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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: ajdarby on March 03, 2003, 12:52:52 PM

Title: ODBC error on win95.
Post by: ajdarby on March 03, 2003, 12:52:52 PM
If you have any suggestions for further action to cure this problem,
I would appreciate it, thank you.

ODBC error on win95.

  The resident tasks fail to run.
  Avis Antivirus scanner runs normally.

  The avast! Log viewer lists the following Error:

  ODBC function SQLConnect() failed. Error description: [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Could not find file '(unknown)'..  

  followed by numerous lines of:
  During parsing of D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\deftasks.xml XML document following error occured: C.  

  From the On-Access protection control,
  If I try to start the 'internet mail' or 'standard shield' I get the error:

  The resident task was not found.
  The task could not be completed.

  The log viewer also displays the listed Error messages with missing characters in the Date,time column in a staircase effect.
  This may be an unrelated problem.?
   Date,Time   Name   Application   Description
   .2003 22:58:15  etc.   etc.      etc.
        03 22:58:15  etc.   etc.      etc.
             22:50:15  etc.   etc.      etc.
                  52:15  etc.   etc.      etc.

  avast version 4 Home Edition, build Feb2003-2(4.0.172)
  Windows 95 (version 4)

Actions taken:
  Following advice from previous posts I downloaded and installed a newer version 2.6 of
  MDAC from microsoft [mdac_typ.exe and Jet40Sp3_Comp.exe]
  I have also tried editing the Avast4.ini file and changed the

  This has not resolved the issue, as the symptons remain the same.

Title: Re:ODBC error on win95.
Post by: Vlk on March 03, 2003, 05:12:10 PM
please try the following:

open the file <avast4>\deftasks.xml (e.g. in Notepad), and on its first line, replace the text




That could solve the problem you're seeing.

Title: Re:ODBC error on win95.
Post by: ajdarby on March 04, 2003, 11:30:50 AM
Hi Vlk,
yes that has resolved the problem.
Thanks for the speedy reply.

thanks very much,