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Windows 7: Windows Security Center - error 1079


17 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Windows Security Center - error 1079

My Windows Security Center wouldnt start so i tried -

Start->Run,then type Services.msc and enter.Find the Security Center service right-click it,select Automatic and select Start.

but after selecting start i get Error:1079 message.

can anyone help on this?

thanks


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17 Dec 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Set to Auto as you did then Click Restart where I have circled in yellow in the picture.

Mike

Also found this at MS here. I made sure it was Win 7.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...9-7d4b4b43f226

jhmagic

Follow Corrine she is better at Windows than I am.
Didn't know they were on line.
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17 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, jhmagic1.

This post at WinHelpOnline may solve your problem: Fix for Event Log Service Startup Error 1079 - The Winhelponline Blog
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17 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Corrine and Jacee didn't know you were on.

Mike
LOL -- I started to reply but then the dogs wanted to go outside. By the time I posted, you had already replied. Let's just hope one of the solutions works.
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17 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Hi, jhmagic1.

This post at WinHelpOnline may solve your problem: Fix for Event Log Service Startup Error 1079 - The Winhelponline Blog

I tried this and am still getting the error 1079 message

I get the attached screen when launching services


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18 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What Anti-virus and Firewall programs are you using?

Please tell us a bit more about your system operating specs.
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18 Dec 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

i havent got any anti virus software running at the moment. im running windows 7 and windows firewall.
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18 Dec 2010   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Download MSE and install. This is an AV.
Big blue button in the middle "Download". http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Update and run a "Full" scan.
If it finds something click "Fix" or "Remove".

When that is done go download Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes
Free version blue button top left of page.
Install, open it then click the Update tab, then update.
Click Scanner tab, then select "Perform full scan". Click Scan.
Remove delete anything it finds.
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18 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

I ran a Malwarebytes yesterday and cleared all infected files. I will run the microsoft security essentials and post the results
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18 Dec 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

I have ran microsoft security essentials and restarted, still cant turn on windows security.
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