I just started getting this error (under Vista Home Premium SP1, up to
I Googled and tried a few things such as 'net start windefend' at an
elevated command prompt. (That command also works fine at Run.) That opens
the program and it runs just fine, but when I reboot, I receive that same
message - something like - Windows Defender failed to initialze 0x800106ba.
I am told to reboot and check Help or something like that.
I tried to remove it under Control Panel \ Programs and Features but it's
not listed. If I could have uninstalled it, I would have tried a fresh
install but that seems not to be possible.
Ideas? Suggestions? (I also looked for a Defender forum in
news.microsoft.com, but there isn't one. I thought it OK to post here.)
Thanks, Dave Horne