Having used the excellent Zone Alarm for some years,I've developed a problem after a forced shutdown due to a powercut.Running Scandisk showed no Disk errors ..lost chains etc;But on firing up my Internet connection the browser closed with the "vsmon.exe caused Invalid Page Fault message.This was followed by "True Vector Internet Monitor has shut down.Both these files relate to the Zonelabs files that make up Zone Alarm.These events lead to my ports being open to the "script kiddies".I run a dual boot system with Windows98 running lean and mean on my primary Hard Drive and XP Home on my secondary drive.The XP system is running perfectly.Having uninstalled Zone Alarm and checked the registry to make sure no surplus file references remained..I reinstalled Z/A still to have the error messages appearing less frequently but still causing annoying shutdowns of Z/A occasionaly.Has anyone else had this experience or knows of a workaround to save extensive reinstallation of Windows98.Any advice most welcome Regards Taylor44
With Win98 boot your computer and keep tapping F8 until you get a menu. Choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only and press Enter. When you get to the C:\ prompt type scanreg /restore and press Enter. You will then get a list of dates of previous boots. Choose a date before the problem ocurred and press Enter. and reboot.
Thanks for response "sattman" Have checked system files and all seem o/k.I know Windows can be a querky beast and that a reinstall might be the cnly complete cure in the end...Thanks again for your response ......taylor44
Thanks"johnny" Tried the Scanreg option earlier and System File Checker also showed no missing files.Obviously something deep in the Windows system still causing the problem.Looks like a reinstall is in the pipeline to cure this one....Thanks again....Taylor44
Understood what you were suggesting regarding restoring to a known stable point after reboot..Tried this but still didn't resolve the error messages..Thanks again for your help but it looks like it's a deep one ...it's looking like only a good clear out will sort this issue....Regards ....taylor44
Thanks Stuart for your response.Have already installed the newest version and went for the clean install option to save carrying over any corrupted settings from original...Still didn't cure problem..Followed your link to Tek tips site regarding the Vsmon.exe issues.Followed all advice and problem resolved...Thanks for the link Stuart and thanks again to all suggestions from everyone Best Regards...Taylor44
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