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WonderfulDays

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So, im trying to get into my windows firewall, and for some reason its just denying me completely. heres the alert i get...


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

so i click yes, and i get

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

i tried to do the steps that the microsoft website gives you to fix it, but it completely doesnt work, so heres my request....

help me!!!
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try this go start...click run...type in... services.msc... click ok scroll down to windows firewall click on it once then on the left click restart

try that
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I just tried to refresh it, because restart wasnt clickable. and i got this error:

Could not start the windows firewall/internet connection sharing (ICS) service on Local COmputer.

Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start

Edited by WonderfulDays, 03 August 2006 - 01:18 AM.

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What do you need to do with window firewall
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I would liek to turn it off, because once i updated to system pack 2, all my port forwarding stopped, and im assuming its because sp2 reactivated the firewall, which is ruining my gaming.

So, yeah. i want to turn it off.

but id also like to be able to access it, so i can turn it back on when im done

Edited by WonderfulDays, 03 August 2006 - 02:31 AM.

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Download and save this, so you can install it when they send the license key

http://www.personalf...all.comodo.com/

Because:

It will turn the XP Firewall off

It will block incoming and outgoing data (XP blocks incoming only)

You will be able to configure it for port access etc, so be able to go gaming with a firewall running

You could click start then run, type sfc /scannow and press enter to see if it replaces the files XP firewall is looking for
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Wow, this is even better than i was expecting. thank you so much! Take care!
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Hope it goes well
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