1. #1
    Unregistered

    What should I do if I am unable to open the Windows Firewall settings due to an unidentified problem?

    I want to do some settings change in my Windows Firewall but when I try to open I am getting the error message as “Due to an undefined problem Windows cannot display firewall settings”. What does it mean? How to fix this issue?

  2. #2
    pankaj26 Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    36

    Re: What should I do if I am unable to open the Windows Firewall settings due to an unidentified problem?

    once goto safe mode and do what ever the settings you want change with FIREWALL ....
    the cause of editing the settings in safe mode is that the programs will not work mostly in the background......
    all the best...

  3. #3
    merupu Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    269

    Re: What should I do if I am unable to open the Windows Firewall settings due to an unidentified problem?

    To fix this problem, two dlls need to be re-registered:

    First: Click Start -> Run, Then type

    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\atl.dll
    and hit OK

    Second:
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\hnetcfg.dll
    and Hit OK

    This should allow for the viewing and configuration of the XP firewall settings.

    Windows XP without SP2 the Firewall is turned off by default.
    To enable or disable it:
    Click Start, Control Panel, double–click Network Connections, right-click the desired connection, Properties, Advanced tab, Under Internet Connection Firewall, uncheck or check the 'Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet' check box.

    In Windows XP with SP2 the Firewall is turned on by default.
    To turn off there is much simpler, just perform the following steps...

    1. Click Start
    2. Control Panel
    3. Windows Firewall
    4. Select "Off (not recommended)"

    Alternatively, from the command prompt,
    To turn it off type: netsh firewall opmode disable

    To turn it on type: netsh firewall opmode enable


  4. #4
    Libin Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    266

    Re: What should I do if I am unable to open the Windows Firewall settings due to an unidentified problem?

    HEY BUDDY...


    I think to sort out this,
    two dlls need to be re-registered:-

    First:
    Click Start -> Run, Then type

    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\atl.dll
    and hit OK

    Second:
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\hnetcfg.dll
    and Hit OK

    This should allow for the viewing and configuration of the XP firewall settings.

    Hope this works for you.
    Enjoy and Good Night.


  5. #5
    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    hyd
    Posts
    1,989

    Re: What should I do if I am unable to open the Windows Firewall settings due to an unidentified problem?

    hi dear friend .....when you logged in as standard user ....then this problem will arises



    to fix this problem .....just login as administrator


    and then go to controll panel

    select system security and choose windows fire wall settings

    then change your fire wall settings as you like

    THANK YOU

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-11-2012, 05:02 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-10-2012, 11:44 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-09-2012, 08:23 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-08-2012, 12:33 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31-07-2012, 09:05 PM