When I go to control panel -- windows firewall it tells me to enable it, I click ok and it starts attempting to enable ICS but then it displays the very helpful message: Windows could not start Internet Connection Sharing.
The microsoft website told me to reinstall SP2 which I have done (although I don't know if I uninstalled the old SP2).
I don't think there is another firewall blocking the windows firewall either.
If i right click my internet connection and select windows firewall settings it goes through the same procedure (windows firewall could not be accessed because the associated service is not running, would you like to start ICS -- YES -- windows could not start ICS).
I am very confused, and hope that this problem is more simple than it seems to me.
Help would be greatly appreciated.