After a format & reinstall of XP, drivers & Avira AV i used Paragon Drive Backup to create a backup of the new C: (no firewall installed)
Decided to give CPF another try (as explained near end of post) installed ok & was gettin used to the alerts etc then i decided to do a offline defrag with Perfectdisk, with CPF installed this was impossible as PD always reported that the drive was locked by a driver & it couldn’t defrag. The only new app i installed after my backup of C: was CPF
I know that some apps that install drivers (ie styleXP, some versions of zonealarm) can block the offline defrag but in this case it down to CPF
Restored the C: backup i had made & Perfectdisk worked ok.
I been usin CPF with Avira for a few days prior to all this then i made the mistake of tryin to update my nvidia mobo & graphics drivers, after a reboot XP always froze at the found new hardware wizard & no amount of safe mode or repair installs helped. I think that CPF didn’t like the fact the builtin network ports had vanished & was lockin the system but i might be wrong.
Any chance the devs can check this out as it the only thing that holdin me back from usin CPF (at the mo i back usin Outpost 3.51)
XP sp2, PerfectDisk 8, Avira Premium here…no serious conflicts either (although this latest update is a royal pain in my keester).
However, I have had similar issues in the past with updating similar drivers (Intel/NVidia) due to conflicts with then current software…so not too surprised somethings clashing w/ modo.
How’s Paragon? Recommend? (sorry - off topic)
All i know is that the clean image with just Avira on it offline defrags ok but if i then install CPF (latest version) then try to do a offline defrag it fails.
Tried settin all PD’s exe files as trusted in D+ & in the trusted software vendors section
axl, i usin Avira Security Suite with the firewall & mailguard not installed & Perfectdisk 9 2008 Pro
Comofo, I never had the lockup prob before when uninstallin the drivers, only real change on system was Avira & CPF, by lockup i mean that mouse & keyboard dont work at all, thought it might have been USB driver that got corrupted so tried with a PS/2 mouse & keyboard but no go
I recommend Paragon Drive Backup 8.51 on XP (think it works on VistaME lol but not sure) Unlike True Image it just works & isn’t as buggy as Arconis’s app, if the restore CD dont work U can email them if U registered & they will send U a another version (based on Bart/PE i think)
Would love to use CPF again as i fed up with all the constant disk readin\writin that OP does (loggin off) to it’s ini files etc.
Curious about D+ setting (clean pc, train w/safe, etc)
I’m just a student here but lowering the Defense setting has eased a thing or two for me before.
I think were running similar machines. Recently I was (almost from sheer boredom + a unquenchable desire for improvement) updating drivers (multimedia keyboard wasn’t right, graphics card was due, bios update & so on) and I suffered the granddaddy of all crashes. When I booted back up neither mouse nor keyboard worked…so I feel your pain. :’(
Vista…sure…as soon as I install another 11gbs ram and octuple-core 43ghz processor (:TNG).
Firewall was set to train with safe mode & so was D+, i even tried disabling D+ by movin the slider right down & also tickin the disable D+ completely check box & rebootin then settin a offline defrag & rebootin again, always the same message that drive cant be locked as a driver is blockin it.
I usually stick with the last drivers i d\l, thought i would update both the nvidia mobo & graphics drivers ( i tend to stick to v9x.xx of the graphics drivers as i hate the drops in framerate & hideous new control panel in the newer ones)
Just not long used Paragon to back up this system again after a few changes & just outa curiosity restored the clean XP with drivers, Avira & Perfectdisk, setup a offline defrag & it works.
Then installed CPF & used PC for a hour or so then did a couple o reboots & setup a defrag, got the error message again, weird how it works for Urself & others but not for me on a clean fresh system ???
I am facing identical probs here…Perfect Disk 2008 just refuses to perform boottime defrag…uninstalling CPF(latest version)fixes the prob…but surely there must be a soln somewhere…both progs are my favs can’t do without any so just bearing and grinning with hopes of a solution!
Perfect Disk support does list a problem with CPF(problem with some inspect.sys file)…but following directions didn’t help either http://www.raxco.com/support/kb_detail.cfm?kbid=706&prod=1&ver=2008
Mmkay, just did a reboot with a PerfectDisk 2008 Offline defrag on both SCSI drives in da box.
C:, the system drive, had no problems.
D:, the drive where I install most of the utils, had a problem, a message about the drive not being “dirty”, but nevertheless, defrag could not continue.
I would estimate that there is something with CFP 3.0 file protection code that is locking the entire drive and not allowing the PerfectDisk defrag to continue.
Good thing I had CFP installed on a drive other than the system drive to isolate the problem!