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Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service... Error 0x800736b1

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  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    avg free 8.0 installation fails on vista with error msg: avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1

  • bikidk Jun 04, 2008

    Am trying to install AVG 8.01 on Windows Vista Enterprise.

    Installation failes with one error and error message

    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1



    Have downloaded twice, placed differently

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    Error 0x800736b1

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    Same problem.. Windows vista fresh install. just downloaded avg 8.1 free, and got Error 0x800736b1 while installing..

  • kgbmi5 Jun 14, 2008

    Cannot download AVG Free 8.0 because installation failed due to error ox800736b1. I have cleared files tht may be at fault. Still no answer.

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    on install, same error message...Win XP machine

  • gbrad Jul 08, 2008

    Installation of AVG8 failed with the same error message -

    Error avgwdsvc.exe

    Error 0x800736b1

    Running Windows XP SP2

    Have tried several times with the same result

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1

  • Learner7918 Jul 18, 2008

    Have downloaded a new copy of AVG 8, gone to great extremes to be sure that every trace of my previous virus program was removed, made sure that background applications were halted, tried re-installing several times.

    None of this has worked. Still get the same "Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe - Starting Service Error 0x800736b1"


  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1


  • jmwhsv Jul 24, 2008

    Can't start AVG Free 8.0 after install. "Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....". No other antivirus installed. Have tried all suggested fixes to no avail.



  • jec9 Aug 03, 2008

    When installing AVG 8 get error message "action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    error: action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: stopping service.... error ox8007041c

  • skitek2000 Aug 26, 2008

    I have just the same thing, I have tried all the fixes, tried new downloaded copies from different sources and its still the same. I have double checked that no other anti virus is installed. I am using Windows XP Pro

  • mc_ussy Sep 14, 2008

    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    Hai diz prakash

    I was instilled Avg free version 8 but final following error below , can pls help me


    Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Service avg8wd failed to progress during startup at checpoint 0 (wait hint 2000 ms) in 88125 ms.

  • guru440 Nov 13, 2008

    i have getting this type of error on installing avg



    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1



  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1

  • dhairysheel Jan 08, 2009

    while instaliing avg i face this error
    Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1
    can u solve this


  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I have tried all the suggestions above without any luck. My view is that if this is failing across several platforms then maybe AVG needs to apply a patch to AVG 8.0 and give us a break.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    avgwdsvc.exe

  • 202_D Feb 19, 2009

    Ok, My problem is that I cannot update not only AVG, but spybot, ad aware, malware bytes, etc. They all keep popping up similar error codes when I try to update. It is not a matter of firewall, or any other obvious problem.
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times.
    I did what 10708 suggested, (I had disabled installer using start up select) and it seemed it was going to work, but then did not.
    This is my third XP reinstall also, with new HD every time. I feel I have some corrupt data that i keep transferring; i had a very complicate worm that I eradicated. Is was placing an autorun.ini in c//. I must not have got it all; I have scanned my data with AVG, Spybot,Malware bytes, ad aware, start up select, etc. They found a thing or two, many transfers ago, and I removed them.
    I must assume that there is something new that these programs cant find, and part of its cycle is to not allow any spyware programs to update.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


  • 202_D Feb 19, 2009

    XP Pro

  • veyj Mar 27, 2009

    Win XP Home SP3

    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Service avg8wd failed to progress during startup at checpoint 0 (wait hint 2000 ms) in 82141 ms.

  • gabbyme Apr 04, 2009

    installation problems with avg error 0x80070091 .. also with installing updates in windows. I think it is a windows installer problem but have not been able to fix it or find a fix that has worked.

