Same (or very similar) problem here.
Windows Vista Business 32bit, SP1
Tried to install Comodo Internet Security, and on reboot after the installation I got the same result, Windows hanging indefinitely on the loading bar.
Going back to the last known good configuration lets me start up Vista successfully and it left me with Comodo installed, but with a System status of: “Comodo IS is being initialized… Please wait…”
After some time I got the following result:
“The Defense+ is not functioning properly!
Please run diagnostics…”
Running diagnostics asks me to restart after it fixes something and it gets me back where I was, Windows not booting up, but hanging on the loading bar.
Looking at the event logs, it seems to me that when starting up, Windows doesn’t even get to the point of starting the event logger when it just hangs there with the loading bar.
I’ve found 2 of these Warning entries in the event log that are logged before restarting after the installation of CIS:
“Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.”
Note that this might have nothing to do with this specific situation as I’ve found other, unrelated occurrences of the same entry.
My first question is, is there a way to disable Defense+, but leave the Firewall and the AV running?
I am a newbie to CIS, so any help is appreciated!
I really don’t want to go back and reinstall ZoneAlarm and AVG…