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 Post subject: Windows Defender service missing 0x80070424
 Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:41 pm 
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Hello Scott, got a problem here, would normally reinstall Windows, but just this once want to see if I can fix in place!

Anyway A virus killed MSE and Windows Defender, virus now Rkilled/Malbyted so gone but.....

I now can't restore Windows Vista 32 Home Premium Defender service, on googling it and trying most of the suggestions,am still stuck as the Defender service is not even listed in services.msc !

windows defender encountered an error 0x80070424. The specfied service does not exist as an installed service.

So.... How can I reinstall Defender on Vista, seems to be a service only in Vista but I cant figure out how to re-add the service manually!

like I said, would normally reinstall Windows in a case like this, just seems healthy to actully *fix* a problem sometimes, after all we don't get new engines when spark plugs are fouled!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Defender service missing 0x80070424
 Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:34 pm 
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...after all we don't get new engines when spark plugs are fouled!

Yes, but if it was faster and cheaper to install a brand new engine than it was to remove, clean, and reinstall the plugs... <g>

Windows Defender was replaced by Security Essentials, what happens when you try to install that? Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Defender service missing 0x80070424
 Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 4:22 am 
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Hahaha! In Europe there is a car called a Megane where the entire headlight unit has to be removed from the wheel arch to change a lightbulb, expensive labour at a garage!

Anyway The laptop is now using MSE and installs, updates and scans seemingly without a hitch, I think a "new engine" is still in order as it is an old install of Vista and well I never really trust a cleaned PC, only a nuked one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXCZ2v-nIF4


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