Most of the times when Windows oriented users such as window XP, Window 7, Window 10,Vistas, Windows8 etc, try to run Windows Update or try to access Microsoft update website, they generally receives a weird error messages like “0x80070424“. Windows XP users may also find that Automatic Updates feature is disabled in Security Center and they can’t enable it.
Many have questions about that what is this and how could it be resolved. Actually its nothing but a windows firewall error, that occurs when a few system services required to run Windows Update are being not running or it can happen due to unregistered system files.
The vendor generally uses this code to identify the error caused. The Windows Firewall Error 0x80070424 error code generally contains a technical description and a error number in a numeric form. These additional hexadecimal codes are the address of the memory locations where the instruction(s) was loaded at the time of the error.
Causes of the Windows Firewall Error 0x80070424 error:
The Windows system files damage is the main reason for causing the Windows Firewall Error 0x80070424. The real threat to the well being of one’s computer is corrupted system files entries.
Generally for the system files errors there can be many events including an incomplete uninstall an incomplete installation and also improper deletion of application or hardware. It could also be caused if ones computer is recovered from a virus or spyware/adware attack or by an improper shutdown of the computer. Therefore, all the above mentioned actives might result in the corruption or deletion of the entries in the windows system files. This corrupted system file would lead to the wrongly linked information, missing of the files, which are generally required for the proper working of the application.
Easily fixing of Windows Firewall Error 0x80070424 error:
Generally for the users there are two ways for fixing this type of error:
Manual updating way: Advanced Computer User Solution
- First and most the user need to start their computer and log on as an administrator.
- He/she needs to click the Start button then select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click System Restore.
- In the new window, user needs to select “Restore my computer to an earlier time” option and after then click
- He/she again need to select the most recent system restore point from the “On this list, click a restore point” list, and then click
- For the confirmation, user needs to click Next on the confirmation window.
- After all process, when the restoration is finished, he/she need to restart the computer.
Completely automated way: Novice Computer User Solution
- User need to download (Windows Firewall Error 0x80070424) repair utility.
- He/she needs to install the program and then click the Scan button.
- After the scanning process is completed, he/she needs to click on the fix error button.
- After all these process, user needs to restart their computer.
How does it work?
This tool would automatically diagnose and scans, and also helps in repairing, the user’s PC with patent pending technology which generally fixes users registry structure of the windows operating system.
There are few basic features this tool might have contained. This includes: rebooting issues and , repairs system freezing, browser helper object management, start-up customization ,program removal management, helper object management, windows structure repair and provides live updates.
Generally error message 0x80070424 occurs because “Windows firewall” & “Base Filtering Engine” and “BITS” services may not be in running stage or may not be listed in services page, User also have to check it first that all the three services are listed in a given services page, and hence all three are in a running stage or not. User need to try to make them run. While starting the service, if there any error message comes or if user couldn’t find the service then he/she needs to follow up the given steps provided below:
- Firstly the user need to click on start and then need to type Run in the search bar. After that click on Run button, then a run box will be appear in left bottom corner
- He/she need to type in the Rox Box Regedit, after that a registry editor windows will be opened
- Now user need to open this following path in registry editor “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE”
- Then one need to right click on it permissions
- They need to click on ADD and type Everyone and click OK
- After that one need to click on Everyone
- Beneath they would have permission for users
- User need to allow full control and then click OK.
- He/she can also close the registry editor.
User should try to start the services:
- User should firstly click on start and then type Run in the search bar. After that click on Run button. A run box will be appear in left bottom corner where need to type services.msc and click OK.
- Here the user can find the service “Base Filtering Engine” service. They need to right click on that and then click on start button, so that it could run.
- Here user might find the service “BITS”. He/she should right click on that and click on start so that it could be run.
- Here again user could find the service “Windows firewall” , they can right click on that and click on start so that it could be run.