I installed SP2 on my XP m/c. I found that the firewall was disabled. I had few viruses but used latest avg to clean the system. I also ran "netsh winsock reset" as suggested in microsoft support site. Still firewall is disabled. Any idea why and how to fix this?
Go into control panel select Windows Firewall and turn it on !
It is DISABLED, not turned off. I cannot turn it on. All the controls (on/off radio buttons, etc) are disabled in firewall settings.
try to do some registry modification. logon as local administrator, and fix the problems.