I discovered this while trying to set up wifi for gaming from my computer's router connection. I'm so brain dead from hours of researching, but I'll try to post the most important things:
I don't have two firewalls or anything like Zone Alarm, I've gone into services and tried to start Windows Firewall and Windows Firewall/ICS but they both give me errors. Trying to just turn on the firewall brings the error Windows cannot start the firewall service (Which before I did all the command prompt trickery said something along the lines of "Can't start firewall due to an unidentifiable problem"). I've already tried which on every forum seems like the final solution, Typing rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf in command but it turns up with an "Installation Failed" error. When I try the netsh firewall reset (not sure if I typed it correctly here but I did earlier) I got a message telling me firewall isn't turned on. I've reset winsock, and created a new firewall registry file (or something like that) as well as merged it with the registry files. Also, ICS plain doesn't work for these reasons.
I don't know where else to turn and the last viable solution seems like to reformat or reinstall windows, which I'm not sure I have the means to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by jsalazar, 27 December 2010 - 12:18 AM.