Hello there and thank you for taking the time to view my post. About two weeks ago I was suddenly unable to connect to the internet despite having a full wireless connection. I am using an 802.11n WLAN USB card which checks out fine in device manager. Naturally I ran Spybot and Malwarebytes to check for a virus, they discovered a few things but nothing particularly sinister.
Then I checked windows firewall to see if the problem lied there. But when trying to access the firewall I would get the error 0x8007042c restricting me from accessing it in any way. I tried a system restore and sfc/scannow command prompt to no avail. I also tried Microsoft's official solution to this problem with no success.
Time of this report: 8/18/2013, 18:23:26
Machine name: GREG
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel® Core i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8172MB RAM
Page File: 1397MB used, 14966MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode
Thank you for your time!