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Title: Help with defrag pls
Post by: charyuop on March 26, 2004, 02:28:25 PM
Hiya all,
I found out avast 4 after having had few virus problems (avast was the only 1 to see that virus, thus it is now my favorite  ;) ).
Inside my computer I know there are some errors (and in what computers there are not?), but I think this has nothing to do with the defrag one.
Everytime I start defragmenting the HD, in the middle of the process (sometimes even more times during 1 defrag), the process stops coz it pops up a box saying: Avast needs to restart the computer now. Yes or Cancel.
Of course I cancel it and go on with the defrag, but it is annoying coz I hope during the night defrag finishes and I wake up in the morning to see only maybe 10 or 30% done.
I tried to stop the protection and do the defrag, but it won't change and I cannot get rid of the avast icon from the taskbar for the period of the defrag coz there is no CLOSE option like in the other applications.
Any suggestion?
Title: Re:Help with defrag pls
Post by: whocares on March 26, 2004, 02:37:49 PM
Hi,
avast gives you this message cause it has downloaded a new avast Program version and wants to reboot the PC:

- either you accept it, then you won't see this for several weeks (the more frequent updates of the signature-database VPS doesn't need to reboot the PC)

- or you disable automatic Updating of avast for the time of defragging
- or you start the PC in safeMode (F8-Boot) and defrag then, which is anyway advisable

 ;)
Title: Re:Help with defrag pls
Post by: charyuop on March 26, 2004, 02:51:01 PM
Thanx alot :)