Bad disc causes crash annoyance



Aly
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
I thought i would make use of a free antivirus program on a magazine cover
disc. (panda antivirus). Once it had loaded i restarted the machine as asked
and it just kept on restarting but never loading the desktop. I was told to
restart in safe mode and remove the faulty program using 'add/remove
programs' which i did. This worked and it seemed ok. But now, the system is
very unstable and keeps restarting. When i look at the error report it always
says the same thing : Description:
The Panda Process Protection Driver service failed to start due to the
following error: The system cannot find the file specified.
Please would someone help me out!!

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
I would suggest uninstalling the Panda antivirus and
install an alternative program. I use Avast! antivirus
and it is excellent...and FREE!
http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html

I would also suggest running a disk cleanup and checkdisk
before installing the program:

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp

How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Aly" wrote:

| I thought i would make use of a free antivirus program on a magazine cover
| disc. (panda antivirus). Once it had loaded i restarted the machine as asked
| and it just kept on restarting but never loading the desktop. I was told to
| restart in safe mode and remove the faulty program using 'add/remove
| programs' which i did. This worked and it seemed ok. But now, the system is
| very unstable and keeps restarting. When i look at the error report it always
| says the same thing : Description:
| The Panda Process Protection Driver service failed to start due to the
| following error: The system cannot find the file specified.
| Please would someone help me out!!


Bad disc causes crash annoyance