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Offline Vladimyr

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Autosandbox UI response misleading.
« on: April 10, 2012, 02:30:38 PM »
I've got this odd unresponsive UI thing happening on one XP PC with avast! Free 7.0.1426.

See points 2. & 3: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=96898.msg773621#msg773621

Anyone else seen it?
« Last Edit: April 11, 2012, 11:42:33 AM by Vladimyr »
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Re: Autosandbox UI response misleading.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 04:25:22 PM »
Anyone else seen it?

I'll take it that the answer is 'No' then.  :-\
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Re: Autosandbox UI response misleading.
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 08:06:59 PM »
Vladimyr, I've read your thread of course, but it's beyond my personal knowledge. Sorry.
Freezing is a difficult situation to troubleshoot.
Maybe you could manual dump the machine when it is in stalled state, hold down the rightmost CTRL key, and press the SCROLL LOCK key twice. This will cause a machine to 'blue-screen' and dump of memory will start. More info: http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=71
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Re: Autosandbox UI response misleading.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 07:38:58 AM »
Hi Tech. Thanks for your suggestions.
I'm actually glad no one else is reporting it if that really means I am the only one who has experienced this.

I wouldn't describe it as a freeze. It takes a long but consistently predictable time for the menu selection to  be responded to, and even though the selection appears to have been made, the red advisory text and the check box will remain out of synch with the apparent selection seemingly forever, i.e. until you remake the same selection and get the correct response.

Otherwise the machine works fine. I've turned off "Show shadows under menus" and "Show window contents while dragging" and  that seems to reduce but not completely eliminate the delay.

PC Specs:
ECS K7S5A (SIS735 ATA100 chipset)
Athlon XP 1800+ (1533mhz)
Winfast A170 (nVidia MX440) AGP video
512MB DDR RAM


There is a way that seems right to a man,
       but in the end it leads to death
.” - Proverbs 16:25