I'm running Windows 7 on a partitioned drive on a MacBook Pro (purchased in mid-2013). Everything was working fine for the first year or so, but in the process of booting back and forth between operating systems one day, I got the blue screen of death. Upon re-booting Windows 7 (with self-repairs being done), I was getting an error message about the base filtering engine not being able to start.
- After an internet search, I came across a website/forum that claimed to resolve the issue. After running a batch file, the BFE was finally able to start, but I think it messed up something else related to the firewall and my ability to:
a. Host an internet baseball game and
b. Airplay multiple devices simultaneously in iTunes
Prior to this, I never had any problem with either. I've been using Norton 360 from Day 1 also.
I notice the following when I open the Windows Firewall Settings:
- The main setting window states: "Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings to protect your computer," Since I'm running Norton 360, shouldn't the message state that the Firewall is OFF?
- When I click on "Use Recommended Settings", it thinks for about 15 seconds, but nothing happens.
- When I click on "Advanced Settings", it gives me this message: There was an error opening the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in. The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load. Restart the Windows Firewall service on the computer that you are managing. Error code:0x6D9.
Any help would be appreciated.