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Fixing "0x800106ba" Vista Windows Defender

    Question

  • Not really a fix, but how to manually start Windows Defender (WD) when it will not start automatically with windows and rather poops! (pops) up a windows with error "0x800106ba" blah blah blah.
    Follow the path
    Control Panel->Administrative tools->Services
    then locate WD and double click it, select "startup type" as automatic, then click "log on" tab,  click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.
    Click the "recovery" tab and make sure WD tries atleast two time to start, you can understand from the information you see there.
    Now, click the "General" Tab and clikc "start"

    Close the window.

    Now locate the file Windows Defender in Control Panel and double click it.
    It should start now!

    Regards


    Wajih
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Friday, May 02, 2008 6:18 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    Good post. Coulpe of days back I got the same issue. Application Failed to Initialize: 0x800106ba. It is related to windows defender. But, unfortunately all the fix is manual.
    Which means, everytime teh computer reboots we have to manually start the windows defender. After troubleshoot more than 2 hours, i found a simple fix. The fix is true only if following conditions are true.

    1: Application fails to initialize: 0x800106ba pops up on every restart.
    2: u can start the windows defender after successfully starting the WINDEFEND service  i.e. Net Start Windefend in command prompt window.

    Fix : By Default, The startup type "Windefend" service is is manual. Just Make it Automatic , and restart the computer. Bingo, taht should do the trick.

    Regards

    Ramesh V 
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:16 AM

All replies

  •  WajihUllahBaig wrote:
    Not really a fix, but how to manually start Windows Defender (WD) when it will not start automatically with windows and rather poops! (pops) up a windows with error "0x800106ba" blah blah blah.
    Follow the path
    Control Panel->Administrative tools->Services
    then locate WD and double click it, select "startup type" as automatic, then click "log on" tab,  click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.
    Click the "recovery" tab and make sure WD tries atleast two time to start, you can understand from the information you see there.
    Now, click the "General" Tab and clikc "start"

    Close the window.

    Now locate the file Windows Defender in Control Panel and double click it.
    It should start now!

    Regards


    Wajih
    Islamabad, Pakistan


    Hello Wajih,

    This solution worked for me, thanks!

    Regards,
    xslikx
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:27 AM
  • thanks. it helped.

    one action I had to add:

    in the "Control Panel->Administrative tools->Services"

    in "General" tab, I had to do 'start' 'stop' few times.

     

    Dan.

    Tel-Aviv, Israel

     

    Sunday, September 28, 2008 6:35 PM
  • Excellent job guys! Fixed my issue as well!

     

    Wednesday, December 03, 2008 8:02 AM
  • Dear Wajih,

       You made my day. This fixed my Vista trouble with the Windows Defender 0x800106ba. I thought I knew a bit about the computer, but this trouble humbled me. I would have never thought to look in the Administrative Tools. Thank you so much. I think it's interesting and maybe a bit troubling in my mind why this fix isn't listed in the Knowledge Base, that is unless of course I did something wrong. All that's in there is Windows XP, not Vista.

     

    Yours truly,

    Tommy German

    Nolensville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 3:03 PM
  • Cheers Wajih,

    Your "win.defenders" solution worked for me..

    Regards

    Pat

    Dublin, Ireland
    Sunday, March 01, 2009 6:53 PM
  • Still not working for me...
    When i start the service i get the error: 0x80092003

    Anyone who has the solution for my problem?
    I still don't get why microsoft still does nothing about this problem. When i read forums on the internet searching for an answer for the problem, i found that a lot of people with vista has this problem but microsoft only gives a solution for XP. i think that they don't even know what to do or they are just thinking about money and new clients and not thinking about there clients they have...:(
    Tuesday, March 03, 2009 4:38 PM
  • you're welcome,
    don't be surprised for the late reply!

    Wajih

    wajih
    Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:25 PM
  • you're welcome,
    don't be surprised for the late reply!

    Wajih
    wajih
    Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:26 PM
  • danma said:

    thanks. it helped.

    one action I had to add:

    in the "Control Panel->Administrative tools->Services"

    in "General" tab, I had to do 'start' 'stop' few times.

     

    Dan.

    Tel-Aviv, Israel

     



    you're welcome,
    don't be surprised for the late reply!

    Wajih
    wajih
    Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:26 PM
  • Romieb69 said:

    Excellent job guys! Fixed my issue as well!

     


    you're welcome,
    don't be surprised for the late reply!

