pls help cant get windows firewall to start

  1.    29 May 2011 #1
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    pls help cant get windows firewall to start

    someone help me my computers firewall does not come on its a windows firewall have tryed everything found that one of the dependences dont start its windows firewall authrization driver also called mpsdrv its a non plug & play i have tryed eveything i can think of to get it to start have done sfc/scannow & it found the problem but was unable to repair it is there any way to get this driver to start also in device manager/win firewall authorization driver and then in the driver tab every time i press start i get this message (the system encountered the following error while attempting to start the service cannot create file when the file already exists.) pls pls pls help me i feel exposed & naked without the firewall ..........
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  2.    29 May 2011 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2008
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    Re: pls help cant get windows firewall to start

    You are so correct a firewall is a must. Disable the windows firewall.
    How to Uninstall Windows Firewall in Vista |
    There are many free firewalls that can be used in lieu of windows.

    Example, this is considred one of the best

    Possibly if you disable the windows fire wall then just enable again it may work. If it does or does not Comondo is excellent.

    If you insist on Windows firewall try this

    Click on start button then run> type netsh winsock reset, then hit OK. Boot computer and tick windows firewall.
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  3.    30 May 2011 #3
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    Re: pls help cant get windows firewall to start

    Hello bally303 and welcome to the forums

    As well as following Rich's excellent advice can you do the following for me please


    Download OTL to your desktop.
    Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed to let it run uninterrupted.
    When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
    Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
    Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
    Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

    Once OTL has completed its first scan it will save notepad copies of the scans in the folder that OTL was started from. Unless set to produce an Extras log it will only produce OTL.txt in subsequent scans.

    A copy of an OTL fix log is saved in a text file at

    in most cases this will be C:\_OTL\MovedFiles

    Please attach both OTL.txt and Extras.txt with your next post for me to analyse

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Download and install MBAM from here
    Run a full scan and attach the log with your next post for me to analyse

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  4.    30 May 2011 #4
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    Re: pls help cant get windows firewall to start

    That is very good Advice, Tom. Always better to be ready in case of malware.
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  5.    31 May 2011 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2011
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    Re: pls help cant get windows firewall to start

    bally303 Welcome to the forum, I hope I can help.

    1) you can try this fix: Diagnose and fix Windows Firewall service problems automatically
    2) Do you have any security software installed on your computer?

    Method 1: Check to see if this is what you have already tried.

    a. Click Start, type "services.msc" (without quotes) and press Enter.
    b. Double-click “Windows Firewall “in the Services list.
    c. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.
    d. I f the service is not already running, under Service status, click Start, and then click OK.

    Method 2: Temporarily disable the computer`s anti-virus program and check if the issue persists. If no issue occurs, then you might need to firewall settings within the security software.

    Note: Ensure to enable your anti-virus back on the computer after you finish these steps. It is not recommended to disable these settings on the computer. This is just to troubleshoot the issue.
    Disable antivirus software

    Method 3: If this does not help, then go ahead with the following steps and check for the issue.

    a. Click Start and type “cmd” (without quotes) in the start search box.
    b. From the programs list right click on cmd and select “Run as Administrator.”
    c. In the command shell type the following command and press Enter after each command.

    netsh advfirewall reset
    net start mpsdrv
    net start bfe
    net start mpssvc
    regsvr32 firewallapi.dll

    d. Confirm any box that comes up by clicking OK. The result on the last entry should say that it succeeded.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by sixwheeler2011; 31 May 2011 at 02:21. Reason: update,& welcome text
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pls help cant get windows firewall to start

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