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  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi again...

    "I also found these registry entries when enabling the firewall with Process Monitor running. You might check to see if you show them and what values they have.

    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MpsSvc\Star tOverride

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Rpc\SecurityService\Defaul tAuthLevel"




    I didn't find either of the locations shown in the lines above...

    HKLM 01.JPG

    HKLM 02.JPG


    These show the open location and the indicated folders aren't present if I'm in the right place, I couldn't find any other HKLM location but these.

    Mike
     
  2. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Here's another post addressing this problem.

    The only problem is that the things I'm finding are for Vista and Windows 7 and I'm not sure that it's safe to use them with 8.

    I can't tell you how many time I've wished I left well enough alone. LOL

    I down loaded the registry files but haven't done anything with them.

    Mike

    Manual Fix
    Download both the registry files
    Windows firewall - Firewall
    Base filtering engine - BFE

    Launch them,You should get a UAC prompt now
    Click YES & Restart your PC

    Now,Press Windows+ R key and type

    regedit and click ok

    go to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

    Right click on it-permissions

    Click on ADD and type

    Everyone and click ok

    Now Click on Everyone

    Below you have permission for users

    Select full control and click ok

    Now,open RUN and type

    services.msc and click ok

    start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service
    If you still have this error Windows could not start Windows Firewall on local Computer. See event log, if non-windows services contact vendor. Error code 5.

    Download and launch this key,click YES
    Shared access
    give full control permission to this key similar to previous one HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess
    Right click on it -permissions

    Click on Add and type...

    Everyone and select Full control
    You should able to start firewall now

    You may also be missing security center windows defender ,BITS and windows update services

    Download
    Security center -wscsvc
    Windows defender - windefend
    BITS - BITS
    Windows update - wuauserv

    Launch them and click YES when you get a UAC prompt
    Good luck
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Hey Mike,

    If the BFE service was not running, you should be getting a dependency error along with the access denied.

    A good test would be to stop the BFE service then try to start the Firewall and see if you do. Then restart the BFE service. This would do two things. First make sure BFE is running and also test your permissions for that registry key.

    Since the permissions for MspSvc.dll, MspSvc.drv and BFE are inherited from the CurrentControlSet key, you might compare its permissions with the ControlSet001 to see if they are the same. The test above may have already confirmed, but probably still good to check.
     
  4. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    I'll check it out.

    Mike
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    Since I got one of those annoying Link Back Posts on this for some reason I'll just update and say that after months of trying I have never succeeded in getting the firewall to start.

    The COMODO firewall is working fine and I'm not going to mess with it anymore.

    If the time comes when I have to reinstall I'll try again.

    Mike
     

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