Posted 03 November 2007 - 07:44 AM
I have just set up an older computer on 2K pro sp4 loaded over 98SE using fat32 (yes I know the benefits of NTSF, but prefer fat32 for reasons of my own). I loaded Foxfire, AVG, ran AVG, found and deleted several virii. Loaded Zonealarm. Loaded Adaware SE Personal, ran and deleted several adware programs, loaded Spybot S&D.
Spybot S&D loaded normally up to the point where it should start up. It would not start up. No error messages, task manager showed it not responding. I shut down to reboot, but windows came up to just before the log in and shut down and rebooted. Would not boot into safe mode, only kept rebooting in normal mode.
Re-installed W2k using the repair option. Booted windows, ran a full scan with AVG came up clean, ran adaware came up clean. Tried to start Spybot, would not start. Uninstalled Spybot, deleted Spybot installer, downloaded new spybot, ran setup, did fine until time to start up, would not start.
I made sure all instances of Spybot were closed in task manager, ran AVG and Adaware again, rebooted and at least I was able to reboot this time. Ran Trend Housecall, it deleted a few things. Tried spybot again and still would not start.
Everything else seems to work fine, but do you have any idea why Spybot S&D will not start? I have used this program for years on all computers and never seen this problem before. Any help would be appreciated.