I have just had a message on start up which says "cannot find a device file that may be needed to start windows...........etc" I have just down loaded AVAST anti virus and it seems to go round in circles for ages slowing up everything. I still have an out of date Norton installed but am reluctant to uninstall until AVast sorts it self out....can you help
I have Avast on Xp and it works fine,but my mate developed all sorts of problems after he installed it.The only cure we found was to take it off again and that cured him.We did not find where the conflict was.He used XP as well.It obviously does not agree with all programs.
Hi I am on Win 98SE (OE 6.0) and have used AVAST for years. Brilliant program. Wouldn't be without it. Maybe it's the Norton causing the problem?? Have you tried running the System File Checker? Go to Start/ Run type SFC in the box then click OK. You may need your Win CD to replace any missing or corrupt files. Just a thought!
You should have seen a message telling you that conflicts may occur if you run two AV programs together. Avast should work perfectly well on any OS...I have installed it hundreds of times on customer's machines.
My advice is to uninstall Avast, then uninstall Norton (which you may need to get the removal tool from the semantic website in order to do so), give the machine a clean (registry) then put Avast back on.