Amon fails to start - low spec machine

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  1. q1aqza

    q1aqza Registered Member

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    My daughters PC is low spec (PIII 866 with 128 MB RAM running XP SP2). As expected it runs very slow but it has been running KAV 5.0388 on it but I thought I'd give NOD32 a try to see if it helps the performance a little.

    NOD installs fine but AMON doesn't always start. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but after a couple of reboots it generally fails. I notice on the Eset website that this problem can be used by low memory or disk space.

    Is 128MB too low for NOD32?

    BTW, the PC is a Compaq Deskpro Workstation AP250 and memory upgrades seem to be more expensive than the price of a second-hand higher spec PC!! But I did get the PC for free so I can't complain!
     
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    I had computer with 128MB RAM and no problems occurred.
     
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    It's more that it's too low for XP SP2...
     
  4. kjempen

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    Try increasing your virtual memory
     
  5. q1aqza

    q1aqza Registered Member

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    Yeah I know but it does manage to struggle on and afterall it does still run KAV which is supposed to be 'heavier' than NOD ;)

    Thanks, I'll give that a try.
     
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    It is, but that doesn't mean that XP always likes to play nicely :)
    How did you go increasing the virtual memory - can you tell if it has helped?
     
  7. q1aqza

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    My daughter was in bed asleep by the time I got home from work last night, I'll have to try another evening. I'm not worried about doing urgently as I'd already shown her how to manually start it - and when it is manually started it it stays on until the PC is rebooted.

    I'll report back how it goes.
     
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    Try to see NOD32's Event log. Maybe you can find why AMON isn't starting automatically.
     
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    It may be worth looking @ Services (services.msc) to see if the NOD32 Kernel Service is set to Startup type: Automatic. The Recovery tab should also have Restart the Service for all failures.
     
  10. CyberMew

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    So your computer now has KAV and NOD32 on it? You didn't say that you uninstall KAV so I assumed you now have both AV activated?
     
  11. q1aqza

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    I had previoulsy checked it and I think all it said was something like resident protection failed to start {or words to that effect}

    Thanks, another thing I can try

    I'm not that daft :D I definitely uninstalled KAV first
     
  12. q1aqza

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    I tried increasing the swap file and checked that the service was set at auto. But o I guess it was just a stretch too far for the low RAM.

    I decided to restore the acronis image I took before I uninstalled KAV and have put it back as it was. Thanks to those for the tips I did receive though.
     
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