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    Exclamation Error Windows Firewall / Internet Connection Sharing

    I've searched the forums and google like crazy, I tried basically everything and nothing has worked, hopefully someone can help me out. I'm using my brothers computer because I can't go onto the internet on mine. My Windows firewall was down but I was able to download ZoneAlarm which someone suggested for the time being.

    Windows XP V 5.1 SP3

    I removed Antimalware Doctor virus and afterward my firewall and internet was disabled.

    Scans used: Malwarebytes,AVG, but it was SUPERAntiSpyware that finally removed it. After it was removed I ran Malwarebytes again.

    Processes already tried:
    -netsh winsock reset
    -http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm

    Errors:
    -Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
    -Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running.
    -Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service.

    *Note: I do not have the windows cd.

    Please help.

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    Re: Error Windows Firewall / Internet Connection Sharing

    Follow the below suggestions:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
    2. At the command prompt, type the following command line, and then press ENTER:
      Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf
    3. Restart Windows,
    4. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
    5. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
      Netsh firewall reset
    6. Click Start, click Run, type firewall.cpl, and then press ENTER. In the Windows Firewall dialog box, click On (recommended), and then click OK.


    More information here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920074

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    Re: Error Windows Firewall / Internet Connection Sharing

    Thanks for your reply.

    I typed in the rundll and it didn't prompt me to restart..the C:\ popped up again but there was a quick flash on my screen so I restarted. I proceeded to follow directions and typed in the netsh in the cmd.exe and got this..

    WARNING: Could not obtain host information from the machine: [My name]. Some commands may not be available. Server execution failed. Ok.

    The second suggestion used for sharedreg.. The filed was added to the registry so that worked but after I restarted and typed in Netsh firewall reset, I got this..

    The following helper DLL cannot be loaded. IFMON.DLL.
    WARNING: Could not obtain host information from machine: [My Name]. Some commands may not be available.
    A dynamic link library <DLL> initialization routine failed. Ok.


    Any ideas?
    Last edited by exbooks; 23-10-2010 at 05:48 PM.

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