How to solve "Windows Security Center Service Can’t Be Started"

Have you ever troubled by the issue Windows Security Center service can’t be started when you are trying to turn on Security Center service in the Action Center? And this post will show you different ways to solve the problem Security Center service cannot be started.

Windows Security Center Service Can’t Be Started

Several users have reported that their Windows Security Center was turned off without their consent and they were struggling to turn it back on. When they open the Security Center and try to turn it on they receive this particular message on their screen.

Some of you do not know what had caused this issue Windows Security Center service can’t be started.

  • Security Center is not configured to start correctly.
  • The ‘log on user’ for Security Center is configured incorrectly.
  • A malware infection is preventing the service from starting or is disabling the service after it has started.

Other reasons can also give rise to the problem Windows Security Center service disabled automatically.

No matter what the reason is, the important thing is how to fix Windows Security Center service missing issue. Which is not yet known to some people. 

How to Fix Windows Security Center Service Can’t Be Started

Disable “Turn On Windows Security Center Service” Notification in Windows 10. "Security Center" is a built-in and one of the most essential parts of Windows operating system which regularly checks for issues and notifies users about them such as no antivirus installed, Windows updates pending, etc. One of the commonly-used methods to fix Windows Security Center Service can't be started is to enable security center.

While there are other methods that you can use if enalbling Security Center is not of any use to fix the issue.

Solution 1. Try to Repair the WMI Repository

The way is to repair the WMI repository to solve the problem and I will show you the detailed operation methods.

Step 1: Type cmd in the search box of Windows 7 and right-click it to choose Run as administrator to continue.

Step 2: Type the following command winmgmt /verifyrepository in the popup window and hit Enter to check the WMI Repository.

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Step 3: After that, if you receive the message ‘WMI repository is consistent’, it means that the error Windows Security Center service can’t be started is not caused by the WMI repository. Thus, you need to try other methods to solve the Security Center service can’t be started issue.

Step 4: However, if you receive a message ‘WMI repository is inconsistent’ after typing the command, it means that you need to repair the WMI repository. To do so, please type the command winmgmt /salvagerepository in the popup window and hit Enter to continue.

Step 5: After that, you will receive a message ‘WMI repository has been salvaged’. Then exit the window and restart your computer to check whether the issue Windows Security Center service cannot be automatically is solved.

Solution 2. Check Whether the Service Is Running as a Local Service

The issue Windows Security Center service can’t be started may occur when the Security service is not configured to run under the Local Service account. Thus, to fix the Windows Security Center service cannot be started problem of Windows 7, please make sure the service is running under the Local service.'

And the detailed operation methods are as follows.

Step 1: Press Windows key and R key together to launch Run dialog, type services.msc in the box and click OK or hit Enter to continue.

Step 2: In the popup window, find out Security Center service and double-click it.

Step 3: In the popup window, go to the Log on tab. Then select This account option and click Browse to continue.

Step 4: Type Local Service in the box and click OK to go on.

Step 5: Then input the password, confirm the password and click OK to continue.

Step 6: Repeat all the above steps for another service which is called Windows Management Instrumentation.

When you have finished all steps, try to reboot the computer to check whether the issue the Security Center service missing is solved.

Solution 3. Run System File Checker

If you encounter the issue Windows Security Center service cannot be started, you can try to run System File Checker to check whether there is a corruption for the Windows system files and try to restore the corrupted files. I will show you how to run System File Checker in detail.

Step 1: Type cmd in the search box of Windows 7 and right-click it to choose Run as administrator to continue.

Step 2: Then type the command sfc /scannow and hit Enter to go on.

Step 3: When the process is finished, you can exit the window and reboot your computer to check whether the error Windows Security Center service can’t be started issue is solved.

Top Recommendation

When the Windows Security Center service can’t be started, it may fail to tell you the information about system security and virus defense. In other words, when the Security Center fails to work and some programs have potential threats, you will not receive the notice information. Thus, your PC may be in a dangerous situation.

Meanwhile, to keep PC safe, you can try to create a backup image. The backup image can be used to restore the computer to an earlier date when some accidents happen, such as virus attacks.

MiniTool ShadowMaker enables you to back up the operating system, file, folder, disk and partition with its various powerful features. Besides the backup feature, it can also help you to synchronize files and folders to different locations.

The Restore feature of MiniTool ShadowMaker helps you to perform some recovery solutions when some accidents occur. For example, it plays an essential role when system restore could not access a file.

So in order to keep computer and data safe, you can download MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial which can be used for free within 30 days from the following button or choose to purchase an advanced one.

Step 1: Install and launch MiniTool ShadowMaker, click Keep Trial. Choose Connect in This Computer to continue.

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Step 2: Next, MiniTool ShadowMaker will remind you to back up immediately if there are no backup images on your computer. You just need to click SET UP BACKUP in the Home page to continue. MiniTool ShadowMaker will automatically choose the system related partitions.

Or you can go to the Backup page to choose what you want to back up and decide where you want to save the backup image by clicking Source tab and Destination tab. It is advised to choose an external hard drive as the destination.

Importance:

  1. In order to provide better protection for the computer and data, you can click Schedule to set automatic backup.
  2. By clicking Scheme, you can choose different backup schemes which include Full, Incremental and Differential.
  3. Set some advanced backup parameters through Option

Step 3: After selecting the backup source and destination, you can click Back up Now to perform backup task immediately or choose Back up Later to delay the backup task.

Step 4: After that, you can see the backup task in the Manage page. When the backup is finished, you had better go to the Tools page to create a bootable disk or USB drive by clicking Media Builderfeature.

Now, you have successfully created a system image with MiniTool ShadowMaker. And it provides protection for your computer and can be used to perform some recovery solutions when some accidents occur.

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