What is Error 0x8007042c?
0x8007042c is a Windows Firewall error code. This error hampers your ability to turn on Windows Firewall on your PC. Firewall is a network security system.
It establishes a barrier between a trusted, secure internal network and another network (the internet) that is assumed unsecure.
Error 0x8007042c is displayed in the following format:
“0x8007042c” error message when you try to start Windows Firewall
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Error 0x8007042c may pop up on your computer screen because of many reasons. These include:
- Firewall service is disabled
- Malware infection
- Registry corruption
Further Information and Manual Repair
The good news is that this error code is easy to resolve. To repair, you don’t to be technically sound or hire a professional for the job. Try our DIY methods illustrated below to fix the problem by yourself in a few minutes.
Method 1 – Start Firewall Manually
This method allows you to start Windows Firewall service manually and then make sure that it starts automatically in the future. This can be done by following these steps, first go to the start menu and then type services in the search box.
Right click services and then click RUN as Administrator. Now scroll down until you see Windows Firewall. Then double click on it. After that, click the startup type box and then click Automatic.
If ‘Service Status’ is stopped, then click Start. Now click ‘Apply’ and then press OK. Scroll until you see ‘Base Filtering Engine’, double click it. If again the ‘Service Status’ is stopped, click start.
Press Apply and then OK to activate changes. Now restart Windows, Firewall will be enabled.
Method 2 – Remove Malware
If the error cause is malware infection, use the Microsoft Safety Scanner to remove malware immediately from your PC.
Download it from Microsoft’s official website, install, accept terms and then run it to perform a quick scan. The Microsoft Safety Scanner will scan and remove all malware infecting your PC.
Once this is done, click Start and then type Windows Firewall in the Search box. Click Windows Firewall and the navigation pane of Control Panel;
click Turn Windows Firewall on or off. Click Turn on Windows Firewall for each network location and then press OK to activate changes.
Method 3 – Repair the Registry
Sometimes the underlying cause can be the registry corruption. In such a situation, download Total System Care. It is a PC Repair Tool deployed with a registry cleaner.
It scans and removes all the bad entries and files infecting your PC, cleans and repairs the registry is a few minutes.
Click here to download PC Registry Shield.
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