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,
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 !