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    Windows Vista displays error code 0x6D9 while turning on Firewall

    After removing webroot from my PC running on Windows Vista, I keep getting the message “Firewall is turned off”. When I try to turn on the Firewall service, my PC start giving me the error code 0x6D9 along with message saying “unable to open the security center”. What else should I do to enable the Firewall service again?



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    Re: Windows Vista displays error code 0x6D9 while turning on Firewall

    First of all, make certain the Firewall service has already started and its startup type is shown as ‘Automatic’. Open the start menu for that by clicking the ‘Start’ button and type services into start search box before clicking the ‘OK’ button. Select ‘Run as Administrator’ option after right clicking on ‘Services’ item and then provide password or press ‘Continue’. Double click on ‘Windows Firewall’ from the list of services and set the ‘startup type’ to ‘Automatic’. Click on ‘Start’ option afterwards and press the ‘OK’ button. Then, click the ‘Control Panel’ on the start menu and hit the ‘Security Center’ option. After that, check whether the ‘Firewall status’ is ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’. In case it is ‘OFF’, then click on the ‘Windows Firewall’ option in the left pane and adjust the settings accordingly.

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    Re: Windows Vista displays error code 0x6D9 while turning on Firewall

    First I would recommend you to check if the Windows Firewall service is started and its startup type is set to Automatic. To do this, follow these steps.
    1. Click Start, type services, right click on Services item from the list, click “Run as administrator”.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    2. From the list of services, double click on Windows Firewall, change the startup type to Automatic, click Start and then click ok.

    Once the above steps are executed, check for the Firewall settings.
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel.
    2. Click Security Center, check if the Firewall status is ON.
    3. If Firewall status is OFF, then click Windows Firewall in the left pane of the window and adjust the settings.

    I would also recommend you to run “Full Service Scan” by visiting the following link.
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

    For your reference, I’m adding some links those talk about.
    1. Understanding Windows Firewall settings.
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...7dbee1033.mspx
    2. Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...fa1c01033.mspx

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    Re: Windows Vista displays error code 0x6D9 while turning on Firewall

    First I would recommend you to check if the Windows Firewall service is started and its startup type is set to Automatic. To do this, follow these steps.
    1. Click Start, type services, right click on Services item from the list, click “Run as administrator”.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    2. From the list of services, double click on Windows Firewall, change the startup type to Automatic, click Start and then click ok.

    Once the above steps are executed, check for the Firewall settings.
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel.
    2. Click Security Center, check if the Firewall status is ON.
    3. If Firewall status is OFF, then click Windows Firewall in the left pane of the window and adjust the settings.

    I would also recommend you to run “Full Service Scan” by visiting the following link.
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

    For your reference, I’m adding some links those talk about.
    1. Understanding Windows Firewall settings.
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...7dbee1033.mspx
    2. Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...fa1c01033.mspx

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