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(Solved) - My Windows 7 Firewall is turned off and can't turn it back on

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  • Started 2 years ago by Elf
  • Latest reply from Kelen
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Elf
Posts: 33

I was using Auslogics bootspeed v.5 to "optimize the services" on my computer. I chose to optimize as a "Computer Without Networking" and when I hit ENTER, the notification flag from the taskbar tray came up. It said that my Windows FW needed to be turned on. I tried to do it but got this error.

I tried to revert this action by choosing Home Computer with Networking but Auslogics did not give me that option. Please help!!

Posted 2 years ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Elf, try doing a restore to a time before you used Auslogics.

Posted 2 years ago
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Elf
Posts: 33

I am not a fan of system restore because it hardly EVER works plus, I'm looking for not just the solution to this issue but also the source of the problem. I want to be able to fix it myself if it happens again :)

Posted 2 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Remove Auslogics and start again.

Posted 2 years ago
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Elf
Posts: 33

Auslogics is not even running and it's not set to autorun anyways. How would removing the software help???

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warlock
Posts: 4100

It might find out if the installed software is keeping your firewall from not being able to turn on.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Auslogics is really naff software. Do not touch any of those sort of programs.

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

I thought that too but. reviews were okay.

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Elf
Posts: 33

I saw the reviews on Auslogics and looked solid to me. I never thought that it would give me problems... I will uninstall and will let you know in a bit. Bye for right now!

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Unfortunately, the problems it has caused, will not be resolved by uninstalling it.
So get back to us.

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

I think ronniesonora had the right answer for you.

Posted 2 years ago
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Elf
Posts: 33

I believe you're right warlock and, thank you, Ronnie! It's just that I've tried System Restore and I have only been successful once or twice out of countless attempts in the past. I just want to do what I'm doing wrong with that method then... Can someone tell me how to properly use it???

Posted 2 years ago
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Kelen
Posts: 283

Startup tapping F8 and choose Repair, Let it go through its attempt to fix boot then choose the links toward the bottom for advanced repair. Choose System Restore. Try the one prior to the incident, if that fails try one further back.

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

And in the future make images before you muck around with stuff like Auslogics. Programs like that should be banned from the web.

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Elf
Posts: 33

Hi Whs, that's excellent advice! @ Kelen I did a system restore before viewing your answer. I performed the restoration in safe mode but now, I get these 2 errors.
They show up separately and I don't know how to fix them. What do you guys think?

Posted 2 years ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Elf, click on Accessories-System tools-then System restore-when system restore opens click next-when that opens click on the box in the bottom left side that said (show more restore points) then chose a restore point before you used Auslogics and click on it--then click on next.

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Elf
Posts: 33

Ok.. I will try that right now...

Posted 2 years ago
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Kelen
Posts: 283

Eww, hate ordinal errors... Hope restoring to older point helps. Otherwise You will need to Run sfc and see if that file is indeed missing/corrupt. After you run sfc, run this in the cmd.
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
That should make a nice log for you to check.
You may also try reinstalling the amd catalyst center/driver completely since that is the affected programs in the screenshot. (uninstall then reinstall)

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victimperson
Posts: 9

Windows firewall isn't that good anyways, I use ZoneAlarm firewall and Avast antivirus with superantispyware

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Windows Firewall (after XP) is excellent for the job it needs to do.

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