> On Thursday 29 July 2010 18:35:33 John R Struk wrote:
>> Support,
>> I have exactly the same problem with windows XP. Tried reloading it, 
>> newest release, stopping firewall and virus protection ,all to know avail.
> Uninstall and try the alpha installer. Please let me know whether it works.
> http://downloads.freenetproject.org/alpha/installer/FreenetInstaller-alpha-1295.exe
> Thanks!

I posted a possible solution to this a few weeks ago if you can't find
any other, here it is again:

To all those who are getting this problem:

I found a solution to at least get Freenet running. The problem seems to
be with the wrapper (i.e. wrapper-windows-x86-32.exe command in the
Freenet\bin installation directory). The wrapper controls the
installing, removing and start and stopping the Freenet service. It
seems this, on some systems, does not install the service properly. My
solution involves running the service as a console application using the
-c switch.

Method: Open a command box. CD to your Freenet\bin installation
directory, and type the following command:

wrapper-windows-x86-32.exe -c "..\wrapper.conf"

The command box will then show you a whole shed load of info messages as
the Freenet service runs (this can actually be quite useful to see what
is going on). Note that the tray icon now doesn't do anything as that
was controlling a proper service, we're now running it as a console
application and the command box remains open while it is running.

To stop the service, select the command box and type CTRL-C, this should
cleanly shut the service down.

I don't know the implications of permissions but this certainly works
when logged in with admin privileges.

If you want to create a batch file to do this put the
following 3 lines in your batch file. You can then either place this
batch file in your startup directory or start it manually:

REM start freenet service as console application
cd "C:\Program Files\Freenet\bin"
wrapper-windows-x86-32.exe -c "..\wrapper.conf"


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