Fix for Windows Security Center Service Error 1075

Here is a question from one of our readers: When I access the Security Center on 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

Solution for Windows 7

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:

  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, run the following command from Command Prompt:


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

: 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 on this page on how to fix the service dependencies.

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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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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