I had a power outage last night. The computer had a hard shut down and rebooted. I had a black screen and was told to press F1 to get going again. When I connected to the internet I got a warning that my firewall was turned off. I checked my date and time and the date was incorrect. I fixed that and rebooted but the firewall was still off.
I went into live care and tried to turn the firewall on but I got the following screen telling me One Care could not turn on the Firewall. I then tried system restore. Now when I reboot the firewall will activate but shuts off after a few minutes.
If I go to the control panel and click on security I get the following screen. Notice it shows the firewall disabled. If I tick the enable and click apply nothing happens other than my curser turning into a hour glass.
If I go to settings in One Care and click turn on Firewall nothing happens other than the cursor turning into a hour glass.
Is there a way to reset the firewall ?
Any help would be most appreciated. At this point I am on the internet without a firewall. Not good. I am going to shut down and check back a little later.
THank You for your time.
XP Home, IE-8, SP-3
EDIT: I found a Microsoft firewall repair tool on the Internet and ran it. I rebooted and so far (15 minutes) the firewall has stayed activated. Hopefully the problem is solved.
Edited by Dennis H, 03 January 2010 - 08:09 AM.