Can anyone tell me why the AVG Boot-up scanner shuts down my machine before
Windows finishes loading? The AVG Boot-up scanner is an MS-DOS program which
runs from the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. The boot-up scanner seems to run fine. But
after it's finished running, instead of continuing to load Windows, it shuts
down the machine. The next time I restart my machine, I get the message that
Windows did not finish loading on the last start-up and I have the option of
running in Safe Mode. I never choose Safe Mode, however. I always choose
Normal, and the AVG Boot-up scanner runs again, but this time, Windows loads
and my machine does not shut down before it is finished loading. This is
very strange behavior and the only way to solve the problem is to disable the
boot-up scanner (which is what I've done for now). Does anyone else use AVG
and the boot-up scanner with Windows 98 SE? Any suggestions? Thanks in
Just installed latest AVG and it invokes boot up scanner on start-up,
How do I stop this, (if I can).
D.You really dont want to, its a bad idea, a really bad idea, a suicidally bad
idea, one might say a dumb idea,
but, make a full system backup right now, and
find the line
in autoexec.bat and change it to
Dont delete the line, because the odds are very good that in a very short
time you are going to want it back
for some of the reasons why
AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
Scanner is a Microtek Scanmaker E3 and was working fine forever before
the "upgrade". Now when I try to Aquire an image from the scanner the
driver software pops up but when I try to do the scan everything freezes
up. Scanner and SCSI card are recognized in Device Manager. I
uninstalled and reinstalled the newest version of software as per
MikeWell, I'm making some progress as I got my other scanner going by
deleting and letting windows find it and reinstall. But this microtek is
using an old Adaptec ISA card that requires setting jumpers which is a
real PITA as i don't have any IRQ's to spare. So I've figured out the
IRQ assignments which I think will work and will pull the card in the
morning and try again.
... the problem?
Thanks in advance.
Michael CIt's been a couple of months since I had to deal with this so my recall is a
bit rusty, it was with an existing W98se system [rather than an upgrade],
and mine was a 5p (thus your mileage may vary), but, the package is the
I found that I /first/ had to go through and clean out any previous traces
of scanner installation, and /then/ install the old package (which won't
work) and /finally/ follow their instructions on how to upgrade for W98 and
reinstall using the new package. This was the result of much
experimentation combined with lots of Googling and not much giggling, but it
finally got there.
I should also mention that an uninstaller (such as Gavrila's TUn) is
extremely useful, if not mandatory for this ...
... 39;s logo?
Usually you see a few lines about BIOS first
(because BIOS controls whether the mfr logo
displays or not.) These lines identify the break
key to get access to BIOS [email protected]
The first (and last) thing I see is the logo screen, no black bios screen
ms| [email protected]
|>> I only see the Hp logo on bootup, it never goes beyond that. I
|>> can't get into BIOS.
|> What do you see before the manufacturer's logo?
|> Usually you see a few lines about BIOS first
|> (because BIOS controls whether the mfr logo
|> displays or not.) These lines identify the break
|> key to get access to BIOS menus.
| The first (and last ...
... forum dude (JayTee) had
recommended uninstalling in Safe Mode and then reinstalling. I ran into a
few snags trying this and I wondered (worried) if there might be more to the
problem than just a wobbly UD.
I've more or less concluded that, owing to frequent UD problems with
Grisoft, the smart thing to do is do the install on a clean slate: dump
everything, unselect all AVG components at msconfig startup restart; then
access the dl. ... seems to me I have seen similar recommendations on this
forum .... someday I'll learn.
Did I mention that the reinstall worked??? No ??? Well it did.
Thanks a bunch,
roosterAVG periodically has problems with its update server, and you can't get updates. It
seems their free server gets overloaded, and you can't change ...
... 39;t add up here. The newer version is MORE resource
| hungry (has more features) than the older one. Maybe you didn't do a
| clean reboot before the test (while still using version 6) and after the
| test (with version 7).I am interested in any reports of problems using AVG 7 free edition. I read a post
here where the user's computer shuts down instead of loading the desktop, if the
boot scanner is enabled.
Also, in my testing for compatibility here, on Windows 95B, the AVG Control Center
is periodically causing the system to lock up when avgcc.exe stops responding. In
Win95B here, it also interferes with power management's ability to turn off the
monitor after a set time. Apparently it was not tested on Win95 as well as it was
on later operating systems ...
How do I uninstall Mcafee anti virus scanner from ,my compaq 5414 computer.
I have recently install the AVG virus scanner but the Mcafee still comes up
in my TSR task bar. I am running Windows 98 2d Edition. I have located it in
the Windows explorer but I know if I just delete it ,bad things will happen.
It does not show on the Add/Remove menu in the control Panel.
ThanksIs there a "unin.exe" or similar in the McAfee directory? If yes double click it
to uninstall although it may fail/err with "missing or not found".
If it does fail see:
This persisted after 3 or 4 uninstalls/re-installs.
I'm running AdAware, Spybot and Zonealarm on 98SE. Any suggestions?Hi,
There seems to be some scattered issues with that version and Windows98.
See if disabling the Boot-up scanner helps.
Start>Run, enter msconfig in the field and click ok.
Click the Autoexec.bat tab, then the edit button. Uncheck the entry for
Bootup.exe file. Ok your way out of there and reboot.
MMHi - I apologise for being a bit dim about this, but should I be seeing
Bootup.exe? When I get there, I see two choices -
My apologies to you. I did a custom installation so mine's quite different.
Maybe it's not even set to do a scan at boot-up.
... Forums and been helped, but the
problem defies solution at this time. I have Roxio EZCD 5, so the EZCD version 6
conflict doesn't seem to apply; and I got an error message trying to run that
fix saying the CDR4 layer isn't on my drive. I did an AdAware Scan and it found
a couple for items about the SahAgent, and I rebooted and my AVG 7 is no better.Did you have another anti-virus app installed prior to installing AVG7? Did
you uninstall it before installing AVG7? Was it NAV?hijackware/Trojanware is!
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
... a LOD (letter of
destruction). Can I down load AVG+Sygate on top of NIS2004 before I
try to remove the NIS2004 please?
peteThe problem with two anti-virus apps loaded is having the background scanners both operating at the same time. AVG gets along well with other anti-virus apps, but I suggest you disable the background scanner and LiveUpdate in NIS, as well as the Firewall module ... aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
and follow the procedures explained there.Hi Glen, the techie has just left. He followed your instructions and
got shot of all symantec stuff I had. He tidied up my box and
installed free AVG and free Zone Alarm and was gone within an hour.
Thanks to you I now have my computer back and I am very grateful for
your advice. Thanks.
peteGlad to hear it, Pete, and thanks for the feedback. ...
... the "Complete Test" button....click the Tests menu> Custom test, and choose the partitions you want to scan.Whats the "run complete test" button for then?To run the test on the C: drive, as you see.That doesn't make a great deal of sense.
Do you use AVG, do you thing the interface is sensible
for use as anti-virus software?
To run the test on the C: drive, as you see.I use AVG as a background scanner primarily (and for scanning single files), and use F-Prot for DOS for full scans, as Chris does.
On systems where I set it up for others, the "complete test" does its default scan of C: only. many of those machine only have a C: drive to begin with. The idea I think behind that is C: is usually ...