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Due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display windows firewall settings

 Symptoms:

  1. Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is not displayed in the Services list in Control Panel.
  2. Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is displayed in the Services list, but you cannot start this service.
  3. You receive the following error message when you try to access Windows Firewall settings: Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings.

Resolutions:

1. This may cause because a virus or Malware corrupts SharedAccess registry key, which represents the Windows Firewall Service. To fix this problem, re-set firewall by following these steps:

1.

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

2.

At the command prompt, type the following command line, and then press ENTER:

Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf

3.

Restart Windows,

4.

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

5.

At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

Netsh firewall reset

6.

Click Start, click Run, type firewall.cpl, and then press ENTER. In the Windows Firewall dialog box, click On (recommended), and then click OK.

 

  1. You may have other firewall or security software running on the same computer. Disable or remove other fgirewall/security software.
Re-install XP SP2.

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