again...

    Sorry to insist on this, but after your explanation i started my computer in safe mode with networking and unfortunately the security center was disabled still, when it should be enabled this time, right?

     

    No, read my message again, the Security Center is not available in either one of these safe mode options.

     

    It's a good idea to run your antivirus / anti-spyware in safe mode since there are less components that are loading and running that might interfere with the operation of these programs.

     

    Hope this helps.

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Saturday, August 02, 2008 5:18 PM

All replies

  • Hi

     

    This is by design.

     

    Safe mode is a troubleshooting and diagnostic mode for Windows that starts the computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The system is completely isolated in Safe Mode.

     

    If you select Safe mode with networking from the Safe Boot options, this starts Windows in safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on a network. When you choose this option, the Firewall will initialize and appear in Control Panel.

     

    The Security Center will not be available in either one of these safe boot options. The security center is simply a Control Panel applet that shows the current state of security related components and contains links to those components.

     

    What is it that you are trying to accomplish?

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.
    By marking a post as Answered, you help others find the answer faster.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:36 PM
  • Hello
    I thank you for taking the time to answer. Thanks for the fast and very clear answer.
    It makes total sense Smile

    I had just installed an upgrade for a anti-spyware program and i did it in safe mode... with networking. Then i rebooted to make the anti-spyware run and i started in safe mode (no networking this time) and noticed the warning for the first time - i have to confess that i run my anti-virus and anti-spyware in safe mode many times and never noticed that warning.
    So has you can see i wasn't trying to accomplish much Smile I got worried unnecessarilly -
    a non-problem after all.

    Sorry for troubling you with such a small issue. And thank you once again.
    Sincerely
    jf
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:01 AM
  • HI

     

    Not a problem, always glad to help.

     


    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:55 AM
  • Hi

    It's me again...

    Sorry to insist on this, but after your explanation i started my computer in safe mode with networking and unfortunately the security center was disabled still, when it should be enabled this time, right?

    Do you have any idea about what could cause it?

    I thought about it and don’t recall making any changes except the upgrade (re-installation) of the anti-spyware.
    Sorry for insisting on this but it leaves me worried.
    Thanks once more
    Bye
    Saturday, August 02, 2008 4:59 PM
  •  jf_pt wrote:

    Hi

    It's me again...

    Sorry to insist on this, but after your explanation i started my computer in safe mode with networking and unfortunately the security center was disabled still, when it should be enabled this time, right?

     

    No, read my message again, the Security Center is not available in either one of these safe mode options.

     

    It's a good idea to run your antivirus / anti-spyware in safe mode since there are less components that are loading and running that might interfere with the operation of these programs.

     

    Hope this helps.

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Saturday, August 02, 2008 5:18 PM
  • Hi

    Got it wrong. Sorry, m
    y mistake. Probably my english isn't as good as i would want it to be.

    Thank you and i'm sorry to bother you once more.

    Bye
    Saturday, August 02, 2008 6:47 PM
  • Hi

     

    Your not bothering me at all and your English is very good.

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Sunday, August 03, 2008 2:13 AM
  • this is a funny thread
    Sunday, April 05, 2009 9:41 AM
  • Hi

    Sorry to bother You YET AGAIN but...
    When i go to safe mode,it says security center  disabled...
    Ok...Not a problem...But what's a problem,is that I CAN'T scan my computer...
    (I'm using F secure) I click on the shortcut but...Nothing...It's loading for a sec and nothing...
    It won't open...Well i scanned my computer with spybot S&D but i guess F secure is better....
    So...Any ideas?

    Thanks.

    PS.I just noticed how old this thread is but if you still could answer me please

    Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:37 PM