1. Joined : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Mar 2016 #1

    Can't Start Windows W10 Firewall


    Just spent a week trying to start the W10 firewall. Dozens of Google recommended solutions but none work. Yes, Services reports it's automatic but it isn't running. Simply get an error message when I try to start it. Anyone else have the problem or a solution? Already ran sfc /scannow, Malicious Software Removal Tool, registry hacks and other suggestions. Also tried a 'clean install' but that didn't fix it.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,440
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.693
       15 Mar 2016 #2

    capri3156 said: View Post
    Just spent a week trying to start the W10 firewall. Dozens of Google recommended solutions but none work. Yes, Services reports it's automatic but it isn't running. Simply get an error message when I try to start it. Anyone else have the problem or a solution? Already ran sfc /scannow, Malicious Software Removal Tool, registry hacks and other suggestions. Also tried a 'clean install' but that didn't fix it.
    Might be a stupid question but have you tried
    Start Right Click
    Control Panel
    Then Firewall and click to open
    Then go to turn Windows Firewall
    On or Off

    But don't forget if you have an antivirus on other than windows defender then that will if you have not disabled or uninstalled it allow Windows Firewall to come on.
    Sorry if you have already tried that
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
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       15 Mar 2016 #3

    capri3156 said: View Post
    Just spent a week trying to start the W10 firewall. Dozens of Google recommended solutions but none work. Yes, Services reports it's automatic but it isn't running. Simply get an error message when I try to start it. Anyone else have the problem or a solution? Already ran sfc /scannow, Malicious Software Removal Tool, registry hacks and other suggestions. Also tried a 'clean install' but that didn't fix it.
    In the Services window where your Windows Firewall is not "running", look to the left column.
    Do you see the Restart the service option ?
    If yes, click it.

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  4. Joined : Nov 2015
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       15 Mar 2016 #4

    If you don't have the Restart option on the left column, follow this.............
    In the same window, right click at Windows Firewall > click Properties > under Services status, click the Start button > OK when done.

    See if your firewall service is now running.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Mar 2016 #5

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Might be a stupid question but have you tried
    Start Right Click
    Control Panel
    Then Firewall and click to open
    Then go to turn Windows Firewall
    On or Off

    But don't forget if you have an antivirus on other than windows defender then that will if you have not disabled or uninstalled it allow Windows Firewall to come on.
    Sorry if you have already tried that
    Yes, that doesn't work. No anti-virus running.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Mar 2016 #6

    davidhk said: View Post
    If you don't have the Restart option on the left column, follow this.............
    In the same window, right click at Windows Firewall > click Properties > under Services status, click the Start button > OK when done.

    See if your firewall service is now running.
    I do have the "restart start" option on the left but that only brings up the usual error message.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2015
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       15 Mar 2016 #7

    capri3156 said: View Post
    I do have the "restart start" option on the left but that only brings up the usual error message.
    Did you try the next suggestion ?
    Right click at Windows Firewall > Properties .....................


    **** Adding : what is the "usual error message "? Verbatim please.****
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  8. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Mar 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    Did you try the next suggestion ?
    Right click at Windows Firewall > Properties .....................


    **** Adding : what is the "usual error message "? Verbatim please.****
    Finally gave it up. Used an image that still had most apps installed and firewall is running. Now I hope the MS updates don't turn it off .
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  9. Joined : Nov 2015
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       18 Mar 2016 #9

    capri3156 said: View Post
    Finally gave it up. Used an image that still had most apps installed and firewall is running. Now I hope the MS updates don't turn it off .
    Yes, system restore and system image restore are the 2 useful programs which have had saved my system many times.
    Good to know you have it sorted.
    Please mark your thread as Solved so that others with similar issue would have a look at your solution.
    Thank you.
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