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windows xp error message regarding avast 4 home
« on: February 16, 2008, 09:37:37 PM »
Lately I have been getting an error message that says "  Delayed write failed - c\program files\alwil software\avast 4\setup\avast.setup the data has been lost? Any idea what this means?

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Re: windows xp error message regarding avast 4 home
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 03:16:11 PM »
My guess is that some systems delay writing to files for whatever reason, the problem being the avast.setup file isn't a permanent file, it is created to carry out an avast update and on completion of the update the file gets removed. So if there is a delayed write after the file is deleted, the delayed write would fail and the data lost as a result.

That shouldn't be a problem for avast as the avast.setup will get created when it is next required to Perform an auto update.

Though I don't know why you would have delayed write enabled.
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Re: windows xp error message regarding avast 4 home
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 06:30:59 PM »
I didn't know I had delayed write enabled. I disabled it-glad to know it won't affect Avast.
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Re: windows xp error message regarding avast 4 home
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 10:36:09 PM »
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