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I've just finished cleaning out my computer after getting attacked from every possible angle with mal and spyware. The system is now clean and working except for the security centre.

When I open it it reads:

The Security Centre is currently unavailable because the "Security Centre" service has not started or was stopped. PLease close this window, restart the computer (or start the "Security Centre" service), and then open the security centre again.

There is no icon in the task bar, nor can I access windows firewall settings.

Any ideas besides reinstalling sp2?
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Click start then run, type services.msc then press enter, look for security centre, double click it, click start the service, set the start up type to automatic, click apply

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No can do. It isn't in the list. Which is a little bazaar. I think the svchost.exe was one of the many files that werre cleaned, maybe that had something to do with it.
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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

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Think I'm ok now. It's a little sluggish, but I'm sure that will settle down

Cheers
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Thank You for letting me know
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