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Anonymous
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June 1, 2005 8:10:03 AM

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Yesterday, my computer suddenly turned off the windows firewall. When i go to
the security centre, to turn the firewall back on, i receive the following
message:

1) Windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated
service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet
Connection Sharing (ICS) Service?

I then select yes, but i get a second message.

2) Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing
(ICS) Service?

How do I turn the firewall back on? Would appreciate a quick response as I
am currently without a firewall.

Many Thanks.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
June 1, 2005 6:10:21 PM

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Green Eyes wrote:

> Yesterday, my computer suddenly turned off the windows firewall. When i go to
> the security centre, to turn the firewall back on, i receive the following
> message:
>
> 1) Windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated
> service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet
> Connection Sharing (ICS) Service?
>
> I then select yes, but i get a second message.
>
> 2) Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing
> (ICS) Service?
>
> How do I turn the firewall back on? Would appreciate a quick response as I
> am currently without a firewall.
Hi,

Please try this:

Start/Run --> cmd.exe

and then, in the command prompt that opened up, type:

netsh.exe winsock reset

and hit Enter. Follow prompts and reboot.


After resetting winsock you should re-install any applications which
are layered service providers (lsp). typical apps of this nature are
firewalls and anti-virus/anti-spyware.


If the above didn't fix the problem, take a look here:

"Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings" error while
accessing Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
June 1, 2005 6:10:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

thanks, that helped solve the problem.

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:

> Green Eyes wrote:
>
> > Yesterday, my computer suddenly turned off the windows firewall. When i go to
> > the security centre, to turn the firewall back on, i receive the following
> > message:
> >
> > 1) Windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated
> > service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet
> > Connection Sharing (ICS) Service?
> >
> > I then select yes, but i get a second message.
> >
> > 2) Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing
> > (ICS) Service?
> >
> > How do I turn the firewall back on? Would appreciate a quick response as I
> > am currently without a firewall.
> Hi,
>
> Please try this:
>
> Start/Run --> cmd.exe
>
> and then, in the command prompt that opened up, type:
>
> netsh.exe winsock reset
>
> and hit Enter. Follow prompts and reboot.
>
>
> After resetting winsock you should re-install any applications which
> are layered service providers (lsp). typical apps of this nature are
> firewalls and anti-virus/anti-spyware.
>
>
> If the above didn't fix the problem, take a look here:
>
> "Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings" error while
> accessing Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
>
!