ICS/Firewall Won't Operate

By navieko
Mar 13, 2008
  1. Hi

    "Windows cannot start the firewall/internet connection sharing (ics) service"

    I've read an older thread in which another member had the same problem. I've already tried all the first solutions proposed to him and none work (enabling various services then restarting etc) and I have no other firewall or spyware that runs continuously in the background. I've also tried resetting the winsock using the "Netsh winsock reset" command (which apperently fixed the problem for some others) -- Unfortunately no luck...

    It was working just a few weeks ago, but I rarely ever use it -- so can't say when it started or what may have caused it.

    I've ran out of ideas... any help is much appretiated.
    I have windows xp SP2


  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    enter services.msc

    the following services MUST be running for ICS to be able to run:
    1. Network Connections
    2. Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    3. Windows Management Instrumentation

    set each of these to Autostart and then manually Start each (if not running)

    then move down to the Firewall/ICS and start it
  3. navieko

    navieko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Done... still no go. :confused:
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    hum; get a command prompt and enter SFC /SCANNOW
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