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Windows XP Firewall Error


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appletree

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I receive the following error when trying to open my XP SP2 firewall:

"Due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display windows firewall settings"

The problem started today after I installed a game and told the firewall to "unblock" it, since then i haven't been able to access the firewall settings.
I read somewhere that it might be a corrupt sharedaccess.reg file, so I tried downloading that file and merging it into the registry, but it didn't make any difference (the instructions I followed were from this site http://windowsxp.mvp...aredaccess.htm). Any suggestions on how to fix the problem would be greatly appreciated.
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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. I don't use the Windows firewall myself. I have it disabled and use ZoneAlarm instead. I found lots of hits on a google search. One that had a fix was at
http://forums.spywar...pic=62332&st=30
If it were me, I would get rid of that game that caused this problem....It could be malware.

A search at M$ support for "windows cannot display firewall settings" gets 100 hits.

Edited by austin_o, 18 December 2005 - 02:38 PM.

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