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Archive for January, 2012

Windows 7 firewall service won’t start

Problem When you attempt to start the Windows 7 firewall service you receive the following error Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the system event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5. If you look in […]

Windows 7 firewall service is missing

Problem You receive a message from the Action Center that the Windows Firewall is turned off. When you attempt to turn it on, you receive a message like this: Windows Firewall can’t change some of your settings Error code 0x80070424 If you go into Services, you will find that the Windows Firewall service is missing. […]