    Wajih

    wajih
    Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:26 PM
  • Tommy German said:

    Dear Wajih,

       You made my day. This fixed my Vista trouble with the Windows Defender 0x800106ba. I thought I knew a bit about the computer, but this trouble humbled me. I would have never thought to look in the Administrative Tools. Thank you so much. I think it's interesting and maybe a bit troubling in my mind why this fix isn't listed in the Knowledge Base, that is unless of course I did something wrong. All that's in there is Windows XP, not Vista.

     

    Yours truly,

    Tommy German

    Nolensville, Tennessee, United States of America



    you're welcome,
    don't be surprised for the late reply!

    Wajih
    wajih
    Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:27 PM
  • I used the following KB  as a basis (which only works for 2003 and below) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849.  I modified step three as follows and it resolved the issue for me:

    regsvr32 wuapi.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 wucltux.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuwebv.dll
    regsvr32 atl.dll
    regsvr32 softpub.dll
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 mssip32.dll
    Monday, March 09, 2009 9:36 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm running vista business 32 bit. In my case defender got broken by uninstalling forefront security client. The errors are caused by missing registry keys and files in %programData%\Microsoft\windows defender.
    I have fixed it by doing the following:

    Backup from another vista with defender running. Backup these registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender

    Then copy to local drive in the broken vista all files in %programData%\microsoft\windows defender. Once copied replaced them to %programData%\microsoft\windows defender in the broken vista (do it like this as the process requires elevation and hence you will not be able to copy from a network location). The files there should be something like 34MB.

    I'm pasting the registry backup for reference, but if the files in %programData% are missing (the definition updates) defender won't work.

    If you accidentally removed the executables from %programFiles% copy them to the correct folder and then use regsvr32 to register them all. If the files are there you don't need to do this.

    Good luck,

    Mariano.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend]

    "DisplayName"="Windows Defender"

    "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001

    "Group"="COM Infrastructure"

    "ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\

    74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

    00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\

    6b,00,20,00,73,00,65,00,63,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00

    "Start"=dword:00000002

    "Type"=dword:00000020

    "Description"="@%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\MsMpRes.dll,-3068"

    "DependOnService"=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,00,00

    "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"

    "ServiceSidType"=dword:00000001

    "RequiredPrivileges"=hex(7):53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,\

    00,6e,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,\

    65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,42,00,61,00,63,00,6b,00,75,00,70,00,50,00,72,00,69,\

    00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,52,00,65,00,73,00,\

    74,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,\

    00,00,00,53,00,65,00,44,00,65,00,62,00,75,00,67,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,\

    69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,43,00,68,00,61,00,6e,00,67,\

    00,65,00,4e,00,6f,00,74,00,69,00,66,00,79,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,\

    6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,53,00,65,00,63,00,75,00,72,00,69,\

    00,74,00,79,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,\

    00,00

    "FailureActions"=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\

    00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Parameters]

    "ServiceDllUnloadOnStop"=dword:00000001

    "ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,\

    00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,\

    20,00,44,00,65,00,66,00,65,00,6e,00,64,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,6d,00,70,00,73,\

    00,76,00,63,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Security]

    "Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,04,01,00,00,10,01,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\

    00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\

    00,00,02,00,d4,00,07,00,00,00,00,00,28,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,\

    05,50,00,00,00,b5,89,fb,38,19,84,c2,cb,5c,6c,23,6d,57,00,77,6e,c0,02,64,87,\

    00,0b,28,00,00,00,00,10,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,b5,89,fb,38,19,\

    84,c2,cb,5c,6c,23,6d,57,00,77,6e,c0,02,64,87,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,\

    00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,\

    05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,9d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,\

    04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,06,00,00,00,00,\

    00,28,00,15,00,00,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,49,59,9d,77,91,56,\

    e5,55,dc,f4,e2,0e,a7,8b,eb,ca,7b,42,13,56,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,\

    00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Enum]

    "0"="Root\\LEGACY_WINDEFEND\\0000"

    "Count"=dword:00000001

    "NextInstance"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend]

    "DisplayName"="Windows Defender"

    "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001

    "Group"="COM Infrastructure"

    "ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\

    74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

    00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\

    6b,00,20,00,73,00,65,00,63,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00

    "Start"=dword:00000002

    "Type"=dword:00000020

    "Description"="@%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\MsMpRes.dll,-3068"

    "DependOnService"=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,00,00

    "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"

    "ServiceSidType"=dword:00000001

    "RequiredPrivileges"=hex(7):53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,\

