XP Firewall unavailable.
Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:52 AM
""""Due to an unidentified problem. Windows cannot display Windows Firewall Settings"'''.
When I go to the bottom right of the desktop and click on "Windows Security Settings”, it shows Firewall as on.
I do have Sygate Free version on their personal firewall installed.But it is off right now.
But even if it’s on or off I can’t view my XP firewall and the settings.
I used to be able to do that.
I want to run the Windows Firewall exclusively.
Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:11 AM
I know that,it is just a problem that I want to solve.
I just want to understand why all of a sudden I cant work with the XP Firewall.
I kind of though that the Sygate was better and you confirmed it.
Just one of those little problems I want to solve is all.
Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:26 PM
The "Windows Firewall/ICS" doesnt exist in the list.
The "Application Layer Gateway Service " was in manual and when I "Started" it to and rebooted it went back to manual.
So,I am going to try to download the XP Firewall again and re-install.
I know its an educational excersise but I do want to learn about this failure.
Thanks,I'll let you know how it goes.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:59 AM
Posted 19 July 2006 - 05:54 PM
Sorry about sounding uneducated.
I'm not sure what Active Directory is,I have my account that's administrator enabled and one other account that my daughter has and she cannot do anything as an administrator.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:59 PM
I use XP Home and have SP2 with all the updates.
I dont know if Ive said this,but when I enable the Security Center icon on the bottom right it says "a" firewall is "ON".
It wont turn on of off,and I have my Sygate Firewall off I believe.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 03:21 PM
Windows Firewall is on
Unfortunately I don't have access to a XP Home workstation, but my guess is there's something wrong if you don't have the Windows Firewall/ICS service, unless Sygate removes it with its installation.
From your control panel, do you have a Windows Firewall icon? Does it do anything when you try to open in?
Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:38 PM
Well,lets see,there is a Windows Firewall Icon in the Control panel.
When I click on it I get the original error message,that Windows cannot show information about the firewall,Im on another computer now and not home,but it was in my original post.
And as per exactly what it says in the Secuirty Center it says,Firewall then "ON"nothing about Windows.
Can you direct me to the link where I could download the firewall again,I cant seem to find it?
Posted 24 July 2006 - 02:28 PM
You could try downloading and re-installing SP2 and see how far that gets you.
it is quite possible that sygate somehow disabled the firewall... so you might want to uninstall it, reboot your PC, and see if it comes back. If not, you could try installing SP2 again, though I wouldn't recommend it.
This post has been edited by rendrag: 24 July 2006 - 02:31 PM
Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:39 PM
I believe I need to reinstall the whole SP2 patch to get the new Windows Firewall.
I was also wondering if I should run my Windows CD .
I forgot the command in "Run" to check for corrupted files.
Can you tell me the command?
Sorry about getting off the subject a bit.
Do you think reinstalling SP2 would make me lose some files?
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:49 AM
Can you tell me the command?
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:50 PM
I have loaded so many freeware and shareware program and unloaded so many that I think I need to do the scan.
It might help.
Sorry about this thread getting so long over such a minimal problem.
I hope maintenance will solve it and a reintall of SP2.
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