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I have managed to break my computer again. After running jv16 powertools and cleaning everything (it was dumb I know), the Windows security center does not recognise avast! and Sunbelt Kerio Firewall. These programs are inside Total Uninstall free. Even restoring from the jv16 backups did not help and also uninstalling and reinstalling the programs does not work either. The firewall does not show at all even from the start>All programs menu, but it is on the c:\Program files folder. I have enabled Windows firewall at moment while I am looking for Kerio. I cannot do a format/reinstall of Windows again, I have done that 3 days ago. Sorry but I am very obsessed with registry cleaning and defragmenting. Help.  :sos: Thanks for your kind assistance. :rose:

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Re: SP2 security center does not recognise avast & sunbelt kerio...?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 09:28:05 PM »
a couple of questions ok?


did you do a backup of your hard drive before playing in the reg?

did you do a "restore point" before too?


if so i would try going back on the restore point and use my trick  "on my knees saying i will go to church this sunday if all works"

if that fails then i would think of doing a restore backup?

i make a backup once a month or before a major change

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Re: SP2 security center does not recognise avast & sunbelt kerio...?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006, 03:12:15 PM »
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did you do a backup of your hard drive before playing in the reg?
did you do a "restore point" before too?

Yes I did backup my data and there was a restore point thank God.

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if so i would try going back on the restore point and use my trick  "on my knees saying i will go to church this sunday if all works"
Thanks, mitch, your advice and prayer worked wonders. Everything is working normally for now. I think I must buy something like "Registry for Newbies" and learn more about the registry. And learn to control my moments of temporal insanity.
Thanks again mitch :rose: :rose: :rose: :thumbsup:

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Re: SP2 security center does not recognise avast & sunbelt kerio...?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2006, 04:13:59 PM »
glad it helped !
it cost but i use reg mechanic and has not removed any good stuff for me yet

now do you do a full system backup?

there are several good ones out there ( i use ghost myself)
they can usually burn to several cd's, a external drive, dvd's too


and when you finish up it is like having the "restore disk" that came with most OEM computers ( dell,compaq ect)

i have use my ghost twice and glad i had it
i had a total hard drive failure and within 1 hour  i replaced the hard drive, ran ghost and was back online as of my last backup of 15 days

i had used another backup system and i had trouble with a windows update that killed my system
i had always ran a verify on my burned data but when i really needed it , it failed so shop around and talk to people and make sure your backup works!
any time you play with windows you can have a disaster, but a good backup will sure ease the pain !!!

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Re: SP2 security center does not recognise avast & sunbelt kerio...?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2006, 06:21:27 PM »
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now do you do a full system backup?

No, I do not have a full system backup. I do not know how to go about that, I even cancelled installing  free copies of VMWare and the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit. Things I am sure would save me a lot of grief in my poking around and installing and uninstalling of software. The reinstall of Windows has been the first difficult thing I have done on my pc. I would not know how to go about doing a full system backup and which program to use. I usually need someone to explain even the help files that come with software.  One other thing that is a hinderance is the price of software. If you know of some free backup program and can point me in direction where I can get a simple tutorial on it, I might give it a try. This would be a very opportune time as my system is relatively new, as I have just reinstalled Windows. Thanks, your help is very much appreciated.  :thanks:

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Re: SP2 security center does not recognise avast & sunbelt kerio...?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2006, 08:08:52 PM »
do you have just one drive ( drive C) or do you have another partition or drive?

now i am on a damn tight budget here BUT

i think how much i have in computer stuff
all the software i have installed
all the damn microsoft updates i have downloaded on a dialup

and i think of a crash with the loss of the only pic i had of my daughter

and i said to myself


gee i went online and at e-bay got GHOST for $15
you can get a hard drive pretty cheap, external drive, or do cd's


now that can all be done for less than $200

and there are several trusted backup programs out there

if you have a hard drive then you could back up with MS for free !
and in the event of a total disaster you would have to quickly reload windows to access the backup

now on my site, in XP settings,advanced settings..............................

Advanced Settings

Windows XP PRO has an acceptable backup software, but none in XP HOME. Do this and you can have the heart of the backup for free.
It will NOT back up to more than one CD disk, does not have the ASR ( auto system recovery) but you can backup your system.

To Manually Install the Backup Utility*

   1. Insert the Windows XP CD Rom.
   2. Navigate to CD-ROM Drive:\VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP *
   3. Double-click the Ntbackup.msi file to start the wizard that installs Backup *
   4. When the wizard is complete, click Finish.




To be able to use it you must have a different drive or partition than just the standard C drive! If drive C really got hosed you would have to install Windows to get to install the program to use the backup! That will back your settings and all up to the time you made it and not have to download updates, find where you got programs/patches or how to set XP to do this or that. It does not support auto system recovery. Here is a how to link:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_backup.htm

i have answers for a lot of the standard problems with free info and software ;-D







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Re: SP2 security center does not recognise avast & sunbelt kerio...?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2006, 05:51:33 PM »
Windows XP Home does allow you to use NT Backup, but it's not installed by default.  The installation instructions already provided will install it on Home Edition.

Also, this page may prove helpful:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx

Thanks,

Aaron