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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2005, 04:36:25 PM »
Could it be system specific since I have never experienced this problem in nearly 2 years of using avast.  And I really tinker with my system..

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2005, 10:10:49 PM »
Could it be system specific since I have never experienced this problem in nearly 2 years of using avast.  And I really tinker with my system..
I have recently installed it on 3 systems (one desktop and two laptops). The two laptops are used regularly, and I get the occasional error message when shutting down. One machine is quite loaded with software, the other one has been clean installed with only Office 2003, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware and some other small applications (like Adobe Acrobat Reader). Both laptops have SP2 and the latest Windows Updates.

Oh, small Edit here: both laptops are connected on a WiFi network behind a Firewall and on a cable connection to the Net. I can't remember seeing the error on the desktop that goes straight into the router, but I don't boot that unit a lot, and the error is intermittent on the laptops anyway...
« Last Edit: May 30, 2005, 10:14:31 PM by Steven_Gorecki »

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2005, 12:20:25 AM »
The problem is still there. I didn't know it exits since I was using the Home Edition.There is a big message of error system each time I shut down my computer now. At first I didn't know ashSer.exe referes to Avast. I downloaded a special programme to speedup xp shutdown. But nothing happened after seaching in the net I found the problem shown in this forum and I downloaded " http://cat.asw.cz/misc/ashserv.zip" from" PC won't shut down with 4.6.601" to fix it but another message shown says that it can't find AswAux.dll.Maybe it happens because it's a different version. So I have three options either go back to the Home Edition or move on to another antivirus programme or accept the problem and keep things the way they are. I'm totally confused and I don't know what solution should I choose. Please help me. Note: I do use the updating and it says that my program is up to date . my version is 4. 665. "
« Last Edit: May 31, 2005, 01:00:37 AM by nebras »

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2005, 05:35:38 AM »
I downloaded a special programme to speedup xp shutdown.
Which one? Most probably it's not allowing the correct shutdown of programms and processes  ::) :P
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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2005, 05:56:17 AM »
Curious, why would you want to speed up a shut down?  I know in XP it takes alot of time to shut down the PC cause you had to end all the programs and saving your settings.  Shutting down a computer takes time and great effort as if your carrying a baby on a ladder. ;)

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2005, 11:14:19 PM »
Thank you for your replies :-*. I guess you are right. I won't use immediate shutdown again. I've decided to use safe shutdown with Evidence Eliminator and when I used it this evening, there was no system error with Avast. I'm a bet hasty I guess. Women  :-[

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2005, 12:50:49 AM »
I havent had any more of those annoying errors since I made the changes outlined in the following post:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=11945.msg110789#msg110789
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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2005, 05:23:29 PM »
Thank you.That's really brilliant but unfortunately I'm not Service Pack 2. Anyway the problem is gone as long as I use safe shutdown.

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2005, 05:35:35 PM »
Thank you.That's really brilliant but unfortunately I'm not Service Pack 2. Anyway the problem is gone as long as I use safe shutdown.

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2005, 01:47:12 PM »
I have recently installed avast! home edition. I have not experienced the ashServ.exe crash, but now my machine frequently fails to power down after closing windows. I wonder whether this is connected to the ashServ crash. The problem does not always occur, and I am coming to the conclusion that it rather depends how long the computer has been running.

Has anyone else experienced the same problem?

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2005, 04:50:07 PM »
I've solved the system shutdown problem. It disappeared when I unchecked 'Generate VRDB only when screensaver is running'. I now have to determine whether the same problem occurs if I select 'Generate VRDB when computer is idle'. :)

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2005, 01:27:52 PM »
yep, the error still there.
IMO, i can get the error if i shutdown (start -> turn off computer -> turn off) the system very fast.
some of u can try to shutdown as fast as u can to see that is error happen or not.
this error happen 1 per 6 shutdown.
again, IMO..

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« Last Edit: June 28, 2005, 10:30:52 AM by Kunio »

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2005, 02:23:49 PM »
some of u can try to shutdown as fast as u can to see that is error happen or not.
What do you mean?  ::)
Turning on (loggin) and as fast as we can start to shut down?
If so, this will obviously brings problems as the initialization scripts won't be ended and the shutdown ones will be running, messing Windows startup and shutdown...
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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2005, 03:03:50 PM »
not like that. just turn off your computer as usual after the system running for 2-3 hours. just shut it fast.
maybe i should try this changes untill next program update:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=11945.msg110789#msg110789

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Re: ashServ.exe crash on system shutdown - Is it still there -- or not??
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2005, 03:12:37 PM »
It has worked for some of us  :) :) but, not all. :'(
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