Reasons for Windows® Firewall not starting and ways to solve this problem
What prevents Windows Firewall from starting? What are the ways to resolve this problem?
Windows Firewall is a default setting in Windows Operating Systems that provides users with the option for protecting computers over network. Windows Firewall gives protection to the system by allowing and blocking of various content in and out of the system. A user can enable and disable Windows Firewall according to the need. While using any of the other software for firewall protection, a user is recommended to turn off Windows Firewall. Users can sometimes experience some issues with Windows Firewall. Windows Firewall not coming on is one of them. The reasons that prevent Windows Firewall from starting can vary.
Below are some points related with Windows Firewall not starting:
- Ways to fix the issue of Windows Firewall not starting
The indications of Windows Firewall not starting are error messages, not responding turn on option etc. While turning on Windows Firewall in Windows, a user will receive error messages like ‘Not Responding’, ‘Cannot turn on Windows Firewall’, ‘Cannot access Windows Firewall settings’, ‘Windows Firewall cannot turn on due to a program in the system’ etc. Sometimes issues occur while the user tries to turn on the system after installing new software.
Incompatibility with newly installed software or even a new version of Windows causes issues with Windows Firewall. Another situation is the installation of a new service pack. Corrupt registry entries also cause an issue with Windows Firewall. A user also experiences problems in Windows Firewall menu if the option is removed from System Files list. Harmful virus infections on the Operating System also prevents Windows Firewall from starting.
Perform registry cleaning and system cleaning. Then open the start menu and navigate to Control Panel. Then select the 'Administrative Tools' option in the window and choose the 'Services' option. Now double-click 'Windows Firewall and Internet Connection Sharing' option. Then a new window opens, and the user can check whether the service has started. If not, start the program and click on 'Restart Service' option in 'Recovery' tab. Restart the computer to allow the changes to take effect.
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