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Windows Firewall, cannot start ICS service

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by invain, Oct 17, 2005.

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  1. invain

    invain Thread Starter

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    I'm sure this problem has been addressed before. After service pack 2 for xp, our windows firewall stopped working. When you try to access it in the control panel, it says that it is unable to open because the service is not running. I click yes to turn it on, and it says that the ICS service could not be started.

    I tried fixing it a couple months ago, goofed around with winsock and tried a couple other things, couldn't get it to work so I gave up and downloaded zone alarm.

    I just remembered about it the other day, and while being bored, I wanted to try and get it working again, even if I don't need to use it, I still like everything running correctly.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Try the following:

    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services...

    Scroll down to Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing, double click the entry. You should now see the properties box for ICS; in the drop-down box next to 'Startup type' be sure that Automatic is the chosen option, click Apply, close everything out and re-boot - now check to see if your firewall is available.

    If that doesn't work, you may need to run an inplace install (Repair). If this is the case then follow These instructions.
     
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