I can start the computer in safe mode, and did a couple of times without getting this error, but I didn't do it so many times as to say that the error won't show. The problem doesn't appear everytime I start win (in normal mode I mean), that's why I can't tell for sure.
Note that the computer will not automatically shutdown unless you click the "don't send" button on the error message window, therefore, if you are willing to do whatever it is you do with the error message permanently on screen. Also the SHUTDOWN -a command during the countdown will give a lot of crashes in the system, so it is not really an option.
Actually, the problem started showing up after trying to solve the firewall problem, which is related in the link you gave. That is, I had the problem that was stated as the third simptom in the link, and found the exact same site that you linked earlier:
You receive the following error message while accessing the firewall settings (firewall.cpl)
Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings.
I took the reg file and executed it but unfortunatelly, I didn't do reg backup because the way windows backs up a 4kb registry whitout letting you disable the other 500 MB of system files other dll's really annoyes me.
After I did the reg patch and used NETSH FIREWALL RESET, it was THEN that the current problem first appeared, but the firewall was working
, and still is (I mean accesing the settings of the firewall, the thing itself actually being off).
As for the HJT logfile, I didn't post it because I saw the topic started by morethanben earlier in the malware section of the forum and the malware cause was eliminated by another staff member (Matt. F). In the light of this, I supposed that whatever the cause of this error is, it is related to the same thing for all those who have it, so it is not malware related.
If someone on the staff should still think it is necessary, please let me know and I will post the file latter.
Edited by shamas187, 16 March 2006 - 09:01 AM.