cant turn off windows firewall i have windows xp pro. i have the sp2 version. my problem is i cannot get into windows firewall so that i can turn off. i go control panel-->security centre-->windows firewall. i click on windows firewall and get a message 'windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not runnning. do you want to start the windows firewall/ internet connection sharing (ICS) service' i then click yes. i then get this error message 'windows cannot start the windows firewall/internet connection sharing service' i press ok and it takes me back to security centre. i know that it is switched on because since i installed sp2 i have not been able to have voice conversations in MSN messenger and noone has been able to connect to a teamspeak server i have running on my pc. i also get the pop up blocker, and the warnings about downloading files. does anyone know what my problem could be or how could i turn the firewall off?