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Old 13-06-2008
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Windows Firewall won't turn on

I've just had this problem recently. When I start up my computer, there is a
pop up that says that Windows Firewall is turned off. I click the button to
turn it on and then a screen pops up that says "Security Center cannot turn
on Windows Firewall." I then click on "Turn on Windows Firewall manually." It
then says that it isn't using the recommended settings to protect my
computer. I click "update settings now" but then it says that it was unable
to make the requested updates.

I use Windows Vista and I've had my computer for a year now. This only
happened the other day and I have Symantec installed as my anti-virus

How can I turn Windows Firewall on again?

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Old 13-06-2008
Mick Murphy
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If you have norton internet security; it has taken over from Windows firewall!

I've been using Symantec for a year now and Windows Firewall has been working
with it just fine until recently... I don't believe Symantec has a firewall.

So basically, as of now, I have no firewall. How can I turn Windows Firewall
back on?

I tried it and it said that the WMI repository is consistent. Is there
something else that I'm supposed to do? I am still unable to turn my firewall
on or update the settings.

Nothing that I've tried so far has helped.

How do I make sure that it wasn't stopped or disabled by something?
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Old 13-06-2008
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RE: Windows Firewall won't turn on

You could try this:

Right-click Command Prompt (in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories) and choose
Run as Administrator. Type (or Copy and Paste) the following command:

winmgmt /verifyrepository

If the system returns "WMI repository is not consistent", type this command:

winmgmt /salvagerepository

The first time you run this it will fail. (It will issue stop commands to
the services causing it to fail, saying, "A stop control has been sent to a
service that other running services are dependent on"). It might take a
couple minutes for the services to shut down. Run the last command again.
You actually may have to run it 3 times before it finally runs and completes
on its own.
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Old 14-06-2008
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RE: Windows Firewall won't turn on

Hi nsmartinez,

What changed in your system shortly before the problem occurred? Knowing
about a setting change or added software or hardware may be helpful in
solving the problem.

Download and Install SuperAntiSpyware (Free)

Have you scanned your system in Safe Mode (F8) for malware (spyware, adware,
trojans, and other pests) using other tools, like

Spybot S&D Free

a-Squared Free (formerly aČ free) (online)

ewido (online)

Pest Patrol (online)

Scan Your Computer With the F-Secure Online Virus Scanner
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Old 14-06-2008
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If you are using a Norton product such as Internet Security,
Systemworks or maybe 360, it has a firewall. I tried the cures for
rebuilding the repository and they did not work. Out of desperation I
uninstalled and reinstalled and updated everything via LiveUpdate and
it was fixed.

I would also have suggested that you make sure the Win Firewall service was
running and not Stopped or Disabled by something, or accidentally by yourself.
It sure sounded as if the Firewall service was not running at all with what
you posted originally but I'm glad you got it fixed...albeit, the HARD

Yes you can turn on windows firewall again just do what i say.

1. login windows vista

2. press start type secpol.msc under search.

3. a window will open now goto>the tabs at lest hand side named windows
with advanced security open the tree.

4. Now you will see profile state is not configured here , click on windows
firewall properties and set default and recommended settings to all the
profile click apply and ok.
5. now logoff windows and then login. Voila! firewall is on again.

6. incase it does not work please repeat all the steps again because it take
proper settings to save in order.
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Old 16-05-2009
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RE: Windows Firewall won't turn on

When I tried doing this to turn on my Windows Firewall, I received
WinMgmt.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point
could not be located in the dynamic link library wbemcomn.dll

Can you suggest something for me, please?
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