Cannot Enter Shadow Mode - Shadow Defender

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  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

    Jan 14, 2006

    I posted in SD forum but there does not seem to be any activity so I wonder if any SD users can help me please

    I am trialling latest version Shadow Defender ....320. I am using Win XP SP3.

    When I click on mode setting it shows 3 shields in yellow for a) c drive b) F drive (Flash Drive) c) H drive (External Hard)

    Sometimes these are all ticked if they are I untick all but the c drive, then click on Enter Shadow Mode after which a box pops up with some activity Then another which says Operation Completed. However there is no Shadow Mode Logo showing at the top of the page and the C drive shield remains yellow. In other words it is not in Shadow mode.

    Sometimes if I repeat the foregoing several times I can get it to go into Shadow Mode, but more often than not it won't

    I have reinstalled it countless times, Any ideas what I am doing wrong or is it a known problem?

    Thank you

  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Sep 20, 2003
    I haven't seen this problem, but I'd email Tony at the support address as well as posting in the forum

  3. Tony

    Tony Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Cumbria, England
    I dont know if this is any help, but have you tried installing as administrator, run as administrator?
  4. pegr

    pegr Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    You're not running Panda Cloud Antivirus by any chance are you? I saw this behaviour when I was trialling Panda.

    It seems to happen when an application is holding on to some files on a partition that you want to protect. In the case of Panda, the solution was to disable real-time AV protection before enabling Shadow Mode then enable it again afterwards.

    I don't know if this is the same as your problem, but it may help.
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