I noticed a few days ago that in my event logs every 30s I'm getting Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start at [....] Error Code: 0x80070005. [...] = time/date I've tried Googling the errors and following their instructions, making sure Task Scheduler, RPC & RPC Locator services were running (the latter of which wasn't, but since setting it to hasn't made any difference). I've also tried running an elevated CMD and sfc /scannow but despite finding errors it wasn't able to fix them (even when in Safe Mode). I noticed via Googling that many of those posting this error were running Windows Server so many of the solutions posted didn't appear to be applicable? I don't particularly want to 'reset' Windows, as some answers suggested, for an error that isn't all that noticeable, but I'm all ears for any solution to solve this issue that doesn't equate to something as drastic. I've racked up 7K+ errors just this week. Thanks in advance. (I'm running Windows 8.1, btw).