    00,6e,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,\

    65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,42,00,61,00,63,00,6b,00,75,00,70,00,50,00,72,00,69,\

    00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,52,00,65,00,73,00,\

    74,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,\

    00,00,00,53,00,65,00,44,00,65,00,62,00,75,00,67,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,\

    69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,43,00,68,00,61,00,6e,00,67,\

    00,65,00,4e,00,6f,00,74,00,69,00,66,00,79,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,\

    6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,53,00,65,00,63,00,75,00,72,00,69,\

    00,74,00,79,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,\

    00,00

    "FailureActions"=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\

    00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Parameters]

    "ServiceDllUnloadOnStop"=dword:00000001

    "ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,\

    00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,\

    20,00,44,00,65,00,66,00,65,00,6e,00,64,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,6d,00,70,00,73,\

    00,76,00,63,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Security]

    "Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,04,01,00,00,10,01,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\

    00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\

    00,00,02,00,d4,00,07,00,00,00,00,00,28,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,\

    05,50,00,00,00,b5,89,fb,38,19,84,c2,cb,5c,6c,23,6d,57,00,77,6e,c0,02,64,87,\

    00,0b,28,00,00,00,00,10,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,b5,89,fb,38,19,\

    84,c2,cb,5c,6c,23,6d,57,00,77,6e,c0,02,64,87,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,\

    00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,\

    05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,9d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,\

    04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,06,00,00,00,00,\

    00,28,00,15,00,00,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,49,59,9d,77,91,56,\

    e5,55,dc,f4,e2,0e,a7,8b,eb,ca,7b,42,13,56,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,\

    00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Enum]

    "0"="Root\\LEGACY_WINDEFEND\\0000"

    "Count"=dword:00000001

    "NextInstance"=dword:00000001






    Friday, March 13, 2009 3:15 PM
  • thanx Wajih! -solved my vista Windows Defender error.
    Sunday, March 15, 2009 7:59 PM
  • You are a genious.  I have been trying to get this issue fixed for days.  This is the first think that has worked.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 6:13 PM
  • After 3 hours of fiddling your solution worked first time - abfab!!!  Many thanks
    Sunday, April 12, 2009 5:24 PM
  • All me pleasure mate!


    wajih
    Monday, April 13, 2009 4:15 AM
  • You are a genious.  I have been trying to get this issue fixed for days.  This is the first think that has worked.
    No, not genious, rather consistent and being patient with a product full of blunders!

    take care


    wajih
    Monday, April 13, 2009 4:16 AM
  • After 3 hours of fiddling your solution worked first time - abfab!!!  Many thanks
    It's all my pleasure mate, I wasted more than than three hours to fix it for the first time!!!!


    Regards

    wajih
    Monday, April 13, 2009 4:17 AM
  • I am so grateful to you for taking the time to help us out here !!!  I have spent 3 days on & off trying to resolve this problem and when I found your recommendation it was a god send.... Thank you so much and bless you, a heavy cloud has been lifted~ it had me so frustrated....
    Monday, May 11, 2009 11:40 AM
  • No problem Debra, enjoy the fix. Really, it was very difficult to track down the error when I did it, so once I had fixed it, I simple posted the fix so that other people could benefit from fix and would avoid the hectic task of finding a self fix. But see! you still tried for 3 days!!!!!!!

    Anyway, thanks and have a nice day

    Wajih
    wajih
    Monday, May 11, 2009 11:56 AM
  • You are a genious.  I have been trying to get this issue fixed for days.  This is the first think that has worked.

    all ma pleasure!!!

    wajih
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:18 AM
  • Cheers Wajih,

    Your "win.defenders" solution worked for me..

    Regards

    Pat

    Dublin, Ireland

    your welcome!

    wajih
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:20 AM
  • Thanks Wajih,

    You are a super star my friend.

    It work for me You also made my day. This fixed my Vista trouble with the Windows Defender 0x800106ba error

    Many thanks!!!

    Regards

    Alan

    Leicester, England
    Sunday, May 31, 2009 10:26 PM
  • Thanks Wajih,

    You are a super star my friend.

    It work for me You also made my day. This fixed my Vista trouble with the Windows Defender 0x800106ba error

    Many thanks!!!

    Regards

    Alan

    Leicester, England
    Your welcome mate!

    wajih
    Monday, June 01, 2009 3:37 AM
  • Wajih bai!

    you're the best! cool tech-tip! thanks a lot bai!

    reps for you.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:52 PM
  • Wajih bai!

    you're the best! cool tech-tip! thanks a lot bai!

    reps for you.

