The 0×800106ba errors that Windows Defender shows are caused by your systems inability to update its Windows Defender firewall, preventing your computer from being able to load the settings it requires to run, leading it to run slowly. This error is a big problem for all Windows systems and in order to fix it, you need to be able to follow the steps in this article.
The errors that are shown by Windows Defender are as follows:
- Error Code 0×800106ba Application failed to initialize
- Error Code 0×800106ba The systems license has expired. Your logon request is denied.
These errors are shown because Windows Defender either does not have the valid permissions it requires to update itself or does not have the files it needs to update itself. In order to fix this problem, you first need to ensure that Windows Defender is working well and then you should use some software tools to ensure that there are no other damaged parts of your system.
The first thing you should do to fix this error is to make sure that Windows Defender loads up automatically at boot. It’s often the case that this program will become damaged or corrupted, and will not load up properly, which will cause the 0×800106ba error. To fix this, you should load up the “Services” section from MSConfig and then use it to make Windows Defender load up automatically at boot.
After that, you should then reinstall Windows Defender and re-register any of the files it requires to run. A big problem for this piece of software is the way in which many computer programs will overwrite the files it needs to operate, making it extremely difficult for your computer to use them. Reinstalling the software and then re-registering the files will allow your PC to run the program properly, avoiding the 0×800106ba error.
Also, you should look to clean out the registry of your system to prevent any further damage to Windows Defender. The registry is a database which stores information and settings for your PC – it’s where your computer keeps everything from your desktop wallpaper to your most recently used programs, making it a very important part of your PC. Unfortunately, the registry is also one of the biggest causes of issues for your system as it’s continually making your computer unable to read the files it requires to run. To make sure this is not a cause of the 0×800106ba error, you should use a ‘registry cleaner’ to fix any of the damaged registry settings that are causing problems inside your system.