I have a fresh XP SP2 Pro install, with avast, firefox, ie7 and only the usual things.
There is and old XP installation also on this hardware. This old installation had been infected and slowed down, but works without problems also with CPF and avast.
But on the new partition comodo refuses to do anything. I installed it more times, removed also several times, and sometimes it starts to work, but just now it is frozen. It means I cannot start/stop it, I cannot switch on/off any feature it has, even I cannot change any settings (or it has no real effect). It displays the message “reinstall may help”, but I have tried it more times, without success. The logs are empty. I don’t know if it protects the host, but maybe the actual configuration is active - yes, I’m not sure. The monitors are off - by the GUI.
(Just remember, the same software works on the old XP).
Is this related to the fact that SystemRoot is not on c:, isn’t it?
There is a problem reported with the latest nforce 3 network driver, so maybe this problem is related to the device driver, I don’t know. I did have some problems with installing the network driver - but it seems ok now.
So please help me to be able to use CPF again.
I’m not entirely sure I follow you here, so would you provide a little more information please. You say you have two installations of XP on your PC, could you tell us where they are installed?
The ‘root’ of drive C:\ is where all Windows based installations of MS operating systems place their system files. They are:
ntldr - the NT Boot loader NTDETECT.com - Hardware detection
Boot.ini - Defines the location of the NT boot files i.e. points to where the ‘Windows’ folder is (assuming you haven’t changed the name of this folder)
You also mentioned that your system had been ‘infected’; what was the cause of the infection and is it completely fixed?
I have two harddisks, and a lot of partitions. Of course, the old XP installed on c:, on the first disk. The second XP is installed onto the second disk and windows automatically gave him a drive letter: n:.
So ntldr and all the boot files (boot.ini, ntdetect.com) are located on the first disk, but SystemRoot is c: for the old installation and n: for the new one (the system root disk is defined in boot.ini, like this: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2) or similar).
The infection was something named Virtumonde and was removed using a linux rescue boot disk (Trinity rescue kit). I think it is completely removed.
Strange, just now comodo works, but I don’t know what will happen next time.
I seem to recall that CFP resists running on a drive other than c:\
However, I could be wrong.
Are you booting to this n:\ drive, or to c:\ ?
If you have a complete OS on n:\ will you do the following?
While running the OS on n:, go to start/run, type “devmgmt.msc”
Go to View/Show Hidden Devices, then scroll to NonPlugNPlay Drivers. Look for Comodo Application Agent, Comodo Network Agent. If they are not both there and in good working order, that is part of the problem.
Well, believe it or not, I think you’re right this time. And it caused that disabled monitors deal. (Hey look! Pan’s in this one too! :D). At least that’s what I’ve gathered from other users with the common base. But I’ve also seen a user reported it was installed on a different drive letter without such related issues. I just can’t seem to find those threads…
To be clear:
sometimes it works without problem, sometimes not - using the same operating system. So It can run on N:\ without problems, but just now it is frozen. (On C:\ it works every time). So the GUI is completely locked, monitors are off.
The two hidden devices Comodo Application Agent, Comodo Network Agent are there and seem ok - I don’t know anything about the order.
It can be also related to the bug I reported: Comodo recognizes n:\ as c:0\ (in app monitor control), in component monitor it is ok.
Will you file a ticket with Support, to see if they can confirm whether or not CFP will work properly when not installed on c:\ ?
I am almost 100% certain that I have read that in the forums, but I cannot find it now. Perhaps “Search Maestro” soyabeaner can, but I haven’t had luck. And apparently my personal memory leaks are getting worse as I age. But I’m sure I remember that…