    Enjoy the show Bai, I am enjoying it too!!!
    Thanks

    Regards

    wajih
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 5:52 AM
  • Not really a fix, but how to manually start Windows Defender (WD) when it will not start automatically with windows and rather poops! (pops) up a windows with error "0x800106ba" blah blah blah.
    Follow the path
    Control Panel->Administrative tools->Services
    then locate WD and double click it, select "startup type" as automatic, then click "log on" tab,  click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.
    Click the "recovery" tab and make sure WD tries atleast two time to start, you can understand from the information you see there.
    Now, click the "General" Tab and clikc "start"

    Close the window.

    Now locate the file Windows Defender in Control Panel and double click it.
    It should start now!

    Regards


    Wajih
    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Wajih...you are THE MAN!!!!  I tried everything I could think of....except, of course, going into services.

    Thanks!

    -M. Shane Hill
    Monday, June 15, 2009 6:04 AM
  • Not really a fix, but how to manually start Windows Defender (WD) when it will not start automatically with windows and rather poops! (pops) up a windows with error "0x800106ba" blah blah blah.
    Follow the path
    Control Panel->Administrative tools->Services
    then locate WD and double click it, select "startup type" as automatic, then click "log on" tab,  click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.
    Click the "recovery" tab and make sure WD tries atleast two time to start, you can understand from the information you see there.
    Now, click the "General" Tab and clikc "start"

    Close the window.

    Now locate the file Windows Defender in Control Panel and double click it.
    It should start now!

    Regards


    Wajih
    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Wajih...you are THE MAN!!!!  I tried everything I could think of....except, of course, going into services.

    Thanks!

    -M. Shane Hill
    It is fun to see so many happy people!

    Take care

    wajih
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:07 AM
  • Really Works!!   Great Job Guy!!  .... I had a terrible headache before your answer!!

    Thanx again :)
    Monday, June 22, 2009 8:13 PM
  • Really Works!!   Great Job Guy!!  .... I had a terrible headache before your answer!!

    Thanx again :)
    Your most welcome!



    wajih
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 3:07 AM
  • You made my day.  i had tried everything I could find on this.  Your solution worked.

    Thanx
    lin
    • Proposed as answer by linlou Wednesday, July 01, 2009 10:24 AM
    Wednesday, July 01, 2009 10:24 AM
  • You made my day.  i had tried everything I could find on this.  Your solution worked.

    Thanx
    lin
    Ma pleasure!

    wajih
    Wednesday, July 01, 2009 12:03 PM
  • Hi, I tried regsvr32 these files but got an error message 0x80070005.  can anyone help?

    by the way, the manual start of windows defender works but everytime I restart vista the same error message appears - windows was so annoying....
    thanks
    Thursday, July 02, 2009 2:08 PM
  • Thanks.... as everyone has said, you are a star!   Well done.   Have a happy life!
    Pierre.
    Friday, July 10, 2009 6:34 PM
  • Thanks.... as everyone has said, you are a star!   Well done.   Have a happy life!
    Pierre.
    I am enjoying my celebrity status all day!

    Thanks and have a nice day
    Regards

    wajih
    Saturday, July 11, 2009 4:39 PM
  • [quote wajih]i am enjoying my celebrity status all day!

    Thanks and have a nice day
    Regards[/quote]

    so you should. works for me.:]
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:24 AM
  • [quote wajih]i am enjoying my celebrity status all day!

    Thanks and have a nice day
    Regards[/quote]

    so you should. works for me.:]
    Good to know it is still worthy!

    Regards

    wajih
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 8:25 AM
  • thanx........i could slove the problem in seconds.............


    Rgds,
    Mahaveer

    If some one could help me in sloving one more problem related to Dell laptop

    when ever i switch on my laptop i get an Blue screen and it get restart........

    Error IRQL_less_then_or_equal..........

    Please help me............
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:58 AM
  • Thank you Wajih. Your solution worked. You are obviously very smart. Your kindness has and will help a lot of people.

    T.S.
    Denver, Colorado USA
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:20 AM
  • worked without a hitch, easy directives!!!!
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:58 AM
  • Wajih...Many thanx mate.Your solution looked very technical to me,but it worked 1st time.You are a star.I think the problem is something to do with a clash with McAfee
    I am surprised that Microsoft dont have a Fix for Vista.....Second thoughts,perhaps I shouldnt be surprised.
    Mark
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 8:20 AM
  • have fun dude!

    wajih
    Monday, July 27, 2009 11:22 AM
  • worked without a hitch, easy directives!!!!

