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:
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:
- Press WinKey + R to launch the RUN dialog, and type Services.msc
- Double-click Windows Management Instrumentation
- Set its Startup type to Automatic
- Click Start to start the service, and click OK
- 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:
SC QC WSCSVC
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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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.