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Windows Firewall

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Hujambo, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. Hujambo

    Hujambo Thread Starter

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    My Windows XP SP2 Firewall opens with an error message:

    "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?"

    I answer yes and the firewall connects and opens. After a while, I check back and the firewall is not running and I have to go through the same exercise. This repeats itself constantly.

    I have no idea how to fix this. Your help is appreciated.
     
  2. Pete C.

    Pete C.

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    You could try the following if you like and see what it buys you:
    Go to Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Advanced Tab then at the bottom of that tab click on Restore Defaults. I would reboot then and see what happens from there. Good luck and report back to let us know.

    Regards,
    Pete C.
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Try this: start > run: cmd and at the prompt enter each line:

    netsh winsock reset catalog
    netsh firewall reset


    reboot and see if the problem continues to occur. If it does -- complete the following.

    Run some antivirus scans and post a Hijackthis scanlog.


    Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

    Also run eventvwr.msc and look in both the Systems and Applications logs for any errers

    If the problem is relatively recent, to save a lot of troubleshooting, you could try doing a System Restore: Start > run: msconfig > launch System Restore and choose a date when this was not happening.

    They can be undone if not helpful.
     
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