firewall won't start

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Johan, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Johan

    Johan Guest

    Hi,
    My firewall gives me this error message when i try to set it on.
    "Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall service."
    I have just installed SP1 but the problem started before that.
     
    Johan, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. Johan

    Bob Guest

    Run services.msc. Scroll down to Windows Firewall and start the service.
     
    Bob, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. Johan

    Jason Guest

    Find firewall in the control panel and make sure it is on.


    Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
     
    Jason, Apr 17, 2008
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  4. Johan

    Johan Guest

    Thanks for the replies Bob and Jason.
    The thing is that i get the error message from wherever i try to start the
    firewall.
     
    Johan, Apr 17, 2008
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  5. Johan

    Bob Guest

    Bob, Apr 17, 2008
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  6. Johan

    GTS Guest

    Try running this command in an elevated command prompt netsh winsock
    reset
    Reboot and then try enabling the firewall. This recently worked for me in
    servicing a customers machine with the same problem.
     
    GTS, Apr 17, 2008
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  7. Johan

    Johan Guest

    I ran it but it din't find anything.

     
    Johan, Apr 17, 2008
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  8. Johan

    Johan Guest

    I ran it but nothing was found.

     
    Johan, Apr 17, 2008
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  9. Johan

    Johan Guest

    I did as you said but i still can't get it to work :/
     
    Johan, Apr 17, 2008
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  10. Johan

    GTS Guest

    Have you ever had a 3rd party firewall or security suite installed on this
    computer?
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    GTS, Apr 18, 2008
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  11. Johan

    Johan Guest

    I do have the free version of Avira antivir installed.
     
    Johan, Apr 18, 2008
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  12. Johan

    GTS Guest

    GTS, Apr 18, 2008
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  13. Johan

    Keyser Soze Guest

    Try to delete

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ WindowsFirewall

    Cheers
     
    Keyser Soze, Apr 25, 2008
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  14. Johan

    pacinitaly Guest

    nothing works


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    pacinitaly

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    pacinitaly, Mar 11, 2010
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