Action Center disabled - Windows 8.1

  Happy37 09:38 08 Jan 2015

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.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:12 08 Jan 2015

Have a look here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

See iconic duo Smith and Foulkes' epic animation for the BBC's Winter Olympics coverage

iMac Pro review

Idées cadeaux pour geeks et tech addicts