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Offline i2hhj

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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2007, 03:23:58 PM »
hello
to-day first boot OK
- ressources : 160 MB Ram, 86% free
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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2007, 04:18:39 PM »
to-day first boot OK
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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2007, 05:27:01 PM »
further tests to-day
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the (now old) startup list of RegCleaner 4.3 is in annex, see RegCleanerStartupList.txt

from this I cleaned 5 items, see CleanedStartupItems.txt

the remaining items are in RemainingStartUpList.txt

with this reduced configuration I bootet the pc for three times :
      no problems !!!!!

I then run RealPlayer v.10.5 and looked at a video from the Web.
after that I checked again the start up list of RegCleaner 4.3.
      there are just those items as in RemainingStartUpList.txt
    TKBellExe did not appear again (as was reported some years ago).

the resources are still 86 % free

what are consequences when continuing like this ?
the next days will show the avast behaviour during boot.
I now shall do a jAVSupdate, see what happens then.

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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2007, 09:42:40 PM »
ScanRegistry

"Scans the system registry and makes back-ups at start-up. Important should the registry become corrupt. The executable "Scanregw.exe" is located in %windir% (where %windir% is the Windows directory - C:\Windows or C:\Winnt)"

The registry won't be backed up. So only important if you have to replace a corrupt registry.  ;D

SystemTray

As far as I know, just supplies a few icons.

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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2007, 11:13:18 PM »
sorry,
that problem still exists, more or less frequent.
I have been spending many hours in looking for a solution.
- had a trial using that startup delaying programm, this however blocked win98SE.
- then ugraded Avast to vers. 4.7.1074 and updated jAVS, but problems persists.

I got the impression that Win98SE and Avast are overwriting each other
during startup of the pc, thus killing each other. Just sometimes both
succeed in starting without getting in conflict.
How can I manage to bring all this to the attention of the
Avast programmers ?

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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2007, 11:53:23 PM »
Hi, ...

Try StartupControlPanel = http://www.mlin.net

StartupControlPanel, will manage all "Startup Programs", from an old Windows 95 and up, it even work in my Vista 64 bit Ultimate. To use it = to not start a software, deactivate checkbox in the same line, and also try to move some start section like startup user section to a local startup machine section, to see if you have multiple start of a software, ...

At my side, ... I will try with VMWare, Windows 98 SE French,  with the last Avast Version 4.7.1074 Home, ... and Professional evaluation, ....

By the way, ... have you the Avast Home version or the Avast Professional version, ... ?

Sylvain
« Last Edit: October 28, 2007, 01:42:35 AM by sst »
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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2007, 05:23:17 PM »
hello
Startup Control Panel by Mike Lin looks somehow similar to RegCleaner 4.3 by Juoni Vuorie which I have been using. I downloaded Startup Control Panel but not yet used it.
What I did today is : ASHMAISV.EXE and ASHWEBSV.EXE were cleaned from the startup list in RegCleaner 4.3 and put in a link on my desktop. Just ashServ.exe was left on the startup list. I need to open manualy ash-mailserver and ash-webserver providers after boot. This gives 5 of 5 providers running.
Strange things seem to happen during nighttime, looks paranormal !
- yesterday all was well on several Win98SE installations at several boots, but today terrible errors appeared again during first boot : explorer closed itself because of error, next boot ended in an exceptional error at ...... - out of range - blue screen, computer did by itself a registry scan and repair, next boot was OK.
(yesterday diskscan and defrag was done, a ash-virusscan of C: revealed a Win32Agent-AWB hidden in Daemon Tools and all the folder was deleted).
Now I am waiting for more surprises tomorrow.

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Re: Avast home 4.7 no longer usable on my old PC running Win98SE
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2007, 09:13:17 PM »
have been living with that problem since October 2007 and ended up with
running The Bat mail and Firefox browser without any protection for viruses by un-installing Avast home 4.7.
Later I checked the 150 MB RAM memory for errors by running a test program for several hours, no evidence of error.
Then I happended to receive 2 rows of 250 MB RAM which replaced the before 150 MB, thus upgrading to 500 MB.
Surprising result (obtained with 3 WIN98SE installations on 3 exchangeable harddisks) : NO MORE ERRORS during boot, all runs smoothly.
Who of the experts in this forum
understands what happened ?