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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2005, 09:11:28 PM »
Get it (if you don't already have downloaded it) and use it. It won't harm your system, only cleans up a few leftovers the uninstall (add/remove programs in the control panel) of NAV didn't deleted.

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2005, 10:52:21 PM »
hey eddy
I Uninstalled avast and then re installed it
and came with the same results  "Error Application Cannot Load skin function "usigetskin" failed
also was searhing through here and saw -  littlefoot's thread : 
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10067.0
I also don't have that little blue ball on my task bar

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2005, 11:02:57 PM »
Sorry, but I never told you to uninstall Avast. :-\
I told you to remove NAV (NORTON!) completely *sigh*

Please read this thread again... And take your time.

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2005, 11:07:35 PM »
I know you didn't,  but I just thought that since  got the same error pop up after I removed NAV and clicked on repair I un install and then install it again .

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2005, 04:58:19 AM »
browsing the the web site and came across the FAQs

Q: I have installed avast! 4 Home and everytime I try to open it, I get an "unknown error message", "Application cannot load skin. Function usiGetSkin Failed". How do I fix this?

A:

   1. Select START -> RUN...
   2. Enter the following command:
          * If you have Windows NT or 2000:
            C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32.EXE ACTSKIN4.OCX
          * If you have Windows 95, 98 or ME:
            C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE ACTSKIN4.OCX
          * If you have Windows XP:
            C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32.EXE ACTSKIN4.OCX
   3. Press OK (or Enter).
   4. A message saying that the file was successfully registered should appear.


this did not work for me a window popped up saying :

RegSvr32
DllRegisterserver in ACTSKIN4.OCX failed.
Return Code was :  0x80020009

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2005, 11:48:33 AM »
browsing the the web site and came across the FAQs
This did not work for me a window popped up saying : DllRegisterserver in ACTSKIN4.OCX failed. Return Code was :  0x80020009

Can you see if your problem could be corrected by setting the storage method in the Avast ini file?

Find the C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\avast4.ini
Open it and scroll down until you see the ODBC line usually under the heading [Common].  Change the Database=ODBC to read Database=XML

Can you post the results?
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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2005, 06:52:42 PM »
Okay Tech
I'm Going to give this one a try
wish me luck once again ....
I'll be back.
Thanks MaryE

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2005, 01:54:07 AM »
the only thing I find with ODBC
is this
ashSODBC.dll               5

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2005, 01:58:29 AM »
the only thing I find with ODBC
is this
ashSODBC.dll               5

No... don't mess anything...
Just open (click) the file C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\avast4.ini
Search for the [Common] section (usually the second section of the file)
Found the value
Database=ODBC
and change to
Database=XML

Or, download 'Control' in my signature and change the storage method of avast (it's the same, i.e., you're doing manually what the downloaded program will do automatically).
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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2005, 02:14:38 AM »
Do you have AOL Instant Messenger
I click on the "control" but I'm getting lost

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2005, 02:18:42 AM »
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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2005, 02:21:16 AM »
it's telling me I must first extrract all files first  for the application to run properly

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2005, 02:24:42 AM »
it's telling me I must first extrract all files first  for the application to run properly

Sure, it's a zip file with only one executable (avast_external_control.exe) inside.
Extract and run the .exe file.
Choose the option highlighted and change it automatically from ODBC to XML.
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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2005, 02:27:30 AM »
I THINK I LOVE YOU........................ :-*

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Re: I'm Clueless on this - help
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2005, 02:30:00 AM »
I Now See The BLUE BALL
OH BABY