Windows 7 firewall service won’t start
January 15, 2012 Featured, Fixes 89 Comments
When you attempt to start the Windows 7 firewall service you receive the following error
Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the system event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.
If you look in the System Event Log, you will see event 7024 from the Service Control Manager
The Windows Firewall service terminated with service-specific error Access is denied..
This may be caused because the “NT Service\MpsSvc” account does not have adequate permissions on the following registry key
- In Registry Editor, browse to the key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess
- Right click SharedAccess, and click Permissions.
- Click Add.
- In the “Enter the object names to select” field, type “NT SERVICE\mpssvc”. Then click Check Names. The name should change to MpsSvc
- Click OK.
- Select Full Control in the Allow column.
- Click OK.
Windows 7 (all versions) / Windows Vista (all versions)
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yes.work it for win 7 64 bit .
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your solutions rock!! I spent days on microsoft site (communinities, forums, etc) to get my firewall fixed.. had multiple problems and you got answers for all of them. thank you so much.
Microsoft should learn from you!!!
thank you again.
Wow I had tried a million different things including hot fixes, reg changes, checking services permissions, etc…this was the trick thanks a million 😆
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i had try the way u post, it still can not b work. still got any other sulotion?
Tried a dozen other fixes. None worked.
This one DID work.
Wow i had try now its working fine.
Thank a lot 😆
OMG, I looked through so many threads and so many other sites to try to fix this bitch. Thank you so much bro. It was so much easier than all the other people made it out to be.
Just had to leave a comment to say that this worked!
it didnt work on windows 8 32bit
Worked for me, too. Trouble arose after removal of Internet Security 2013 virus. Firewall service initially did not even appear in Services. Got them back but firewall service would not start. This fixed after a few hours of searching for the cure.
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Thank you, it was really helpful. It fixed the issue for me
After everything I had tried this was the ONLY solution that worked and it also fixed the, Function Discovery Resource Publication service – Access Denied error, I was getting aswell. Thankyou!
Worked for me….Thank you
Perfect! Spent hours trying other solutions, yours is the only one that worked – the first time. I’ve saved this for future reference. Thank you.
After doing this i got service code error-13
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WONDERFUL, thank you, you described my EXACT problem and it worked!!!
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Thank you, it’s works for me.
Thank a lot Mr Kent Oyer.
and all of the microsoft support was bullshit!
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I can’t figure for the life of me how my service got turned off, but your solution had it fixed in less than 1 minute..YOU DA’ MAN..:)
Oh my goodness! Thank you SO MUCH KEN. I just spent most of my extra day off searching and trying dozens of different fixes to this firewall error in Vista. !!@#$%
And somehow, thankfully, I came across your site! I wish I had found this sooner, because it fixed it right away, and with nicely done instructions! Thanks again!
Thank you thank you thank you… looked all over the web for a solution that wasn’t convoluted and over complicated – instinct told me it should be something simple – full credit to you!
Thank you So Much…. (y)
Thank you!!! I tried Microsoft’s automated tool for this, no luck, followed their manual steps, no luck, and your solutions worked instantly!
Perfect! Having you we do not need tech support in India any longer – no use of them anyway.
why can not,,,, and this warning appears …..
An object named “MpSsvc” cannot be found. Check the selected object types and location for accuracy and ensure that you typed the object name correctly, or remove this object from the selection.