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Windows 7: Software Protection Service will NOT start.

20 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 
Software Protection Service will NOT start.

Windows 7 Professional (x64) - (Pre-installed by HP.)
My automatic Microsoft Updates stopped working sometime after 2/9/2010,
with a Error Code C0000022. My system still runs good, just can't get updates.

After digging around, I found that it is because Software Protection Service is failing to start (error 0xD0000022) on bootup and cannot be started manually, with 'Error 5: Access is Denied'.

This OS was fully (legally) licensed and now it states that the Windows Activation - Status Not Available. (I have NOT used any cracks.)

Can anyone help me with this?

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20 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

You might want to try uninstalling Update (KB971033). It could have installed improperly. That's the new Microsoft validation update. Those particular updates are known for being garbage.
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21 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

I suggest to contact with MS Support https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=9860
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21 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

(KB971033) does NOT show up in the list of currently installed updates.
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21 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
I suggest to contact with MS Support https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=9860
PAY Microsoft to fix their issues. Now that would be my last resort.
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22 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Nobody can help me with this?
How could I be the only person to have this problem??

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22 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Open a command prompt and run as administrator

Type: net start sppsvc

You might have to take ownership of sppsvc.exe

Also check if your Software Distribution folder has been renamed or modified.
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22 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

An attitude adjustment wouldn't hurt. We're only offering suggestions as a solution to your problem
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22 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
An attitude adjustment wouldn't hurt. We're only offering suggestions as a solution to your problem
Sorry, but I've been frustrated trying to find a solution to this one.

I do appreciate the suggestions.
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22 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Open a command prompt and run as administrator

Type: net start sppsvc

You might have to take ownership of sppsvc.exe

Also check if your Software Distribution folder has been renamed or modified.
Tried starting sppsvc from command prompt (run as administrator) with ownership and got...

"A system error occurred"
System error 5 has occurred"
"Access is denied"

I had renamed the Software Distribution folder during a previous attempt to fix this... but I have since put it back.

sfc /scannow shows NO issues.
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