> I'm running Vista Ultimate on a homebuilt PC. I've been having trouble with
> it locking up. When I check the event log, there is an error at the time of
> the lock-up: "Windows Firewall was unable to notify the user that it blocked
> an application from accepting incoming connections on the network." Event ID:
> In the firewall settings, "Notify me when WF blocks a new program" is
> selected. It appeared to happen with Outlook, so I added it to the exceptions
> list. Another time was with a customer service chat session at a site.
> The issue appears to be that the WF is blocking traffic, but the
> notification window is not working properly--it's waiting for a response that
> I can't give because the window isn't there--so I end up restarting. Any
Have you unticked the box next to "block all incoming connections"? If
yes, and all your other firewall settings are correct your memory resources
may be too low, in which case Windows cannot notify you.
Have a nice day.