  • bob rozy Apr 07, 2009

    every time i try to install avg free i get this message error with install is avgwdsvc.exe starting service error 0x8007041d - can someone help me - please contact me at bobrozy@comcast.net

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Can't install AVG Free after supposedly uninstalling it before and cleaning out every AVG8 entry from the registry by hand.  I get the following error now:
    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: creating service

  • mhaque Apr 28, 2009

    Local machin: Installation faild

    Worning: AVG Text message exception

    Error:Actionfailed for file avgwdsvc.exe: stopping service

    Error 0x8007041d

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: stopping service....
    Error 0x8007041d


    i can not uninstall this

  • mai17320 May 08, 2009

    I had the same problem on WIndows XP 32-bit trying to reinstall AVG 8.5:

    action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service...
    Error 0x800736b1

    AVG 8.5 was running fine before I did a System Restore, then it stopped working. I suspect it was due to a corrupted .NET framework 2.0. I finally fixed this by updating the .NET framework to 2.0SP2, fully uninstalling AVG with the avgremover tool found on the web (regular uninstall woudn't work), plus I installed and ran CCleaner (also found on the web) to clean out all of the remaining AVG keys that avgremover missed. I then removed the old Program Files/AVG directory and reinstalled AVG 8.5.

  • ndrajnarula May 23, 2009

    i cant uninstall avg antivirus

  • Ahmed Abdulla
    Ahmed Abdulla May 11, 2010

    what is ur OS ??

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Error 0x800736b1 AVG - resolved by START-RUN-services.msc - WINDOWS INSTALLER -make it automatic and start it.

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Okay this is probably the best solution you can get right now. I am a IT tech and well it took me a good couple days of tryin different steps and well this webpage has the best solutions to follow. it gives you steps and all. try it all and you should find your answer. Its under 1623: Message "Application failed to start". http://free.avg.com/faq.num-1623?srch=Action|Failed#faq_1623 is the webpage

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Having had the same problem I did the following to resolve the issue:

Run SERVICES.MSC from the start menu

Find the AVG Watchdog service, open it up and set it to disable

Reboot

Run REGEDIT from the start menu

Click Edit and Find then search for 'Watchdog' (excluding quotes)

Check the permissions for the key found to make sure 'administrators' is listed with read/write access

If 'administrators' is missing, add 'administrators' as a user and tick read and write and click ok

Press the F3 function key to repeat the search and find every instance of Watchdog and check the permissions for each.

Once you've changed the permissions (I found 3 missing administrator entries) you can re-run the installer and choose 'repair' which should now complete and go through the standard setup questions, reboot and you're done.

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Starting service failed because of file avgwdsvc.exe
error 0x800736b1

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Be sure that your Windows Installer is not disabled or turned off. In Start>Run type gpedit.msc and click OK. The Group Policies window opens. In both Computer Configuration and User Configuration go to Administrative Templates>Windows Components and find Windows Installer. In both places, be sure that it is not disabled or turned off.

This solved the AVG install problem for me. Good luck

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I had the same problem on WIndows XP 32-bit trying to reinstall AVG 8.5:
action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service...
Error 0x800736b1
AVG 8.5 was running fine before I did a System Restore, then it stopped working. I suspect it was due to a corrupted .NET framework 2.0. I finally fixed this by updating the .NET framework to 2.0SP2, fully uninstalling AVG with the avgremover tool found on the web (regular uninstall woudn't work), plus I installed and ran CCleaner (also found on the web) to clean out all of the remaining AVG keys that avgremover missed. I then removed the old Program Files/AVG directory and reinstalled AVG 8.5.

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My pc have virus and i know what i can do for this problem

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You most likely need to reinstall the avg internet security program. whenever you get errors like this, it usually means that the software has gotten corrupted for whatever reason. either through a bad update or some other type of bad luck. reinstall and your problem should be gone.
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Action fail foravgwdsvc.exe file.i have this problem .what can i do.?pls give me ans

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Action failed for the avgwdsvc.exe starting service

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

Pl. keep windows xp firewall on to solve this problem.

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Please help me to instal the avgwdsvc.exe

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This is whenever I get an update from AVG .

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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Hi ,


This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.

Uninstall and Restart your computer.


Again download Avg and install.


I hope this wld work :).


Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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Try avast av go to avast.com and download the free version. It's very good. You need to sign up with an email address they will send you a key to copy and paste and it will be good for 14 months then you will need a new key. I've used it for years for free.

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Hi ,


This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.

Uninstall and Restart your computer.


Again download Avg and install.


I hope this wld work :).


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