Author Topic: No inspect.sys on the System (3.0.8 & 3.0.9)  (Read 7544 times)

Offline Joerg

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No inspect.sys on the System (3.0.8 & 3.0.9)
« on: October 05, 2007, 01:17:52 PM »

i tried to install the firewall but i always get the error that it can not find the "inspect.sys".

I tried this Versions:

I searched the whole system (c:\) but there is no inspect.sys
This did not work either:

I even created the folders
- "c:\program files (x86)\Comodo\Firewall"
- "c:\program files\Comodo\Firewall"
to look if there are files copied into them when i hit the repair button.
But they were left empty.

Can somebody help me?

Edit: I tried that on a fresh install of 64 Bit Windows.

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Re: No inspect.sys on the System (multiple versions)
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 08:42:06 PM »
Maybe this thread helps in anyway.
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Offline Joerg

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Re: No inspect.sys on the System (multiple versions)
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 11:38:29 AM »
It seems that it does not help for my problem.

- The inspect.sys is referenced multipe times in registry.
- There are 3 .inf files in %windir% referencing "comodo".
- There are drivers installed containing the name "comodo".

- The file inspect.sys itself is not on the system at all (i searched the whole disk).

I started to test Comodo Firewall using 3.0.8. So no old files could exist. Nothing like Spybot S&D or any antivirus is installed. It is a fresh windows install containing only an Internet Explorer and an Explorer Alternative. The .NET Framework is installed too.

I made a new try and uninstalled it all again and created this folders:
- "%programfiles(x86)%\Comodo\Firewall\Repair"
- "%programfiles%\Comodo\Firewall\Repair"
- "c:\Program Files (x86)\Comodo\Firewall\Repair"
- "c:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\Repair"
After that i installed it again but no inspect.sys was created on my system.

According to my problem and the problem reported in the last post the installer must be buggy. Did someone consider to use the standard way in windows? -->msi

To work around my problem:
Can somebody send me his/her inspect.sys file? (version 3.0.9)
« Last Edit: October 06, 2007, 11:47:08 AM by Joerg »

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Re: No inspect.sys on the System (3.0.8 & 3.0.9)
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 04:07:42 PM »
  • Boot in safemode
  • Unistall V3
  • Look for comodo drivers in Device Manager (see quote below)
  • Uninstall any comodo driver in Device manger
  • Remove any comodo inf file from windows\inf hidden directory
  • Remove any comodo driver (cmdGuard.sys,inspect.sys,cmdhlp.sys) from system64(or 32)\drivers
  • Search for any comodo folder and delete it
  • Search for cmdGuard.sys,inspect.sys,cmdhlp.sys in the registry and delete them
  • Install V3 Again
  • Look for comodo drivers in Device Manager (see quote below)
  • Look for comodo drivers (cmdGuard.sys,inspect.sys,cmdhlp.sys) in system64(or 32)\drivers and  backup them
  • Reboot and cross fingers
BTW Look in you windows directory for System32 and System64 folders do you have them both?
If you don't have system32 folder try to create it

Quote from:
To work around this behavior and display devices when you click Show hidden devices:
1.   Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
2.   At a command prompt, type the following command , and then press ENTER:
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
3.   Type the following command a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
start devmgmt.msc
4.   Troubleshoot the devices and drivers in Device Manager.

NOTE: Click Show hidden devices on the View menu in Device Managers before you can see devices that are not connected to the computer.
5.   When you finish troubleshooting, close Device Manager.
6.   Type exit at the command prompt.

Note that when you close the command prompt window, Window clears the devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 variable that you set in step 2 and prevents ghosted devices from being displayed when you click Show hidden devices.

If you are a developer or power user and you want to be able to view devices that are not connected to your computer, set this environment variable globally:
1.   Right-click My Computer.
2.   Click Properties.
3.   Click the Advanced tab.
4.   Click the Environment Variables tab.
5.   Set the variables in the System Variables box.

NOTE: Use this method only for troubleshooting or development purposes, or to prevent users from accidentally uninstalling a required device that is not connected to the computer (such as a USB device or docking station that is not connected to a laptop computer).
« Last Edit: October 07, 2007, 04:38:14 PM by gibran »
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