Fix for Windows Security Center Service Error 1075

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Here is a question from one of our readers: When i access the Security Center in my computer, it says The Security Center is currently unavailable because the "Security Center" service has not started or was stopped. I ran the Services.msc command from Start – Run. but I can’t get the service started. I got the following error:

Error 1075 The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion

What should I do to get my security center started again?

Restart Windows and try starting the Security Center service. If you still receive the same error, make sure that the WMI service is started and running:

(Steps 1-5 applies to Windows 7/Vista and Windows XP as well.)

  1. Press WinKey + R to launch the RUN dialog, and type Services.msc
  2. Double-click Windows Management Instrumentation
  3. Set its Startup type to Automatic
  4. Click Start to start the service, and click OK
  5. Restart Windows.

The Security Center service depends on the Windows Management Service. To view the dependencies of the Security Center service, type the following in Start, Run dialog:

CMD /K SC QC WSCSVC

Press {ENTER}

Verify the output. The Dependencies listing should be exactly as shown below:

DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
                        : winmgmt
 

Windows Security Center’s default Startup Type is "Automatic"

Editor’s note: If any other additional drivers or Services are mentioned in the DEPENDENCIES section, you may leave a comment on this article so that I can provide further instructions in this page on how to fix the service dependencies.

Windows 7 – Windows Security Center REG Fix

If you’re using Windows 7, you may apply the registry fix #2 from Miscellaneous Registry Fixes page, to restore missing or incorrect Windows Security Center entries. This fixes most Windows Security Center errors.

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5 thoughts on “Fix for Windows Security Center Service Error 1075

  1. @Marco: The cmd output was mentioned here only to compare “Dependencies” and not any other data. To avoid confusion, I’ve updated the article.

  2. @Ricky: The ImagePath value seems to be incorrect. You can fix it using Regedit.exe:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc
    Set “ImagePath” to C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
    Then set the service to Automatic, via Services MMC.

    Let me know if I can create a REG file fix for the same.

  3. >CMD /K SC QC WSCSVC
    [SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

    SERVICE_NAME: WSCSVC
    TYPE : 20

    WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
    START_TYPE : 4 DISABLED
    ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
    BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Windows

    \System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetw
    orkRestricted
    LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
    TAG : 0
    DISPLAY_NAME : Security Center
    DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
    : WinMgmt
    SERVICE_START_NAME : NT AUTHORITY

    \LocalService

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