Windows Firewall Service Huge Problem Wont Start

I have tried everything that I could find to fix the problem. It just wont start.
When trying to start the service: http://gyazo.com/20547daa33fe67349b5be53f77d29d9b
Opening up Windows Firewall from start menu: http://gyazo.com/7e07f131836cffe3ad7e326863657b70
Opening up Windows Firewall with Advanced Security from start menu: http://gyazo.com/3ec1e364a4f9b252dcfc2ed51918e224

I tried to reinstall windows 7 (I want to repair not clean). It wouldn't let me. I ahve Win7 Ultimate 64 bit and I was trying to reinstall that and it keep tell me this: http://gyazo.com/5bb813f74d15b96eb408720335bac2e7

I really have no idea what to do anymore.
The whole reason why I want to fix this is because I need to port forward stuff for games and the ports are not being allowed through windows 7. This causes a major issue for me when trying to play certain games with friends. I also need to block certain programs from going online. I can't do anything because windows Firewall just wont work.

Someone please help me.
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  1. Bump. Please help me.
  2. Have a look in the event viewer.
  3. Install a free firewall and use that.
  4. aaab said:
    Have a look in the event viewer.

    I'm not sure what to look for but I didn't find anything relating to Windows Firewall.
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Install a free firewall and use that.

    Can you recommend me a firewall that will let me unblock the ports that I need to open. Comodo doesn't have that feature.
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:

    I know how to do that but what am I supposed to look for once I open it.
  7. sashu545 said:
    Can you recommend me a firewall that will let me unblock the ports that I need to open. Comodo doesn't have that feature.



    All the ports should already be unblocked with the windows firewall off.
  8. The only one that comes to my mind is zonealarm. But I haven't used anything but a hardware firewall in years. Are you behind a router?
  9. Supermuncher85 said:
    The only one that comes to my mind is zonealarm. But I haven't used anything but a hardware firewall in years. Are you behind a router?

    Yeah. I can port forward in the router but then Windows Firewall blocks the ports from opening.
  10. Bump.
  11. Bump.
  12. Don't keep bumping the thread.
  13. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Don't keep bumping the thread.

    I really need help with this problem. I bump it so someone who may have had this problem before could come and help me with it. I literally can't do anything and the only way it would let me reinstall my windows is if why i wipe the hard drive.
  14. Does anyone actually know what to do about any of this?
  15. Why do you need to start the windows firewall? Why don't you just forget it and install another FW?
  16. aaab said:
    Why do you need to start the windows firewall? Why don't you just forget it and install another FW?


    It blocked any ports that I need to port forward through my router.
  17. I somehow managed to reinstall windows. Everthing is ok now.
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