troubleshooting Question

Windows defender failed to initialise (error code 0x8000106ba)

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I recently noticed an error message I havent seen before on vista, "Windows defender failed to initialise (error code 0x8000106ba)" on startup.

Ive had a look on here and found that several others have had this also, im using Kaspersky.

I also tried since then to install some windows updates, but this now fails and wont install them.
I havent installed any new programs so not sure what has kicked this off ?

I have worked through some of the suggestions on experts exchange,

and here

Ive checked through the files that should be present in the
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\  folder and they are all present & correct

If i run "appwiz.cpl"

I dont see windows defender in the list.
So now I have got to the stage of trying to remove and re-install defender, but
i got some message about service already installed.

Lastly i tried this per the microsoft site,

Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 file name, and then click OK.

Note In this step, file name is a placeholder for the following files.

Repeat this procedure for the following files:

Some of these load ok, but these below return a "failed" message

Where now ? hope someone can point me in the right direction !

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