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?
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