It should be listed as Security Center in services....
Check that you have the file wscsvc.dll in your \windows\system32 folder
You could also check in your registry, see if you have the key:
On my system, the contents of that key are:
Default (value not set)
DependOnService RpcSs winmgmt
Description Monitors system security settings and configurations.
DisplayName Security Center
ImagePath %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
there are subkeys \Parameters,
which has a value Service.dll %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\wscsvc.dll
\Security, \Enum whose contents I don't give here as they may depend on my settings in security center and could be different (not sure).
If you don't have that key then your registry is corrupted and lacking system restore I can only suggest that you run chkdsk /f or reinstall XP SP2 (If you have a slipstreamed or original XP SP2 disk).
You should also have the following services running for security center to function:
Windows Management Instrumentation
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
The default for all of these is automatic.
Precision Tower 5810, Quadcore Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3, 3700 MHz
RAM:16 GB PC6400 DDR4 SDRAM 1066MHz
HDD: 2x ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 500GB SATA non RAID
DVD:HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GTA0N SCSI and PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16AES SCSI
Video: nVIDIA Quadro K4200 PCIe 4GB
Audio: Recon3D PCIe, Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 speakers
Monitor: Dell E2011H
Thanks to both of your replys, but it looks like I will have to do a reinstll if I want the security center back according to what you all wrote.
Jrosenfield, I am going to look up those datas you typed in and see if I have any of them.
Jrosenfiels, I did a search and the file wscsvc.dll shows up in the \windows\system32 folder. So then I went to the hkey-local_machine\system\currentcontrllset\Services\wscsvc and it does NOT show up at all in that list. I checked it real carefully, and it is not there. I am going to go do a chkdsk\f and see if that helps. I will write back the results. I will try anything before having to reinstall winxp sp2.
Jrosenfield, I forgot to say that the other services you mentioned are there and are set at automatic.
denny I just did the sfc /scannow and it did not fix it. Redwolfe I am going to your link now and see what it is all about. Hope it helps.
Red wolfe, I went to your link, and it looks like what I need to do, but I truly dont understand what to do. Could you help me in typing in the correct command? Do I go to run and type in a certain command? I feel I am as close as possible in getting it corrected, but need that little extra help.