make usre XP basic firewall is disabled. Tehn on NPF you can reset or review what has been allowed, etc. If there is a conflict I don't know of a fix, but it maybe worthwhile to check that via the Norton support website, go to thier "forum" as well and ask there. Alot of answers are present or available from knowledgeable users. If none of this works, deinstall NFP and use the free version of ZoneAlarm in the meantime, it has no problem due to XP(I know of).
good luck -----WIlly
Since I'm in the process of purchasing a computer and my 5 yr old computer has kicked the bucket, I connected my son's computer temporarily.
I installed my Norton Personal Firewall 2004 because I know I will purchase something new for the new computer and still had approximately 8 mos. left on my registration with this purchase.
I'm not sure what is going on but as long as the firewall is enabled, it will not load a website. You can see that IE opens but it will not open anything typed in the address.
What appears to happen is it is searching but never opens. When I tried to get information from Symantec, I noticed something about a patch.
This same software worked fine on my Windows 98 computer but will not on the Windows XP. Any suggestions before I place a $30 call to Symantec (which totally stinks considering what you pay for the software and I've purchased 2002, 2003 and now 2004 with the possible chance of purchasing another 2004 because I will need it for my new computer).
Thanks in advance.