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For the past few weeks I've been having a problem getting Windows Firewall to turn on. I have no idea what may have happened to cause this. I tried using system restore and going back way past when the problem occured but that did nothing. For now I'm using COMODO firewall but I really don't like it, I just want to have the windows firewall back. I have two screen shots of the error message if it helps but other than that I can't really offer much more because I don't really know much more. Can some one please help me get this to work again. Thank you so much to anyone who replies.

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Provided you stay offline, you can use add and remove to uninstall Comodo first

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Download and install Tune Up 2007 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this

Check the anti virus is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


Check Windows Firewall is running

Windows Firewall blocks incoming data only, most third party firewalls block incoming and outgoing data so you could consider using another one

Zone Alarm is good, initially it asks for access permissions, once set you will hardly see it in operation

http://www.filehippo...zonealarm_free/

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/
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I already have tune up and have run all of that stuff. I've run disk clean up and defragment. I deleted everything in the pref etch folder and ran the system file check and it did nothing. I'm still getting the same messages, what do I do.
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Did you uninstall Comodo
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I didn't uninstall it in case this didn't work but I stopped it form starting when windows started up.
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If Comodo is reporting itself as not on, it would need to be re-installed anyway
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Hey Pianoman16,

Try this method it's less complicate then Keith's. Got it from Rawe. Hope its helpful.

links: http://windowsxp.mvp...haredaccess.reg
Right Click to Save Target As

1. Download sharedaccess.reg from link and save it to your desktop.
2. Double-click the file.
3. When asked to merge with registry, hit YES.
4. The Services entry will be created.
5. Please Reboot.
6. Click Start -> Run and type in: cmd.exe
7. On Command Prompt, type "NETSH FIREWALL RESET" Hit Enter.
8. Then go to the Control Panel and launch the Windows Firewall again. Try to access your Firewall settings again.

Edited by santiz, 14 January 2007 - 10:52 AM.

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That worked, thank you so much! :-D
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Glad to help you! Pianoman16 :whistling:
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