Action Center disabled - Windows 8.1

  Happy37 09:38 08 Jan 2015
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Hi all,

I have just reinstalled Windows 8 Pro on one of my home PC following a crash.

All was working well until I accepted the upgrade to Windows 8.1.

The system is a G620 processor with 4BG RAM and 1GB NVIDIA graphics.

There are 2 1TB hard drives in the PC.

Windows is installed on 1 partition on one hard drive.

The other drive is for storage.

So, as I said, all was working well until the 8.1 upgrade.

After the upgrade completed, the Action Center has a permanent red flag stating "the windows security center cannot be started".

Try as I might, I have tried to restart it using services.msc where the security center service is disabled.

When I try to set it to start, I get a dialog box saying "Error 5 - Access Denied".

The system is running fine with my antivirus scans and spyware scans indicating no malware and no viruses.

So how do I get the security center to work when it's disabled?

Once it does end up being enabled, how do I get rid of the red flag in the Taskbar near the action center icon?

Please advise.

Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:12 08 Jan 2015

Have a look here

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