Re: Sharing and Discovery services lost
Frederick Pouy \(Fred\);225529 Wrote:
> I have this odd situation in Network and Sharing ... and am completely
> stumped at this point.
> The 'Sharing and Discovery' section listings in 'Network and Sharing
> are now all selected Off (not by me) and any attempt to turn on any of
> (e.go. 'Network Discovery') gives me a message stating "The specified
> service does not exist as an installed service". Moreover, Windows
> is now also unavailable and gives me a message stating "Due to an
> unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
> I'm running 2 desktops (one XP & one Vista Ultimate) both wired
> directly to
> the D-Link DIR-625 router, two XP wireless XP laptops and one wireless
> Macintosh laptop. I'm now running Network Magic and all computers
> flawlessly to the internet and see each other through the software ..
> also using it to share my HP Office Jet printer on the network w/no
> I thought it might be the Network Magic that was causing the situation,
> I have a clean copy of Vista that had no Sharing & Discovery problem,
> so I
> installed Network Magic on it and Sharing and Discovery work fine.
> I suspect the solution is a simple one and the problem probably User
> inflicted, but any suggestions gratefully accepted as I've spent way
> much time on this.
> TIA, Fred
This is due to the Windows Firewall service being removed, usually
user-inflicted, but viruses, i suspect, can do the same.
I, of all should know this, considering that I deleted it too and got
the same problem here.
Here is how i deleted it:
-type "sc delete <the windows firewall service name as it appeared in
the Task Manger> (which i no longer remember and no longer exists in any
CAN SOMEONE HELP ME, please. Thanks in advance.