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Windows 7: Windows Firewall service won't start

19 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Firewall service won't start


I always had Firewall turned off, but then I realised it's a quite useful thing. So when I checked it, it said: "Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings to protect your computer." When I press "Use recommended settings" nothing happens. Then I checked services and Base Filtering Engine is running well, but Windows Firewall service can't start. It says: "Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5."

I have no idea how to fix this (I have already downloaded Microsoft Windows Firewall fixer, didn't help)... Any suggestions?

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19 Sep 2012   #2

windows7 home premium 64bit

Have you checked that the windows firewall authorisation driver is running in device manager?
You need to view hidden devices and its in the plug and play section.hope this helps.
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20 Sep 2012   #3

32 bit

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20 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey, Thanks for your replies shawn77 and Sentinel72! Fix posted by Shawn77 actually helped, I mean it fixed Windows Firewall problem and it's working fine now. Just clicked the first link adress and the solution was the comment below the question. I'm very thankful for your help! I apologize for my bad English and I guess it's time to mark this as solved. :)
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