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Windows 7: Unable to start Windows Firewall

04 Feb 2013   #101
Aboshan

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Same here, registered especially to be able to say thanks!

so: THANKS Balon


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16 Feb 2013   #102
ShadowSnake141

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Firewall Service Error Code

Hello I signed up to provide a Solution to the 'Cannot start Windows firewall service error windows could not start windows firewall on local computer error code 5.' problem. You can try this with the other error code you get whilst trying to start 'windows firewall' in the services menu.

The Solution is as follows:
  1. In Registry Editor, browse to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess
  2. Right click SharedAccess, and click Permissions.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the “Enter the object names to select” field, type “NT SERVICE\mpssvc”. Then clickCheck Names. The name should change to MpsSvc
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Full Control in the Allow column.
  7. Click OK.
Applies To
Windows 7 (all versions) / Windows Vista (all versions)

I will not be returning to this site for a while most likely. Good Luck!

Original solution found here: Cannot start Windows firewall service error windows could not start - Microsoft Community

Also Thank you Balon.
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05 May 2013   #103
lugo341

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Balon View Post
Hi there, my name is Balon and I am pretty sure I have the way to fix your problem.

IT IS SUGGESTED YOU BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE PROCEEDING

Backing Up Your Registry
  1. Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  2. Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  3. Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  4. Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  5. Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  6. Press OK
  7. Press YES to create the folder.
Registry Modifications



Download both the registry files

bfe.reg

firewall.reg

Launch and import them to registry

Restart your PC

Now,open RUN and type

regedit and click ok

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

Right click on it-permissions

Click on ADD and type

Everyone and click ok

Now Click on Everyone

Below you have permission for users

Select full control and click ok

Now,open RUN and type

services.msc and click ok

start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service

For further assistance contact me here, I will be checking this thread every few hours, this worked for me and it should work for you too.

hi i was looking at this and i did the process but when i get to where it says to start the windows firewall and the base filtering engine i get an error on the bfe saying windows could not start base filtering engine service on local computer and the error code for it is Error5:Access is denied, For the windows firewall service i also get an error and it says windows could not start windows firewall service on local computer and the error code is Error 1068: the dependency service or group failed to start. can you or someone else please help me out i would really appreciate it thank you.
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12 May 2013   #104
nirisav

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you all, after finding this post my worries are now over. Hurray it worked. This forum rocks !!!!
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01 Aug 2013   #105
jpfulton248

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Balon.

It works... also fixed my Microsoft Security Essentials update installation error
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01 Dec 2013   #106
JJRambo

Windows 7
 
 
Worked 100%

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Balon View Post
Hi there, my name is Balon and I am pretty sure I have the way to fix your problem.

IT IS SUGGESTED YOU BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE PROCEEDING

Backing Up Your Registry
  1. Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  2. Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  3. Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  4. Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  5. Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  6. Press OK
  7. Press YES to create the folder.
Registry Modifications



Download both the registry files

bfe.reg

firewall.reg

Launch and import them to registry

Restart your PC

Now,open RUN and type

regedit and click ok

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

Right click on it-permissions

Click on ADD and type

Everyone and click ok

Now Click on Everyone

Below you have permission for users

Select full control and click ok

Now,open RUN and type

services.msc and click ok

start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service

For further assistance contact me here, I will be checking this thread every few hours, this worked for me and it should work for you too.

THANKS BALON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After 5 hours of spyware/virus scanning, google & micosoft tips, i stumbled across this post and it worked 100%!!!!!!!. The only problem is i have to go to another site via Google to find the reg files since the links are outdated and don't work so i go get them with links below


Download both the registry files
Windows firewall - Firewall
Base filtering engine - BFE
Launch them,You should get a UAC prompt now
Click YES & Restart your PC
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04 Mar 2014   #107
burningbsuh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Balon saved the day!

Add me to the list of those who registered specifically to say, "THANK YOU Balon!!"
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07 Aug 2014   #108
cmsnettech

Vista 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Balon View Post
Hi there, my name is Balon and I am pretty sure I have the way to fix your problem.

IT IS SUGGESTED YOU BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE PROCEEDING



Backing Up Your Registry
  1. Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  2. Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  3. Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  4. Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  5. Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  6. Press OK
  7. Press YES to create the folder.
Registry Modifications



Download both the registry files

bfe.reg

firewall.reg

Launch and import them to registry

Restart your PC

Now,open RUN and type

regedit and click ok

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

Right click on it-permissions

Click on ADD and type

Everyone and click ok

Now Click on Everyone

Below you have permission for users

Select full control and click ok

Now,open RUN and type

services.msc and click ok

start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service

For further assistance contact me here, I will be checking this thread every few hours, this worked for me and it should work for you too.
I found this on the forum as I am having a problem with the firewall. I was going to try downloading the firewall reg file but it wont let me. anyone know where I can find the file? I fixed the BFE service, now just to get the firewall back up and going. thanks!
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11 Feb 2015   #109
slinnert

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1
 
 

Can the links be fixed please for the bfe.reg and the firewall.reg???

SL



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Balon View Post
Hi there, my name is Balon and I am pretty sure I have the way to fix your problem.

IT IS SUGGESTED YOU BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE PROCEEDING


Backing Up Your Registry
  1. Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  2. Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  3. Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  4. Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  5. Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  6. Press OK
  7. Press YES to create the folder.
Registry Modifications



Download both the registry files

bfe.reg

firewall.reg

Launch and import them to registry

Restart your PC

Now,open RUN and type

regedit and click ok

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

Right click on it-permissions

Click on ADD and type

Everyone and click ok

Now Click on Everyone

Below you have permission for users

Select full control and click ok

Now,open RUN and type

services.msc and click ok

start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service

For further assistance contact me here, I will be checking this thread every few hours, this worked for me and it should work for you too.
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