    Nice to hear that!
    Thanks!

    wajih
    Monday, July 27, 2009 11:22 AM
  • Well I had nothing installed with Vista and the problem was a real pain in the ____.
    But people do say it has something to do with AV softwares.
    Anyway, enjoy!

    Regards

    wajih
    Monday, July 27, 2009 11:23 AM
  • thanks alot man, worked for my vista
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 5:11 PM
  • thanks alot man, worked for my vista
    Enjoy!



    wajih
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 5:26 PM
  • Thanks from "The Villages in Florida USA".  I just followed your advise and it corrected my problem with WD.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:36 AM
  • Thanks from "The Villages in Florida USA".  I just followed your advise and it corrected my problem with WD.

    Good to know dear villager!




    wajih
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 5:21 PM
  • Hi Wajid,

    Thanks for you advice how to fix the problem 0x800106ba

    Thanks
    Deniss

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 7:54 PM
  • Hi Wajid,

    Thanks for you advice how to fix the problem 0x800106ba

    Thanks
    Deniss

    Nice to see one more happy vista user!

    wajih
    Saturday, August 01, 2009 5:47 AM
  • thank you!
    Tuesday, August 04, 2009 11:51 PM
  • thank you!
    you'r most welcome

    wajih
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009 4:03 PM
  • Wajih,

    Your solution worked perfectly, thanks so much
    Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:21 PM
  • Thanks so much I have been looking for months trying to find a solution. 

    Take care
    karen, Canada

    Saturday, August 08, 2009 9:39 PM
  • Thanks Wajih,
    After trying a few other methods, yours worked the most best and quickest!
    Thank again
    TroyD5
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:41 PM
  • you are my hero! shukrea bay sahab!
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:05 AM
  • Here also is another Super-Easy fix....probably a bit easier, faster:
    1.  Go to windows: Run
    2. type "msconfig"
    4. Go to the "startup" tab
    5. Windows defender will be on the list with a check in it's box. uncheck windows defender (unchecking will take it off the list of disabled programs at startup)
    7. Click "apply"
    8. Click "okay"
    9. you will be prompted to restart for changes to take effect-restart


    And............


    10. No more problem!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 4:30 AM
  • you are my hero! shukrea bay sahab!
    Koi gal nai paii! Enjoy karo!

    Wajih

    wajih
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 8:30 AM
  • Your solution stops windows defender from loading, but we need it to load. Not stop it at all!!!!
    Anyway my personal its my opinion.

    take care

    wajih
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 8:31 AM
  • Wajih! you rock man!!  thanks for the help!!
    Monday, August 31, 2009 8:27 PM
  • Thanks, That Worked For Me
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 3:24 AM
  • hi thanks that helped the first time ever i have managed to get it running with your help
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 9:24 PM
  • Thank you very much my brother ;) 

    Friday, September 04, 2009 5:48 PM
  • Thank you Wajih!  You are awesome.  This totally worked.
    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 12:39 PM
  • Hi Wajih,

    I'm really grateful to you for this help.
    It really worked.

    Thanks a million.

    You know what i was trying to fix this problem through the Dell technicians as I have a Dell Laptop. And you know what they asked me for 120 euro to fix this.

    You saved my day.

    Thanks again yaar

    Ajay
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 6:39 PM
  • Thank You so much for your fix to my problem... it worked well. I was about to go crazy trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. I had downloaded and installed all of my updates and everytime I cut my computer on it gave me the defender error. Thanks Alot!!


    Maggi
    Friday, September 11, 2009 4:56 AM
  • Wajih, your method has worked for me. God bless!
    Saturday, September 12, 2009 8:47 PM
  • Well done "Wajih" worked 1st time, after weeks of pulling my hair out. So thanks again.

    Regards:     Billy (Comber)
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:06 AM
  • Hi

    Good post. Coulpe of days back I got the same issue. Application Failed to Initialize: 0x800106ba. It is related to windows defender. But, unfortunately all the fix is manual.
    Which means, everytime teh computer reboots we have to manually start the windows defender. After troubleshoot more than 2 hours, i found a simple fix. The fix is true only if following conditions are true.

    1: Application fails to initialize: 0x800106ba pops up on every restart.
    2: u can start the windows defender after successfully starting the WINDEFEND service  i.e. Net Start Windefend in command prompt window.

