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Due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display the windows firewall settings

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

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

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

If you need to enable or disable firewall from command prompt, here are the commands –
  To turn it off type: netsh firewall opmode disable

  To turn it on type: netsh firewall opmode enable



October 16, 2008 - Posted by | General | ,


  1. Yes, finally someone who knows how to fix my firewall issue.


    Comment by GWO | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. I tried the “netsh firewall opmode disable” to disable my firewall but all I got message wise was “the following command was not found: firewall opmode disable”

    Comment by Chris | August 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. Thanks for this post, i will try that.

    Comment by joseph | December 10, 2012 | Reply

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