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manxmen

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I am new here and i am having a problem with my windows firewall.

When i go to turn on my windows firewall in my control panel it tries to turn on but then then it says that "windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the firewall/internet connection sharing (ICS) service. Yes/No". I select "yes". Then i get a messege that says "windows cannot start the windows firewall/ICS service" Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? And so i don't have a firewall turned on on my system.

Edited by manxmen, 19 July 2005 - 01:14 PM.

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Windows Firewall services are in the Services panel.

Open Control panel.
Double click on Administrative tools
Double click on Services

In the Services window, click on standard so it's easier to browse the listing.

Scroll down the list until you see Windows Firewall/Internet connection sharing

Double click on it and in the window that opens, select whatever options you wish to use. If you want the service to always start, then choose Automatic.

This service must be Started before you can enable/disable the Firewall through Control panel.

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i tried your suggestion makai, and thank you but when i did it i recieved this response, "could not start the windows firewall/ICS service on local computer. Error 10047: an address incompatible with the requested protocol was used


motherboard- asus p4p800
pentium 4 hyper threading
rex graphics (radeon v1.1r)
512 ram
home pc

Edited by manxmen, 19 July 2005 - 07:08 PM.

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gerryf

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service pack 1 or 2
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i want to thank you guys. I tried what you sugested and then i got an error 10047 so i googled it and found out that i had to start a comand prompt and type: netsh winsock reset and then I had to reboot and my problem does not exist any more. I will let all of my computer friends know about your site and i give you 2 thumbs up. and the answer to your question above is sp2
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uhhhhh... glad we could help! :tazz:

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Though this may sound a bit blunt - I wouldn't turn on the Windows Firewall anyway. There's alot of better firewalls out there. I recommend Sygate Personal Firewall or the ZoneAlarm Firewall.
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I am new here and i am having a problem with my windows firewall.

When i go to turn on my windows firewall in my control panel it tries to turn on but then then it says that "windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the firewall/internet connection sharing (ICS)  service. Yes/No".  I select "yes". Then i get a messege that says "windows cannot start the windows firewall/ICS service" Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? And so i don't have a firewall turned on on my system.

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Do you have windows Home addition or Pro edition of XP?
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