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- Vista Firewall Cannot Start
June 19, 2009, 1:25 pm
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apparently successful Vista cleaning, I still can't get the firewall service
to start. I get a "windows cannot start windows firewall" message. No other
details in the event log.
I've tried a few remedies, including the one modifying the registry for
"sharedaccess" (by Microsoft) as well as a tool that worked for this same
thing on another PC once before, but on XP.
I've also ran three AV programs and Malwarebytes. They all come up clean,
now. Malwarebytes eradicated the worst of 'em, but now shows clean.
Does anyone have any knowledge of what might fix this "firewall cannot
start" in Vista?
Re: Vista Firewall Cannot Start
There are hundreds of reports of this problem. And not one of the
recommended fixes has worked yet. One person reported that running a
"repair" install did not work either. Most recommend a new clean re-install
I do believe the system is now "clean" of Viruses, however the applicable
registry key(s) or registry permissions that were altered are still in