Posted on 2007-04-04
I have installed SP2 on a Windows XP Pro machine, but am unable to
turn the firewall on. When I try to run it from the security window,
it says it cannot turn on Internet Connection Sharing. When I run
SERVICES.MSC, and try to turn the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection
Sharing on, I get the following error message:
Error 123: The file name, directory name or volume label syntax is
In looking at the "Path to executable:" window, sure enough, it says:
\SystemRoot\C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
which is exactly what it should say, except for the \SystemRoot\
entry, which I assume is what is causing the firewall not to start.
Unfortunately, I can find no way to edit that window to take out the
offending entry. Anyone know how to correct this problem? Thanks.