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Firewall: Error Code 0x800706d9

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:51 AM

When checking on firewall status and clicking on "Use Recommended Settings" button, only this shows up:

"Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings.  Error Code 0x800706d9."

Typical MS useless information as it provides NOTHING by way of information what to do to correct the situation.

Any assistance about resolving this?

Many thanks / appreciated!

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#2 Aura


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:00 AM

Hi Hikermann :)

This looks like a standard issue to me. However, let's get more information on your system before proceeding to the troubleshooting.

  • Download MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;
  • Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:
    • List Installed Programs;
    • List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;
  • Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;
  • Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;
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Follow the instructions below to run Farbar Service Scanner and provide a log.
  • Download Farbar Service Scanner and move the executable to your Desktop;
  • Double-click on FSS.exe to execute it;
  • Check every options:
    • Internet Services;
    • Windows Firewall;
    • System Restore;
    • Security Center/Action Center;
    • Windows Update;
    • Windows Defender;
    • Other Services;
  • Once done, click on the Scan button to launch a scan;
  • On completion, a Notepad file called FSS.txt (saved where FSS.exe was ran) will open. Copy and paste the content of this file in your next reply and post it;
  • Download SecurityCheck and move the executable to your Desktop;
  • Execute SecurityCheck, press on a key and let the scan run;
  • Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

Edited by Aura., 23 April 2015 - 10:01 AM.

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#3 dc3


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:08 AM

It would help if you post exactly what you have tried.


Did you try to start or restart the firewall?


Did you try using the Fixit tool to correct this?


Is this the Windows 7 firewall?

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