I have recently been trying to reinstall CFP (the latest version available, x32) on Windows XP. After installation, I restart the computer and it gets stuck on the black Windows screen indefinitely (I have left it there for 20 minutes). I can restart and enter Safe Mode to remove the Firewall, and Windows starts fine.
This occurs with or without Defence+ enabled. It is most likely due to registry entries left over from a previous install (I removed it a while ago for reasons I have since forgotten, and am now unable to reinstall it). I haver tried cleaning the registry with CCleaner.
I have AVG 7.5 installed as an antivirus. I am a full administrator. There is no other, and has not been another firewall installed on this computer.
Hmm… I’ll need to look into it further. (Quick Reply)
You might try making sure that (Stop All Activities until comodo fully loaded) is un-ticked under the Defense+ security level and also exiting from Comodo Firewall before uninstalling it.
Not sure what you mean by the (Stop All Activities until comodo fully loaded) check box.
Additional info: I originally removed the firewall because Windows Firewall wasn;t detecting it, and it had the message that it wasn’t functioning properly, so I tried a reinstall (and my computer wouldn’t restart). Not sure what the problem was though.
I’m new to this forum. I’m a newbie when it comes to computers. I’m having the same problem but I have Vista. I could really use some help please. When I boot up my computer, I get a black screen with the mouse pointer and that’s it. The mouse pointer doesn’t even move. So I’ve just been unplugging the computer and going into safe mode and tried to uninstall Comodo and I get this error message ‘Could not load C:\programfiles\comodo\firewall\cfpres.dll PLease check if application install has this file. Aborting application.’
Every time I try to open Comodo, I get this message. I tried add/remove programs and that didn’t work. I ran CCCleaner and I get the same message. And in safe mode, I can’t get dsl for the internet.
I’m still unable to find a solution to your issue with the information you’ve provided. Can you tell me what other programs you’re running on your machine? Download Managers etc? Have you tried disabling or uninstalling AVG or any system management software you have running?
Perhaps there’s some sort of conflict. You are running as an Administrator instead of Limited User aren’t you?
Hi, It’s me again. I uninstalled AVG and that seemed to allow the computer to boot up normally. But I’m still getting the error message 'could not load c:\progamfiles\comodo\firewall\cfpres.dll Please check if application install has this file. Can someone help me to resolve this. I need something easy to understand. To be honest I didn’t understand the other responses or even how to implement them. Thanks again.
Did you delete the leftover Comodo files and directories and cleaned the registry before reinstalling CPF?
You can clean your registry using ccleaner found at www.ccleaner.com which will remove any invalid entries in your registry and clear any temporary files you have. (In the Settings tab on ccleaner click advanced and uncheck “Only delete temp files older than 48 hours”.
Thanks for your response. I did this but keep getting the same error message. I even tried to do a system restore to before I had this problem and it said it couldn’t complete it because there was some type of error.