Windows firewall error

  $_spartan 20:41 01 Jun 2006

If I try to change windows firewall settings via Security Center or any windows links, I get the error "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings". This started occuring a few days ago, and so I installed McAfee personal firewall to keep myself protected.

I think the windows firewall is blocking some programs from accessing the Internet and is also blocking people on my network from accessing my shared printer and files (which do need to be shared), but since I can't turn it off I'm stuck.

Are there any known causes/solutions to this problem that anyone here knows?

Thanks in advance, Jack Murray.

  skidzy 20:54 01 Jun 2006

1. Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK.
2. On the General tab, click Off (not recommended), and then click OK.

click here;en-us;q283673

  skidzy 20:56 01 Jun 2006

click here think this may help

  $_spartan 09:41 02 Jun 2006

neither of those solutions helped, thanks anyway though.

  johnnyrocker 09:45 02 Jun 2006

windows firewall is incoming only so i feel your problem may lie elsewhere.


  The 12th Man 09:33 03 Jun 2006

Hi $_Spartan,

I had the exact same error as you. I tried the fix on the link below and now iit all works. I how it does the same for you.

click here

  $_spartan 18:43 03 Jun 2006

Thanks, thats fixed it.

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