Windows 10: I am unable to start my Windows Defender.

Discus and support I am unable to start my Windows Defender. in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am a windows 8.1 user and I am unable to start my Windows Defender. It says it was switched of by Group policy. So I opened the Group Policy Folder... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by BhavyaSharma1, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. I am unable to start my Windows Defender.


    I am a windows 8.1 user and I am unable to start my Windows Defender. It says it was switched of by Group policy. So I opened the Group Policy Folder and it was empty. I tried almost all the methods available on Internet but none of them worked. Please help.

    :)
     
    BhavyaSharma1, Jun 30, 2020
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  2. davidhk Win User

    Windows Defender disabled and is unable to start


    OK. I am not sure if you can complete the steps below.......................
    In the search box, type services.msc > Enter
    Items in the Services box are listed alphabetically.
    Scroll down to Windows Defender Service...........................
    at Status heading, it should be.................................... Running
    at Startup type, it should be......................................... Automatic


    I am unable to start my Windows Defender. [​IMG]




    If that is not what yours said, right click at Windows Defender Service > click Properties >
    can you change the Startup type to Automatic and Service status to Start ?
    If yes, do so and click OK when done.
     
    davidhk, Jun 30, 2020
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  3. Windows Defender disabled and is unable to start


    Hi guys!

    I finally managed to fix my Windows Defender. I had to restore the service using registry key. And also make changes in the registry using steps mentioned on articles online.

    I restored the WD default registry key through the steps provided here this restored my service of Windows defender.

    Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 8

    It seems that the registry key for WD of Windows 8.1 is same as that of Windows 10.

    I also followed the steps mentioned here:
    [FIX] Windows Could Not Start The Windows Defender Network Inspection Service On Local Computer

    And

    Here:

    Windows Defender Does Not Start in Windows 10 - WindowsInstructed

    So far it's working fine. Will report back if I see anything weird pop up as I did fiddle with the registry keys.

    Thanks for the help davidhk I am unable to start my Windows Defender. :)
     
    thenextstar, Jun 30, 2020
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  4. I am unable to start my Windows Defender.

    windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Jun 30, 2020
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