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Windows 7 Firewall Won't Start

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#1 victoriarich


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:40 PM

I try to turn on the firewall and I get this message: Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x8007042c


I'm not sure when this started happening, but can someone help me fix it!?

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 08:09 PM


Some questions before an attempt to fix anything.

Do you have a security program installed, current and running? Many security programs provide a firewall and so turn off the windows firewall.

Have you run any scans to see if your system is infected in any way? If so, which ones and what were the results.

Keep us posted



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

Click on the Start orb, then type Services in the Search programs and files box.
Services will appear above the search box under Programs, right click on Services and choose Run as administrator.
When Services opens scroll down to until you find Windows Firewall, double click on it.
Click the Startup type box and make sure it is set to Automatic, if it isn't click on Automatic.
Look in the Service status to see if it is running, if it isn't click on Start, then click on Apply, then OK.
Scroll down to Base Filtering Engine and doulbe click on it. 
If Service status is Stopped click on Start, then Apply, and OK.
Restart the computer and see if the Windows Firewall is enabled.

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