    Fix : By Default, The startup type "Windefend" service is is manual. Just Make it Automatic , and restart the computer. Bingo, taht should do the trick.

    Regards

    Ramesh V 
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:16 AM
  • I had the same problem 0x800106ba with Vista64 bit. After I search for answer I combined two people’s suggestions and got the following solution.

     

    Step 1:

    1. Click start
    2. Type Run MsConfig
    3. On the System Config Window Click on the Services Tag
    4. Click on the "hide all Microsoft Services" option.
    5. Click on the Start Up Tab at the top.
    6. Scroll down to the Windows Defender box and Uncheck it.
    7. Go back to the Services Tab and Uncheck "hide all Microsoft Services".
    8. Click on Apply, and OK.
    9. Restart Computer

     

    Step 2:
    1 Go to control Panel and click on Administrative tools.
    2 Click on services and a new windows will appear.
    3 Look up for windows defender and right click on it, click on properties and select automatic, it should be on manual, change it to automatic and click apply then o.k. and will take you back to the services windows.
    4 Windows Defender should be highlighted and on the left hand side of the services windows, should be 2 links, click restart.

     

    Step 3:

    1. Click start

    2. Type Run MsConfig
    3. On the System Config Window Click on the Services Tag
    4. Click on the "hide all Microsoft Services" option.
    5. Click on the Start Up Tab at the top.
    6. Scroll down to the Windows Defender box and check it.
    7. Go back to the Services Tab and Uncheck "hide all Microsoft Services".
    8. Click on Apply, and OK.
    9. Restart Computer

    Those three steps should fix 0x800106ba with Vista64.

    Saturday, September 19, 2009 12:00 PM
  • THANK YOU.
    Sunday, October 04, 2009 6:54 AM
  • THANK YOU.

    Your welcome

    wajih
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:03 PM
  • Hi Wajih,

    I'm really grateful to you for this help.
    It really worked.

    Thanks a million.

    You know what i was trying to fix this problem through the Dell technicians as I have a Dell Laptop. And you know what they asked me for 120 euro to fix this.

    You saved my day.

    Thanks again yaar

    Ajay

    No problem, enjoy!

    wajih
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:03 PM
  • Thank you Wajih!  You are awesome.  This totally worked.

    Your welcome!

    wajih
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:04 PM
  • Thank you very much my brother ;) 


    Your welcome

    wajih
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:04 PM
  • Thanks, That Worked For Me

    Enjoy!
    wajih
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:04 PM
  • Wajih! you rock man!!  thanks for the help!!

    Enjoy
    wajih
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:04 PM
  • Well done "Wajih" worked 1st time, after weeks of pulling my hair out. So thanks again.

    Regards:     Billy (Comber)
    your welcome
    wajih
    Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:07 PM
  • t IT did not start massage came it says started then stopped by some sevice
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 4:55 PM
  • this is exact msg The window defender services on local computer started and then stopped some service stop automatically if they are not use in by other service or program

    CAN YOU PLEASE HELP I NEED TO RUN 12 VOIP

    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 5:00 PM
  • Hi Nabeel.

    What OS is you computer running?

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 5:38 AM
  • Well I was hoping he would answer as I have the exact same problem ("The window defender services on local computer started and then stopped. Some service stop automatically if they are not use in by other service or program") - I have Vista SP2.
    Friday, May 21, 2010 11:55 AM
  • Hi.

    Error: "The window defender services on local computer started and then stopped. Some service stop automatically if they are not use in by other service or program"

    Try this...

    Open main Windows Update console

    Click on "Installed Updates" (on the left-hand side of the window, at the bottom)

    Remove "Update for Microsoft Windows KB931099"

    Reboot the computer twice 

    Go back to Windows Update, and re-install the same update, by clicking on
    the Check for Updates button.

    Please let us know..

    Thanks

    Ramesh Asari

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:55 PM
  • Youre the best, Thanks so much

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:30 AM
  • Hi.

    Error: "The window defender services on local computer started and then stopped. Some service stop automatically if they are not use in by other service or program"

    Try this...

    Open main Windows Update console

    Click on "Installed Updates" (on the left-hand side of the window, at the bottom)

    Remove "Update for Microsoft Windows KB931099"

    Reboot the computer twice 

    Go back to Windows Update, and re-install the same update, by clicking on
    the Check for Updates button.

    Please let us know..

