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XP Firewall/ICS service will not start

By tgurr ·
I have noticed that the Windows firewall is no loger active due to the following service not running.How do i fix this?
MESSAGE:
1.Windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running.

2. When I try to restart the Windows firewall/Internet connection sharing (ICS) service, I get the following msg:
Windows firewall/Internet connection sharing (ICS) service cannot start. The service terminated with the following error:
An address incompatible with the requested protocol was used.

HELP!

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to XP Firewall/ICS service w ...

Type IPCONFIG /ALL and see what your TCP/IP settings are set to.

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by dmiles In reply to XP Firewall/ICS service w ...

Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To restore the default SD for the SharedAccess services, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, in the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Security
3. Delete the Security registry subkey, if it exists.
4. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
Note It is important to delete the Security registry subkey if this subkey exists. This guarantees that the default security descriptor is used for starting Windows Firewall when the computer is restarted.

If you run Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), DCOM, or Microsoft COM+ applications to control the Windows Firewall service, you must also perform the following steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, in the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050e8f180}
3. On the File menu, click Export.
4. In the File name box, type C:\reg_AppID_CLSID.reg, and then click Save to save the registry file.
5. Delete the {ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050e8f180} registry subkey.
6. On the File menu, click Import.
7. In the File name box, type C:\reg_AppID_CLSID.reg, and then click Open.
8. Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
9. Start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service. To do this, type NET START SharedAccess at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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by willcomp In reply to XP Firewall/ICS service w ...

For a discussion of the problem and methods to manually fix (the hard way), see link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350

To repair easily, download and run winsockfix.exe available at:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=257

Dalton

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by willcomp In reply to XP Firewall/ICS service w ...

This will probably appear twice. Responded previously and that response has mysteriously disappeared.

Download and run winsockfix.exe available at link below. That should fix problem in most cases since it is usually related to Windows socket layers.

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=257

Dalton

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