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The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

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The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

I have encountered many problems when I was just reading an article where there was this problem updated by a Windows 7 user who was trying to install some kind of one statistical software (JMP8) that should have been supported by Windows 7 anyway.  He has kept receiving just a single message saying "the application could not start because its side by side configuration is incorrect"

While studying that on google and everything about Windows 7, I came across one suggestion for that person that we should firstly run sfc/scannow in the option given for the command prompt. When I was trying to do the aforementioned, I was certainly shown an error message saying:  Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

People using Microsoft Windows may encounter a certain issue while they are attempting to use the “SFC /SCANNOW” command where as a result, people are receiving an error message on the page that says: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

If one of the Windows Resource Protection (WRP) files is missing or is corrupted, your Windows (system) probably will not be able to run in a proper manner. SFC ( System File Checker ) tool is one those awesome tools that can make it very easy for you to scan and repair corruptions in Windows system files.

But if this error message still persists and occurs, then probably your SFC tool cannot just perform its job. Consequently, it’s very-very significant to master the procedure where can learn to fix SFC errors. Right now in this post, we will be giving the solution to you for one of the SFC errors: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error cause for Windows 7 users?

First things should be coming first: If you really really need to resolve this issue with your system. the first measure to fix your problem is to figure out why it has actually taken place.

There is one such service called Windows Modules Installer (TrustedInstaller) in your Windows operating system. This service of Windows Modules Installer has full entree to Windows Resource Protection (WRP) files and data also the registry keys. When you are willing to run the SFC tool to restore missing or corrupted WRP resources then run it, then wait and see, if Windows Modules Installer is disabled by any chance, then the error message for Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service will certainly be showing up on the screen.

The System File Checker or sfc.exe is one of the utilities in Microsoft Windows located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. This utility allows all users to scan and restore corrupt Windows system data or files.

But sometimes while you are running this tool, you may receive the Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and the tool we are mentioning will not be able to run or complete its job favorably.

Therefore, if you wish to enable and start Windows Modules Installer service in your Windows operating system, it can probably fix the aforementioned error for you.

Here is the solution we have given you with all the required steps-

Solution:

Firstly, Run services.msc to open the Services Manager option. Look out for Windows Modules Installer or the TrustedInstaller service. Double-click on it and select and ensure that the Service has been successfully Started. If this does not happen properly, select and press the Start button. Its startup type has to be set to Manual, though.

The Windows Modules Installer or TrustedInstaller service enables installation, modification, and removal of Windows updates and optional components. If this service is disabled, install or uninstall of Windows updates might fail for this computer. This service has full access to Windows Resource Protection files and registry keys and needs to be running in order to restore missing or corrupted system files.

Step 1: On your keyboard, select and press the Windows key + R key together to open a Run box.

Then type services.msc in the box and click the OK option on the screen.

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

Step 2: On the open Services window, search and double-click on the option given for Windows Modules Installer.

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

Step 3: On General pane, select choose and click the Startup type to be Manual.

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

Step 4: Close the Services window option.

Enter cmd in the search box from Start menu and go ahead to right-click on Command Prompt from the result.

Then click and select Run as administrator.

Then click the option to Apply > OK to save your settings.

Note: When prompted by User Account Control, click Yes on the screen of your PC.

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

Step 5: On the open black window there, enter the following commands and press Enter key on your keyboard after each of the commands we have mentioned above:

  • sc config trustedinstaller start= demand
  • net start trustedinstaller
The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

The Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error and its fix

In the last step finally, Now try to run sfc.exe on your Windows. The error should certainly be fixed.

I hope we were successful to help you solve your problem of  the SFC Error, that is the Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service error, related to your Windows operating system.

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