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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2007, 11:23:53 PM »
Anything in that registry key I posted ?
No David that Key doesn't exist in my registry.
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2007, 01:22:05 AM »
So, you have nothing (or zero value) in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem : NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
and after a VPS update (or probably just a check if you manually invoke VPS update - a new version shouldn't be necessary?) is performed, avast! asks for restart, but there's no value called PendingFileRenameOpertaions in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager : PendingFileRenameOpertaions ?

If that's really the case, please post the last part of setup.log.

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2007, 02:26:44 AM »
So, you have nothing (or zero value) in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem : NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
and after a VPS update (or probably just a check if you manually invoke VPS update - a new version shouldn't be necessary?) is performed, avast! asks for restart, but there's no value called PendingFileRenameOpertaions in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager : PendingFileRenameOpertaions ?

If that's really the case, please post the last part of setup.log.
This occurred after doing a manual Program update and still does.





16:03:47 min/gen  Started: 05.05.2007, 16:03:47
16:03:47 min/gen  Running setup_av_pro-3e9 (1001)
16:03:47 nrm/sys  Operating system: WindowsXP ver 5.1, build 2600, sp 2.0 [Service Pack 2]
16:03:47 vrb/sys  Computer WinName: BOB3160-2426B19
16:03:47 min/sys  Windows Net User: SYSTEM
16:03:47 min/gen  Cmdline: /stopstat /verysilent /noreboot 
16:03:47 vrb/gen  Operation set to INST_OP_[16]
16:03:47 min/gen  Old version: 3e9 (1001)
16:03:48 nrm/gen  SGW32P::CheckIfInstalled set m_bAlreadyInstalled to 1
16:03:52 nrm/int  SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
16:03:52 nrm/int  SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
16:03:56 vrb/pkg  Part prg_av_pro-3e9 is installed
16:03:56 vrb/pkg  Part vps-73803 is installed
16:03:57 vrb/pkg  Part news-4b is installed
16:03:58 vrb/pkg  Part setup_av_pro-3e9 is installed
16:03:59 vrb/pkg  Part jrog-3 is installed
16:04:00 min/gen  Old version: 3e9 (1001)
16:04:02 nrm/pkg  Transferred files: 0
16:04:02 nrm/pkg  Transferred bytes: 0
16:04:02 nrm/pkg  Transfer time: 0 ms
16:04:02 vrb/fil  NeedReboot=false
16:04:02 min/gen  Return code: 0x20000001 [Nothing done]
16:04:02 min/gen  Stopped: 05.05.2007, 16:04:02
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2007, 03:29:15 AM »
Bob, after reading all the posts, I'm lost... I can't understand this problem IF you don't have that Registry key...

A canned solution would be:

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Operating system restart needed by avast message could be solved, in some systems, by deleting the file <avast>\setup\reboot.txt

If deleting reboot.txt doesn't stop the requests for reboot check this:
Check this registry entry (right after computer restart):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager, if it contains "PendingFileRenameOperations".
Check its contents and if there's only "reboot.txt" from avast4\setup folder, delete PendingFileRenameOperations, don't delete any other key.
Back-up (export) the registry key before you edit/delete, just in case.
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2007, 04:01:54 AM »
Bob, after reading all the posts, I'm lost... I can't understand this problem IF you don't have that Registry key...

A canned solution would be:

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Operating system restart needed by avast message could be solved, in some systems, by deleting the file <avast>\setup\reboot.txt

If deleting reboot.txt doesn't stop the requests for reboot check this:
Check this registry entry (right after computer restart):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager, if it contains "PendingFileRenameOperations".
Check its contents and if there's only "reboot.txt" from avast4\setup folder, delete PendingFileRenameOperations, don't delete any other key.
Back-up (export) the registry key before you edit/delete, just in case.
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2007, 10:34:40 AM »
Wouldn't the key be on the right side of registry editor, when your click Session Manager on the left side, in the tree view.

The same goes with the 8.3 fix, remember to look in the right side.
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2007, 11:15:29 AM »
Erroneus is right, "PendingFileRenameOperation" is a value, not a key - i.e. if you select the "Session Manager" key, all its values should appear in the right pane.

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2007, 02:46:06 PM »
I don't have it:
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2007, 03:55:00 PM »
I'm having the same reboot after update problem as Bob is describing .
I went to add/remove programs earlier and did a Repair , which basically ran setup and asked for a Re-Boot , which I did .
I've 'cut' the <avast>\setup\reboot.txt to a folder , it's got no text in it .
I do have the value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager,  "PendingFileRenameOperations". ( see pic)
Do I try deleting this value ? (confusion )

This has been happening since the program update 4.7.1001 . I've been assuming with each update and subsequent re-boot that this problem has been fixed and being applied . No such luck ...

Never have applied  8.3 short file name conversion tweak .

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2007, 04:19:23 PM »
I've removed the \setup\reboot.txt as I said before .
Closed down my browser and invoked  a vps update .

Checked for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem : NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation which does exist on my system , value (1) 
« Last Edit: May 06, 2007, 04:35:34 PM by Abraxas »

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2007, 04:22:03 PM »
Abraxas: Doubleclick the value to open it and see its content.
Edit: So, you have the short filename generation disabled. Please change the value to 0 (or use the .reg file from here).

Bob: The part of the log doesn't indicate that a reboot should be requested (at least according to my understanding of the logs)... Please, delete the <avast4>\setup\reboot.txt file first, invoke VPS update and post the end of the setup.log again (there may be 2 blocks with the same time there, actually, so please send both of them). Thanks.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2007, 04:25:27 PM by igor »

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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Rebbot Daily ?
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2007, 04:32:16 PM »
Abraxas: Doubleclick the value to open it and see its content.

Edit: So, you have the short filename generation disabled. Please change the value to 0 (or use the .reg file from here).

O.K. igor shall use .reg file ...



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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2007, 04:45:49 PM »
Gremlins at work:

I have rebooted the system a few times since the last post but just did an update and got the following:
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2007, 06:33:58 PM »
igor ;
1. I deleted C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\reboot.txt

2. Applied the .reg file ; Enable8dot3Name.reg , checked that the value was 0 . It is , and still is .
Re-Booted . Went online and updated vps . Avast! wanted to restart Comp. I said , No .
3. Found :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager,"PendingFileRenameOperations".
Exported the "Key" as a .reg file , then deleted it from registry .
Re-Booted .
4. C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\reboot.txt has been re-created .
5.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager,"PendingFileRenameOperations"
The "Key" has also been re-created .

I'm lost  ???
Any ideas ?
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Re: Why is avast! asking for a Reboot Daily ?
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2007, 08:13:07 PM »
Hi all

Had the same problem yesterday. I ran Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal and ccleaner this cured yhe problem

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