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"Error 1083" while attempting to start the Security Center service in Windows XP SP2

Published: Dec 15, 2005
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Symptom

When you attempt to start the Security Center Service using the Services.msc applet, one the following errors may occur:

Could not start the Security Center service on Local Computer.
Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service.

Could not start the Security Center service on Local Computer.
Error 123: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

Could not start the Security Center service on Local Computer.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

Could not start Security Center on Local Computer
Error 3: The system cannot find the specified path

Resolution

To resolve the problem, download Wscfix fix available below, and run it. Click the Inspect and Fix button once, and then restart Windows for the changes to take effect. Note that this utility requires administrator credentials to run correctly.

Download Wscfix.zip
( Includes Wscsvcfix.exe and readme.txt )

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