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Windows 7: windows firewall error code 0x80070422

29 Mar 2013   #1

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windows firewall error code 0x80070422


im not sure where to start. somehow my windows firewall got turned off and when i try to restart it, i get the above mentioned error code. can anyone tell me how to fix this? Thanks!

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29 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium


Please do the following to see if it points out the problem:

Downloading Farbar Service Scanner

Save to the Desktop
Make sure the following options are checked:
  • Internet Services
  • Windows Firewall
  • System Restore
  • Security Center
  • Windows Update
  • Windows Defender
Press: Scan

FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop.

Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.
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29 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

The error code is:
  ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLED                                        winerror.h
# The service cannot be started, either because it is
# disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated
# with it.
Is the service itself listed as disabled in the services.msc control panel? I would second the request for the log file that cottonball asked for.
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01 Oct 2013   #4

South Yorkshire

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01 Oct 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Please explain, because you have liked to a 'download'. I don't want to download the content
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01 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium


Your best bet is to download the Farbar Service Scanner addressed in Post #2.


The link goes to a batch file to fix the Windows Firewall:
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01 Oct 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Yes, I saw this earlier ... it's a direct download for something we don't know about
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01 Oct 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I also don't like those tick and pray downloads without having any knowledge about the download; where its from and what it does.
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