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When I try to go into expert firewall settings, it freezes my windows and does not bring up expert settings and pegs my CPU usage.Running Windows WP home edition on a Dell XPS. Rebooted computer, no help.

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Possible causes::

1. Virus / Spyware / Malware
You may have a virus or spyware not wanting you to change your firewall settings and thats it's way of saying no.

Run "Malwarebytes Anti Malware" and make sure you let it update first/

2.> Corrupted files / data sectors on your hard drive
You may have some lost allocation units or bad sectors on your hard drive and it just happens to be where some of the files to access the expert settings of your firewall are sitting..

tell your system to run a "chkdsk /f" at a command prompt, your system will tell you the drive is in use and cannot run would you like to run at next startup.. tell it yes and re-boot alowing it to run the scan in it's entierty.

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