firewall keps switching itself off!!!

Posted: 04-15-2007, 07:24 PM
I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off, usually
after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known about
this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
thanks

firewall keps switching itself off!!!


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Victek
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 01:09 AM


"BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off, usually
> after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known about
> this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
> thanks
Do you have another software firewall installed as well? I ask because many
software firewalls will turn off the OS firewall automatically so only one
FW is managing things.

Rock
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 02:26 AM
"BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off, usually
> after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known about
> this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
Are you using OneCare?

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BillDoor
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 06:44 AM
I did have norton, but got rid of it, I don' have anything else, I'm using
nod32 for virus checking.

I'm not using onecare

"Victek" wrote:
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> "BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1D7CA134-B39F-4F76-943A-890371C2D6EE@microsoft.com...
> > I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off, usually
> > after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known about
> > this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
> > thanks
>
> Do you have another software firewall installed as well? I ask because many
> software firewalls will turn off the OS firewall automatically so only one
> FW is managing things.
>
>
Victek
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 02:45 PM
>> "BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1D7CA134-B39F-4F76-943A-890371C2D6EE@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off,
>> > usually
>> > after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known
>> > about
>> > this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
>> > thanks
>>
>> Do you have another software firewall installed as well? I ask because
>> many
>> software firewalls will turn off the OS firewall automatically so only
>> one
>> FW is managing things.
>>
>I did have Norton, but got rid of it, I don' have anything else, I'm using
> nod32 for virus checking.
>
> I'm not using onecare
When you uninstalled Norton did that appear to complete without problems?
If you open the Security Center in the Control Panel and open the drop-down
Firewall menu does it make any mention of Norton? Sometimes if an uninstall
doesn't complete properly an entry can remain in the Security Center and it
still believes that more than one firewall is installed.

Kirk
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 03:41 PM
Get the Norton removal tool and run it. You might still have some Norton
junk left over.
http://service1.symantec.com/support...9?OpenDocument

"BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I did have norton, but got rid of it, I don' have anything else, I'm using
> nod32 for virus checking.
>
> I'm not using onecare
>
> "Victek" wrote:
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>>
>>
>> "BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1D7CA134-B39F-4F76-943A-890371C2D6EE@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off,
>> > usually
>> > after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known
>> > about
>> > this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
>> > thanks
>>
>> Do you have another software firewall installed as well? I ask because
>> many
>> software firewalls will turn off the OS firewall automatically so only
>> one
>> FW is managing things.
>>
>>
BillDoor
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 07:20 PM
tried this, still seems to be doing it, thanks anyway.

I only have one firewall listed, but it does say two can cause a conflict.

any other suggestions please...

"Kirk" wrote:
> Get the Norton removal tool and run it. You might still have some Norton
> junk left over.
> http://service1.symantec.com/support...9?OpenDocument
>
> "BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:621FD0E3-FA6A-4301-AE9A-6B15F61DADBD@microsoft.com...
> >I did have norton, but got rid of it, I don' have anything else, I'm using
> > nod32 for virus checking.
> >
> > I'm not using onecare
> >
> > "Victek" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> "BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:1D7CA134-B39F-4F76-943A-890371C2D6EE@microsoft.com...
> >> > I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off,
> >> > usually
> >> > after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known
> >> > about
> >> > this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
> >> > thanks
> >>
> >> Do you have another software firewall installed as well? I ask because
> >> many
> >> software firewalls will turn off the OS firewall automatically so only
> >> one
> >> FW is managing things.
> >>
> >>
>
Victek
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 07:55 PM

"BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> tried this, still seems to be doing it, thanks anyway.
>
> I only have one firewall listed, but it does say two can cause a conflict.
>
> any other suggestions please...

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BillDoor
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 09:24 PM
yes, I only have the one account set up

"Victek" wrote:
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> "BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:708690A3-3EBF-492F-9717-AF919ECE0A1C@microsoft.com...
> > tried this, still seems to be doing it, thanks anyway.
> >
> > I only have one firewall listed, but it does say two can cause a conflict.
> >
> > any other suggestions please...
>
>
> Are you logged in with an Administrator account?
>
>
>
Rock
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Re: firewall keps switching itself off!!!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 11:23 PM
"BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>I did have norton, but got rid of it, I don' have anything else, I'm using
> nod32 for virus checking.
>
> I'm not using onecare
>
> "Victek" wrote:
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>> "BillDoor" <BillDoor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> > I'm using Vista's own firewall, but it keeps switchin iself off,
>> > usually
>> > after I've rebooted or put it to sleep, are there any issues known
>> > about
>> > this? Is there anything I can do to stop it.
>> > thanks
>>
>> Do you have another software firewall installed as well? I ask because
>> many
>> software firewalls will turn off the OS firewall automatically so only
>> one
>> FW is managing things.
See the info posted by Malke. I believe several folks have used it in Vista
and found it resolved an issue where NIS was uninstalled but the windows
security center still thought it was. This could be the reason why the
windows firewall won't start.

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Open a command window (Start/Run --> cmd.exe) and run the following
commands:

net stop winmgmt
cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
ren repository repository.old
net start winmgmt

(or alternatively delete it using the command "rd /s repository" instead
of the ren command)

You probably need to run cmd elevated. If you want a graphical way
instead of the command line:

Start>Run>services.msc [enter]

Scroll down to Windows Management Instrumentation and double-click it.
Now click on the "Pause" button. Leave that window open and double-click
My Computer. Navigate to %systemroot%\Windows\System32\wbem (where
%systemroot% is the drive where XP is installed). Delete the Repository
folder and *only* the Repository folder. Now go back to the WMI service
window you left open and restart the service.

This will rebuild the Repository and hopefully straighten out the
incorrect entries for all your duplicates.

In order to see the Windows files, you may need to unhide them:

Make sure you are able to see all hidden files and extensions (View tab
in Folder Options from the Control Panel).

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