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Windows XP SP2 Firewall Cannot Start?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kitch69, Aug 26, 2004.

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  1. kitch69

    kitch69 Thread Starter

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    After installing SP2 onto my Windows XP Pro it says that the firewall is not activated. So when i go to control panel to activate the new firewall its says:

    '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 click yes and then get this message:

    'Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet connection sharing (ICS) service.'

    So I click OK and nothing happens. I don't know how to start the firewall because it wont turn on, what associated service does it mean.
    Also in Network Connections in the control panel my cable modem does not show up even though my connection still works?

    PLEASE HELP ITS REALLY BUGGING ME! :D
     
  2. TheHaste

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    Go to
    Control Panel > Windows Firewall
    And manually start it there.
    Then open the Security Center panel back up and it should say your Firewall is now on.
     
  3. kitch69

    kitch69 Thread Starter

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    All that I described above is what happens when I try to open it manually. Ive tried everything but the 'associated service is not running'?
     
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