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Win ME & NAV 2005 - Slow boot after install

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Clayton53, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. Clayton53

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    Hi
    I am using Win Me, and after installing Norton Anti Virus 2005, there is a spot where the reboot slows down/stops for about 30 seconds. I have been communicating with Norton cust. serv., to no avail. I have tried unchecking NAV files through the msconfig utility - as per NAV, but it doesn't go away, even though I uncheck everything. The only thing that makes it return to previous normal reboot speed, is to uninstall NAV. Is there any solution for this?
    If there is a solution, maybe somebody could respond to my e-mail address? Is that kosher?
    [email protected]
    Thank you.
    Clayton
     
  2. funkdmonkey

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    Im having the same problem but on xp. There doesnt appear to be any solution, 2005 has some horrible compatibility issues.
    Maybe someone can help you, but i think i speak for everyone in these forums when i say get a different antivirus, preferably AVG.
     
  3. Clayton53

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    Any reason you mention AVG? I tried the free/basic version for a while. I don't know, is their protection for e-mail and worms etc. supposed to be as good as NAV?
    Anyhow, then I upgraded to Norton Systemworks for a few years, and this time got the NAV 2005 free, from Office Depot; a rebate for buying TurboTax there. BTW, I didn't have this trouble when I was updating the anti-virus module from within Systemworks. It started when I got the stand alone NAV 2005.
    I have also used McAfee, but didn't like their interface, etc.
     
  4. 911

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    I have never had anything but problems with Norton products. NAV crashed every time I needed to do a System Restore and needed to be removed (ENTIRELY) and reinstalled, then a mess of updates downloaded, etc. 4 times in 3 months convinced me to get rid of it, and I find that AVG runs perfectly without any problems.
     
  5. Clayton53

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    Well, NAV in itself, runs Ok. There's just this boot-up thing going on.
    Are you using the basic AVG, or a paid version. If paid, how much is the annual subscription, or definition updates or whatever they call it?
     
  6. 911

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    I am using Free AVG. It automatically updates the virus definitions daily. Never had a single problem or viral infection.
     
  7. Clayton53

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    Hmm... are you using anything in addition, like Spybot, or Spyblaster etc?
    I guess seeing as I essentially got this for nothing, I wouldn't be "out" anything to give AVG another run.
     
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    I am also using both Spybot and Ad-Aware. They find things that are not viruses. Most Antivirus programs do not find spyware, and I feel that I need both.
     
  9. Clayton53

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    Ok. Thanks for the info. I've d/led AVG again and will give it a try.
    Clayton
     
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