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Skinner

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Hi I am trying to turn on/access Windows Firewall, but it gves an error: Couldn't start internet connection sharing service. How do I fix this?
 
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Try:

1. Click “Start” followed by “Run...”
2. Type in “regedt32” and hit the enter key.
3. Locate the key HKEY_Local_MACHINE\software\classes\appid\{ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050i8f180} and highlight it.
4. Click “File” and then “Export” from the File menu and export a copy of the key.
5. Make sure the key mentioned in step 3 is still highlighted and delete it.
6. Restart your computer and the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing Service should start automatically.
 

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Thanks for tip, but I tried this, rebooted and system is still in same state (won't start ICS).
 

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Thanks, tried the fixes listed there, but to no avail. The winsock reset one worked, but then after a reboot still nothing. I thought it was spyware/viruses and actually found 7 during a scan, but removing these has had no effect on the unusability of the firewall.:(
 
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