Windows Firewall service cannot be enabled

I tried for several hours to try and get this unit’s Windows firewall to be enabled.  No matter what I tried, and I tried several fixes, nothing seemed to help or fix the issue at hand.  I tried the netsh winsock reset.  This did not fix the problem.  In fact I tried it several times.  I tried making sure certain registry entries were there, I tried resetting this and that, nothing worked.  I’m wondering where did I go wrong.  I can no longer spend exorbitant amounts of time on this type of problem as I’m the only tech available to work on a slew of jobs.  Therefore, I am pretty much forced to limit how much time I put towards a stubborn problem such as the one I encountered today.

I would love more than anything to have fixed it by researching and trying countless fixes but unfortunately, I can no longer stick to that regimen and I have to move forward.

Perhaps you, though, can help me.  If you figured out how to fix this damn problem, please feel free to contact me at randomfix AT gmail.com.  Thanks!