    Thanks

    Ramesh Asari


    That did not work for me.  I removed Update for MW KB931099, 2x reboot and check updates..did not find KB931099. I do show window vista kb931099.
    Monday, July 05, 2010 8:38 PM
  • Hi North....

    Have u installed Microsoft Security Essentials??

    Coz MSE disables Windows Defender upon installation.

    Tuesday, July 06, 2010 2:53 PM
  • Hi, Ramesh,

    Yes, I hv MSE installed recently.

     

    Tuesday, July 06, 2010 11:34 PM
  • Hi North....

    In addition to antivirus, MSSE includes all the antispyware functionality which was in Windows Defender. On Vista, the MSSE installer will automatically disable Defender upon installation.. This is not a software glitch, but its by design.

    Since in Vista, Windows Defender is a built in component. It can be only disabled but cannot be removed.

    Hope that answers your query. :)

    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 4:39 PM
  • Hi, Ramesh,
    I guess I'll have to remove MSE in order for WD to work.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 8:47 PM
  • I recommend you keep MSE.  As mentioned, it serves the same function as WD, but also has more protective features (anti-virus, etc).

     

    Microsoft, talk about annoying!  I've been searching all morning, only to find that Windows Defender is SUPPOSED to be off.  I thought a virus had disabled.  

    Monday, July 26, 2010 2:05 PM
  • Hi,

    I followed your instructions, but when I clicked 'start', I got a box, which said,

    'The Windows Defender service on local computer started and stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programmes'.

    I wonderd if you had any suggestions?

    Regards,

    Peter, Cape Town

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:57 PM
  • Same problem as Peter in Cape Town.
    Monday, November 22, 2010 2:22 AM
  • Tryed this step by step and it still won't start, still get ERROR 0X800106BA.
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:26 PM
  • Thank you so much!! I have wasted a lot of time reading ways to fix this problem and you are the only one that actually fixed it. Thank you very very much!!<3
    Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:20 PM
  • Wajih.....thank you so much, it worked....Now how cool is that! You are in Pakistan, I am here in Miami, FL USA...and "YOU" fixed my computer. I love the Internet...Long Live Freedom to Talk to Each Other...no matter what are our beliefs, religions, gender, or countries....Thank you so much...you are the best. Hugs, Judy Weismonger
    Friday, March 04, 2011 1:03 AM
  • Your comment is the best I read, I am humbled!
    wajih
    Friday, June 10, 2011 11:41 AM
  • <3 as well mate!
    wajih
    Friday, June 10, 2011 11:41 AM
  • Hi,

    I don't see any WD tab in my administrative tools---- services. What should I do?  I tried to uninstall WD, but I don't have a WD in my installed programs.  I also tried to redownload it, but I got the message that the Windows Defender is already installed on my computer. I do have the Windows Essentials, and my computer is a Vista.

    Could you please help?

                                                   Thanks


    Catherine.I
    Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:35 AM
  • Your best chance would be to search for its exe in windows folders.

     

     

     


    wajih
    Friday, July 08, 2011 5:53 AM
  • Hi Catherine, you said..

    I don't see any WD tab in my administrative tools---- services. What should I do?

     

    Yes, I've the same problem here due to putting the Admin tools into my own folders, if you can get to Computer Management - you can get to Services;  try to run mmc.exe - ie type mmc into the search bar at the Start button.

    Alternatively go into the path; "C:\Windows\winsxs" and search the snapins  from the subfolders there for files named  *.msc   ;; there's dozens of them there including perfmon.msc and services.msc  taskschd.msc  secpol.msc  etc..

    once found - right click on them and run them as Administrator.

    Regards,  pkn2011

     

    Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:56 AM
  • Hi WajihUllahBaig, you said..

    Your best chance would be to search for its exe in windows folders.

     

    Ahh, I see now my last message was both overkill and doesn't answer the question either. 8-)

    So some other possibly more helpful points now follow:

     

    Check processes running from task Manager for the file MSASCui.exe (defender Interface) on the path "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe"  

    If it's running go to that path and create a shortcut for defender from it..

    If it's NOT running - go to the same path and both create shortcut and also  Run the shortcut/or the MSASCui.exe

    Regards, pkn2011

     

    Saturday, July 16, 2011 1:25 AM
  • Hi Ramesh, you said..  'MSE disables Windows Defender upon installation'

     

    Well I'd have to disagree with this statement. MSE and defender are really one in the same. Defender is the front end - and handles some of the background activities, while MSE contains the Defender processes and more.

