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IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver - Windows XP Service

Provides intrusion prevention service for a home or small office network.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home not exists not exists Manual Manual
Professional not exists not exists Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver
Service name:Ip6Fw
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\Ip6Fw.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver service is a kernel driver. If the IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Ip6Fw service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreIPv6WindowsFirewallDriverWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the Ip6Fw.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.