If this is what you get: =>>
"Due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display the windows firewall settings"
try this: First set a System Restore Point, then please read on .......
To fix this problem, two dlls need to be re-registered:First:
Click Start -> Run, Then type
and hit OKSecond:
and Hit OK
This should allow for the viewing and configuration of the XPfirewall settings.
The above solution was taken from: [http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18437.html]
Thank You -