Windows 10: Windows 8.1 PRO Defender cannot initialize

Discus and support Windows 8.1 PRO Defender cannot initialize in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; After fresh install of 8.1 PRO on a new computer, when trying to turn spyware and virusprotection on, Windows Defender cannot initialize, giving error... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by GerardNijhuis, May 4, 2019.

  1. Windows 8.1 PRO Defender cannot initialize


    After fresh install of 8.1 PRO on a new computer, when trying to turn spyware and virusprotection on, Windows Defender cannot initialize, giving error code 0x80073b01.


    Retried installing Windows more than once. No other problems.


    I did try all suggestions at:


    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...-windows/808253bb-db89-4db9-a4e5-1c91a86489e9


    Though trying option no.8, this entry is not present in the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender.


    GWNijhuis

    :)
     
    GerardNijhuis, May 4, 2019
    #1

  2. Windows Defender isn't initializing.

    Hi Abdul,

    Thank you for using Windows 10.

    Sorry for the delayed reply. I suggest you to Set Windows Defender to Automatic - You can set the Windows Defender service to Automatic, Disabled or Manual. Setting it to automatic might solve the problem. Follow these
    steps:

    • Click Start > type services in the Search box > click Services in the Programs list.
    • Search for Windows defender.
    • Double-click Windows Defender, and click Automatic in the start-up box > click OK.
    Also, follow the below mentioned steps and check:

    • Open the Task manager. Here’s a tip: Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
    • Click File > Run New Task
    • Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”
    • Type CMD
    • Type the following 2 commands at the CMD prompt:

      dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

      sfc /scannow

    • Close the CMD window
    Keep us posted on the status of the issue and we’ll be glad to help.
     
    Navneet Anand, May 4, 2019
    #2
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    Windows 8.1 PRO Defender cannot initialize

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