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Offline RJARRRPCGP

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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2005, 05:59:10 AM »
Mine and my girlfriends updated to 4.6.665 just fine today.  So far it's working very well.   :)

Because of the crash report posts, I uninstalled the earlier version of Avast and then installed Avast 4.6.665 after deleting the folder of the earlier Avast version. I didn't want to take any chances with the automatic program update because it was related to the automatic update going wrong problem.

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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2005, 06:39:22 AM »
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I didn't want to take any chances with the automatic program update because it was related to the automatic update going wrong problem.

Forgive me RJARRRPCGP but this sounds rather like a problem you are reporting rather than one reported by other users.
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2005, 03:36:23 PM »
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Because of the crash report posts, I uninstalled the earlier version of Avast and then installed Avast 4.6.665 after deleting the folder of the earlier Avast version. I didn't want to take any chances with the automatic program update because it was related to the automatic update going wrong problem.

Sorry I'm confused too, are you saying you are having problems or simply trying to avoid something that happened before with a previous version (and may not with this update)? At some time you have to trust the programmers (take a chance) to resolve any previous issues you experienced and the only way to find that out is to use auto update.

I have never had a problem with the auto update ever, neither when I have been using the beta or official release versions and the change between beta and official release.

Whilst there is nothing wrong with doing an uninstall, reboot and install to update avast.

Surely this thread is about 4.6.665, have you installed it are you experiencing any problems with it.

Are you having any problems with it?
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2005, 03:47:53 PM »



Avast 4.6.665 working very smoothly without a hitch since update 

what else would you expect?? ;D
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2005, 03:58:29 PM »
I expected nothing else, especially since you said as much in the post that 'RJARRRPCGP' quoted.

What we are waiting for is to see if 'RJARRRPCGP' is having a problem with it.
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2005, 04:04:11 PM »


 I appears that RJARRRPCGP would ! could be in a spot of bother David he seems to have deleted the

Avast directory. If I am reading  the post correctly I feel his un-install procedure will run into just a
 
few difficulties ;D
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2005, 04:13:12 PM »
I think he uninstalled first then deleted the directory so that should be OK, but his post isn't too clear and I don't know if he is experiencing any problems.
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2005, 04:17:00 PM »


Yes it's very hard to know without a responce!!
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2005, 05:27:02 PM »
Hmmmm Installed 4.6.665
Did the mandatory reboot - Windows halted and froze on reboot
Cold Reboot - Same result
Attempted to boot into Safe Mode - Failed
Attempted to boot to Last Known Good Configuration - Failed
Did one last reboot - Actually Worked

I'm a little paranoid at this point to turn my PC off again for fear of it not starting back up again. Any ideas?

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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2005, 06:17:39 PM »
How are you going to know, you can't realistically leave your system on forever. Let us know how you get on after a reboot.

You should be ok but taking the precaution of downloading the latest release and saving it to a download folder won't hurt. That way if it doesn't start on reboot, uninstall, reboot and install the latest release that you downloaded.

IMHO System Restore is not very good and you can have an alternative to using it.
There are many, many reasons why a System Restore may fail. For example, see "Why are previous restore points not working?" in the "Troubleshooting" section of this official Microsoft page:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/plan/faqsrwxp.mspx

There's lots more on that page that's worth reading too. Note especially the sections on "Does System Restore protect personal data files?" (the short answer: no); "What should I do if System Restore does not work?"; "Why are my restore points missing or deleted?"; "Why does the System Restore Wizard lockup?"; and so on. Just a few minutes on that page ought to convince just about anyone that System Restore is not intended for heavy-duty system protection!

More info:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinME/Q_20718080.html
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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2005, 06:30:15 PM »
Thanks for the speedy reply to my post.
However I believe that you may have misinterpretted what I was stating. It's not Avast that wasn't starting up. It's Windows itself.

I turned the system on this morning (It's half past noon atm where I am), updated Avast, and rebooted, and that's when Windows would freeze on restart. I never actually made it to my user login screen. My computer's never had this issue before and I've been using Avast for the last, well I'm not entirely sure but I'll say 6 months, without major issue.

Furthermore I had been refering to Last Good Configuration, not Windows System Restore, as W2k does not include said functionality.

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Re: avast! 4.6.665
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2005, 06:30:56 PM »
Interesting reading, Dave, thanks.

One of the most interesting points raised in the Q&A was that the Task Scheduler must be enabled for new restore points to be created properly.  I'd seen elsewhere a recommendation to disable TS, and that rather important point got slightly overlooked.
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