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Firewall and command prompt errors

By ahmadgt
Dec 14, 2006
  1. i cant open my firewall through control panel > secuirty center it says "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associate service is not running. Do you want to start the windows Firewall/Internet connection sharing (ICS) service?" when i click yes it says cannot start it and when i open my command prompt it says "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.com The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction CS:0e12 IP:0038 OP:ff ff ff ff 00 Choose 'close' to terminate the application."
    Please help and formatting is the last thing i would do me and my brothers share this computer.

    please help!!! can anyone help me please?
     
  2. ahmadgt

    ahmadgt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    10 views and nobody can help me? please i need to get these programs up a running.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Try starting the service from the services screen in Computer Management?

    And you shouldn't be using the primitive Windows firewall. Try the free Sunbelt Kerio for example.
     
  4. ahmadgt

    ahmadgt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i get to computer management? the firewall i mostly use is from my router but the windows firewall is still my problem.
     
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    to get to computer management

    Start button / settings / control panel. Click administrative tools. Click services. Then all the available services show. Windows firewall is towards the bottom, and would normally be automatic start.

    As nodsu says, it is not much use and better replaced with a freeware item.

    The fact that this service is apparently not running is suspicious. If this problem is recent, I would tend to either use system restore to before you added your router, and install it properly this time, from the CD that came with the router....
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Actually, it's much easier to just right-click My Computer and select "Manage", but I suppose we all have our habits :)
     
  7. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    quite right

    there's a good illustration of how much rubbish is in Windows, when there are several ways of doing anything - is that good or bad?

    To my mind it simply says Windows was invented by a committee, designed by a township, programmed by a city-full, and tested by the whole world.
     
  8. ahmadgt

    ahmadgt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    should i disable it to start up? thats what i jsut did and so does it use that firewall anymore or is it now only using my router's firewall?
     
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you disable the firewall service, then that's it - the firewall is completely disabled.
     
  10. ahmadgt

    ahmadgt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok guys thanks for your help i appreciate it.
     
  11. ahmadgt

    ahmadgt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    now im trying to be able to host a game in warcraft 3, i forwarded the ports 6112-6119 and i am still not able to host. cna anyone help me with this?
     
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