firewall wont turn on

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after installing spywere beta i am unable to turn on the xp firewall.
any ideas?
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    clinton wrote:

    > after installing spywere beta i am unable to turn on the xp firewall.
    > any ideas?

    FIREWALL DEAD, or other network issues:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350

    MS antispyware tool disables Windows Firewall: Start>Run cmd [enter]
    netsh winsock reset catalog [enter]
    Follow prompts and reboot.

    The above fix only works on a machine that has SP2 installed. If it is
    pre-SP2, use the WinsockXPFix.exe program (one place you can get it is
    http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html).

    If that didn't work, see if registering the following DLLs helps:

    From Start/Run, run the following commands:

    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\atl.dll

    then

    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\hnetcfg.dll
    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netshell.dll
    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netcfgx.dll
    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netman.dll

    Then do a reboot.

    Malke
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    MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
    Elephant Boy Computers
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