The Windows Firewall has stopped running and I cannot restart it. I first noticed this after I had run Windows update for Windows 7 Home Premium to load an Intel Display update and a Real Audio update which seemed pretty benign. I have tried starting the firewall from the Services screen but still will not start. I tried a restore point before the Windows update but no help. I removed the TrendMicro Internet Security Pro but no help.
I knew I was going to need to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) so I went ahead and did that hoping it would fix the Firewall issue. Process was quick as advertized but the Windows Firewall is still stopped and will not restart.
I had installed Trend Micro Internet Security Pro without its firewall while it was Windows 7 Home Pre. since I prefer using the Windows firewall so I reinstalled TMISP with the firewall this time. I now can use the TMSP firewall but cannot start the Windows Firewall even with the TMISP firewall off. I believe I have a registry issue.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.