    The defender EXE - MSASCUI.exe you can see from the letters is Microsoft's Advanced Security Centre User Interface - or thereabouts; you can't have one without the other IMO - in either Vista or in Win7 etc..

     

    And Wajih, please - how many thank you messages for thank yous can be left for you to write? ;-)

    Thanks to ALL collectively. Regards, pkn


    If my post was helpful - give it a Vote. If it helps solve your problem - propose it as Answer. ;-)
    Saturday, August 06, 2011 4:05 AM
  • I have tried everything I can think of & nearly everything everyone has posted & I still can't get windows defender to work...This is slowly driving me insane!!! I've changed all the settings that people have recommended & still it won't turn on. Keeps telling me it started but then stopped. I tried Wajih suggestion too & was hoping against hope that it would work, but to no avail. I keep getting the windows defender error 0x800106ba as well. Can someone please find me a solution. I am running Microsoft Security Essentials too....Windows Defender should work as well but isn't!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    Monday, August 08, 2011 1:57 PM
  • Hi Cranda579, you said.. "I keep getting the windows defender error 0x800106ba as well. Can someone please find me a solution. I am running Microsoft Security Essentials too....Windows Defender should work as well but isn't!!!"

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaapps/thread/38de870a-0b0c-4a42-b81f-9d4050f1d255

     

    Try this thread. It should help you with this.

    All the best, Regards. pkn


    If my post was helpful - give it a Vote. If it helps solve your problem - propose it as Answer. ;-)
    Monday, August 08, 2011 2:11 PM
  • NP, cheers!
    wajih
    Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:28 AM
  • I have tried everything I can think of & nearly everything everyone has posted & I still can't get windows defender to work...This is slowly driving me insane!!! I've changed all the settings that people have recommended & still it won't turn on. Keeps telling me it started but then stopped. I tried Wajih suggestion too & was hoping against hope that it would work, but to no avail. I keep getting the windows defender error 0x800106ba as well. Can someone please find me a solution. I am running Microsoft Security Essentials too....Windows Defender should work as well but isn't!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    Well thank you all again! As Cranda579 suggested, should do a collective thanks. So just did it!!!!!
    wajih
    Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:29 AM
  • Thank you for your Help,Wajih! Much appreciated
    jenny mcsweeney
    Tuesday, September 06, 2011 4:29 AM
  • Hi, Wajih!

         I follwed the instructions & still cannot get Windows defender to open. i'm getting a message stating that program is stopping because other programs are not using it??? What is that all about ? No error code for it this time other than the message & 0x800106ba. Any ideas?

     

     

    Thanks,

    JennayLy1

     


    jenny mcsweeney
    Tuesday, September 06, 2011 4:54 AM
  • Wajih,

    I follow the path as you instructed and when I clicked on "start" I got this message:  "The WD service on Local Computer started and then stopped.  Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services and programs."  What do I do now?

    Thanks,

    James Miller

    jemiller23@juno.com

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:48 AM
  • Ramesh V, When I put windefend in the command prompt page I get an error message saying "windows does not recognize windefend as an internal or external command".
    Friday, November 11, 2011 7:31 PM
  • I have the same problem. =(   Not sure how to fix it.
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:35 PM
  • Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials which includes a more robust version of Windows Defender.

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:20 PM
    Moderator
  • Wajih!

    Thankx man that was excellent solution!

    Vijay Kanuga

    Sunday, September 09, 2012 3:43 AM
  • Wajih!

    Thankx man that was excellent solution!

    Vijay Kanuga

    Welcome Vijay~

    wajih

    Sunday, September 16, 2012 10:56 AM
  • Please everyone don't do what I did, and that was to spend a lot of time trying to do this when it wasn't necessary. You will get the 0x800106ba error if Microsoft Security Essentials is running on your machine - it disables Defender, as Defender is no longer needed. Danger of running "old" software I guess?

    Thanks Wajih btw - this was the only intelligent response I could find, even though it wasn't the one for me ;).
    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:59 AM
  • Welcome mate!

    wajih

    Monday, June 24, 2013 5:28 PM
  • Hi

    my Windows Defender still not wont to start ... it wrote me like this :  

    The Windows Defender service on Local Computer started and than stopped.Some services stop automatically if they are not are in use by other services or program.

    I wait an answer here : mysilvermail@ymail.com

    what services I should to stop or run it from services panel ? I use Windows Vista 64-bit ...


    Saturday, July 13, 2013 6:53 PM