When you try to start a Windows Service such as the Windows Firewall, DHCP client, or Diagnostic Policy Service, you may get the following error:
Windows could not start the Windows Firewall, DHCP client, or Diagnostic Policy 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.
To resolve this issue, click the Fix it button below to automatically diagnose and fix common Windows Firewall problems, such as the following:
Windows Firewall is not the default firewall
Windows Firewall does not start
Windows could not start the Windows Firewall
Service-specific error 5 (0x5) Remote Assistance does not work
You cannot access shared files and printers
To download and run this automated troubleshooter, click the Fix this problem link:
If you would prefer to fix this problem yourself rather than using the above automated troubleshooter, add the permission for the account on these registry keys. For example, here are the steps for the Windows Firewall service:
Click the Start button, then type regedit in the Search box.
Right click regedit.exe, then click Run as administrator. If prompted, enter your user name and password and click OK.
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