When I try to open the Windows Defender program, the following error message is displayed:
I have searched Help and Supprt for ways to resolve this issue and had no results resolving this issue. I have followed the article in Microsofte Technet on how to resolve this issue (location of article:
Error message when you run Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba")
and have also had no result. When I attempted to uninstall and then re-install the program, I could not locate it to remove in the "Add or Remove programs" window in Control Panel. The program was not displayed on the list. I installed clean up and I could not initialize the clean up program because it was not where it was supposed to be according to the article on using/installing clean up. I followed the next help topic, which was to type codes into "RUN". When I typed the codes into "RUN" mosrt of them registered correctly, but the following codes did not work:
These when entered displayed the following message:
This message was displayed for both of the entered dll codes mentioned above.
When I entered the following codes into "RUN":
the following message was displayed:
This error message was displayed for both codes entered into "RUN".
I have checked for updates for my system and all latest updates are installed.
My system details are as followed:
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
I would like instructions on steps I could take to resolve this issue.
I've found at last the solution for this error code :
Go to Windows Help and Support. Type : Services : and Search,
this will direct you to the Task Manager and just follow the instructions. Have to be careful though as it seems to be unchartered territory. But from there you can start Windows Defender manually, but follow the instructions and you^ll be able to
set it up so it runs automatically.
thanks qhn for your reply but it doesnt work your way. and a
download from Microsoft is impossible, if you have Vista.
This solution is posted here:
Here is the easiest fix:
1. Go to windows: Run
2. type "msconfig"
3. Give windows permission to continue if prompted
4. Go to the "startup" tab
5. Windows defender will be on the list with a check in it's box
6. 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
10. No more problem!!!!!!!!!!!