It should be listed as Security Center in services....
Check that you have the file wscsvc.dll in your \windows\system32 folder
You could also check in your registry, see if you have the key:
On my system, the contents of that key are:
Default (value not set)DependOnService RpcSs winmgmtDescription Monitors system security settings and configurations.DisplayName Security CenterErrorControl 00000001ImagePath %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsObjectName LocalSystemStart 00000002Type 00000020
there are subkeys \Parameters,
which has a value Service.dll %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\wscsvc.dll
\Security, \Enum whose contents I don't give here as they may depend on my settings in security center and could be different (not sure).
If you don't have that key then your registry is corrupted and lacking system restore I can only suggest that you run chkdsk /f or reinstall XP SP2 (If you have a slipstreamed or original XP SP2 disk).
You should also have the following services running for security center to function:
Windows Management Instrumentation
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
The default for all of these is automatic.
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Thanks to both of your replys, but it looks like I will have to do a reinstll if I want the security center back according to what you all wrote.
Jrosenfield, I am going to look up those datas you typed in and see if I have any of them.
Jrosenfiels, I did a search and the file wscsvc.dll shows up in the \windows\system32 folder. So then I went to the hkey-local_machine\system\currentcontrllset\Services\wscsvc and it does NOT show up at all in that list. I checked it real carefully, and it is not there. I am going to go do a chkdsk\f and see if that helps. I will write back the results. I will try anything before having to reinstall winxp sp2.
Jrosenfield, I forgot to say that the other services you mentioned are there and are set at automatic.
denny I just did the sfc /scannow and it did not fix it. Redwolfe I am going to your link now and see what it is all about. Hope it helps.
Red wolfe, I went to your link, and it looks like what I need to do, but I truly dont understand what to do. Could you help me in typing in the correct command? Do I go to run and type in a certain command? I feel I am as close as possible in getting it corrected, but need that little extra help.
According to Redwolfe's link
Click start, run, type cmd click OK
In the window that opens type
regsvr32 wscsvc.dll [note space between 2 and w]
Thanks redwolfe, going to try one of them. Hope it works, and thanks for the replys. I will repost later to let ya know what happens.
Ok, here is what happened. I typed in what you said and a window poped up that said.
"wscsvc.dll was loaded, but the DLL Register Server entry point was not found. This file can not be registered. "
So do you think this is the end of the road? Is the only option left is to reinstall? But I tell you what I sure do thank all of you for all the responses even if I have to reinstall. You have been a big help. Do you think maybe there is a way to create an entry point so the file could be loaded and registered?
Message Edited by redwolfe_98 on 12-14-2004 09:08 PM
Ok going there now. I forgot to do that one.
Message Edited by fastpentium on 12-14-2004 08:12 PM