Firewall will not start. Windows 7 64bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I haven't been able to restart up my firewall.
    Error code is 1068. I tried troubleshooting but here I am.
    In system services it shows the setting is on automatic & services stopped.
    I have also read in windows help that in the properties , I have local service selected with a hidden password,
    then said I can just delete the password & that may help. But I'm not sure that's the best solution.
    I also saw other system service settings turned off, like sending error reports of my logs to Microsoft for solutions.

    Seems I had a virus that left a trail @ some point.

    Also, when I Rt. click the task bar to select Task Manager,
    just a window pops up with running processes that I am unable to
    delete, zero control over the programs sucking up memory.
    I resort to manually closing it or restarting computer.
    On the bottom right corner there is a link that says services
    which doesn't help me either. My antivirus is Avast & SuperAntiSpyware.

    Please help! Thank You!

    Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:14 AM


  • Sir, follow these steps:
    • Click Start, Run and type Services.msc
    • Double-click the Network Connections entry
    • Set its Startup type to Manual
    • Click Start to start the service
    • Double-click Windows Management Instrumentation
    • Set its Startup type to Automatic
    • Click Start to start the service.

    After starting the two dependant services, try to start the Windows Firewall service.





    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Friday, November 4, 2011 2:57 AM
    Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:46 AM