Windows firewall problem?

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  1. failurbydesign

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    When i try to open windows firewall i get this error..any ideas?
     

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  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if you can open the security centre in the task bar or the control panel. Might tell you something.

    Just luv that error box. :D Way to go Bill.
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Any services fail at startup? Check the event viewer...
     
  4. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    That happened to a friend of mine a while back the problem was with the registry and this link fixed his problem so it might work for you also.

    Link
     
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  5. tom91

    tom91 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Have u tried checking for spyware and virus's that might be the problem.
     
  6. technokid88

    technokid88 Part of a System Folding Team

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    Bush doggs, soultion seems correct
    • When you open Services.msc applet, the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service may not be available in the listing
    • Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service is available in Services listing, but you are unable to start the service
    • You receive the following error message while accessing the firewall settings (firewall.cpl)
    Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings.
    [​IMG]

    Cause

    This happens due to missing or corrupt SharedAccess reg key, which represents the Windows Firewall Service.
    Resolution

    Download sharedaccess.reg (only for systems running Windows XP Service Pack 2) and save to Desktop. Then double-click the file to merge the contents to the registry. The Services entry will be created. Restart Windows (mandatory step, otherwise the following NETSH command will display an error message).

    After restarting Windows, run this from Command Prompt (cmd.exe) NETSH FIREWALL RESET
    Launch firewall applet from Control Panel, and then configure your Windows Firewall settings.
    If nothing helps, as a last-resort solution (before reinstalling Windows XP Service Pack 2), give these two commands a try. Click Start, Run and type:

    rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf Restart Windows, and then run this command (from Command Prompt):
    NETSH FIREWALL RESET
    Attempt to start Firewall applet. Start the Windows Firewall service if prompted.
     
  7. failurbydesign

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    ill do it now....even better it may fix my ICS error too!!!

    Fixed all..thanks a bunch!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2006