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Windows 7: Windows Firewall not working

02 Sep 2012   #1
Jhost

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Windows Firewall not working

Hi I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and my windows firewall will not work. I just click use recommended settings and it freezes for a while and then does nothing. I have tried Microsoft fix-its, registry fixes, and have been researching and trying methods all day, none have worked. The firewall service has not been started and when I try and start it it gives me an error of "Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.". I recently uninstalled and removed AVG Internet Security and have used the remover they provide. Thanks


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02 Sep 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

See if this works:

Quote:
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


Good luck
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03 Sep 2012   #3
shawn77

32 bit
 
 

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03 Sep 2012   #4
Jhost

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I still cannot start the firewall service and get this error when trying to: " Windows could not start Windows Firewall on local Computer. See event log, if non-windows services contact vendor. Error code 13." I also cannot start the firewall as it still freezes for a second and then does nothing. I have tried all the solutions you all gave me.
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03 Sep 2012   #5
shawn77

32 bit
 
 

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03 Sep 2012   #6
Jhost

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I did try it and it did change my error from 5 to 13.
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03 Sep 2012   #7
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Thanks for telling me that it wont work.
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03 Sep 2012   #8
Jhost

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Any other suggestions?
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03 Sep 2012   #9
shawn77

32 bit
 
 

Run the windows repair tool

Windows Repair (All In One)
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03 Sep 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You very well might be infected. If I was in your situation I would run this as per instructions.
Windows Defender Offline
When you get a clean bill of health I would run from the cmd prompt/admin sfc /scannow 3 times booting after each.
That will allow Windows 7 System File Checker to check and repair its own files if possible.
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