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"Software Protection" in Services (Local) .....

  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1

    "Software Protection" in Services (Local) .....


    Is stopped. If I Start, it stops again in approximately 30 seconds. ""Startup Type" on General Tab is in "Automatic (Delayed" mode and is "greyed-out" (cannot be changed). Also, "pause" and "resume" are greyed-out" as are the "Log On" and "Recovery" tabs.
    Any suggestions ???

    Thanks and Best Wishes,

    Rick

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    If you get an error 5 when trying to start it, it means there are permissions corruptions on any of the components/registry keys that that service relies on... you will have to refresh (or restore if you have a restore point) from a USB setup boot (i.e. repair - advanced options).
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Why do you need that service running? It stops by itself, when it is no longer needed.
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    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1

    Not Clear ......


    It is not clear that it is supposed to be started as needed (although I have seen a few comments to that effect while searching for answers ..... Microsofts' default is "Automatic - Delayed Start" ....... I would assume (it infers) ... that it should be running thereafter ........ I would think that an "as needed" start/stop would be the "manual" start selection ...... however, that selection is "greyed-out" ...... I can't change it ....... does anybody else have a greyed - out (non user adjustment) drop-down menu ?
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Automatic services stop, when no longer needed, I believe, it was firstly introduced in Windows 8.
    Everyone has grayed out messing up with "essential" Windows services , just like Task Scheduler.
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    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Tairuku ....... if my profession was as slack as Microsoft, we'd all be in jail. They're going to force me to try Apple.
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