So I install MS SteadyState and as near as I can tell I never enabled it but...

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by ratchet, Oct 16, 2007.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Shutdowns and reboots took several minutes so I uninstalled it. It had returned startup and shutdown to the classic view from the xp view (I think, could be visa/versa) and it was still doing that after the uninstall but I had created a restore point before I started so everything is back to normal. It kind of bums me out because I was going to occasionally use it but not at the cost of the slow boots, even though that is only a couple times/week. Anyone else experience this?
     
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    Hi ratchet, it is a known problem. I figured they would have fixed it by now. I haven't checked their forum in a while. I forgot to mention it when I suggested SteadyState. I don't believe the older version had the problem. It was called Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit.

    I've read a few posts with suggestions for a fix from MS and then some other fixes from forum users that seemed risky. Again, I'm sorry that I didn't warn you. I was hoping it was a rare problem :( .

    innerpeace
     
  3. ratchet

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    No problem, it was no big deal, although I was getting really nervous looking at nothing but the blue screen for awhile (lol). I thought maybe it would boot normally after the first boot so I did another restart and it did it again. Like I mentioned in my original post, I'm sure I never even went into a virtual mode. I was going to install the free anti-malwares from Authentium that my ISP provides and check them out. I tried installing them inside Sandboxie, however, toward the end of the setup, Sandboxie said it couldn't load a file. Then every time I tried to Delete the Sb Contents the textbox about the file would pop up (at that point of the install there wasn't a cancel tab). I finally was able to delete the files in the sandbox.
     
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    Somebody posted here in the past a trick that worked well on my system. It was to dsiable autostart of one of its serevice( provided u are only using its instant recovery feature and not the shared users access feature).
    I used it for many weeks as an instant recovery feature and it worked well.
    Only problem was that it will protect only C and need a big space.

    A very nice feature is that u can kepp changes after a reboot and discard them whenever needed( so it,s good to test software that need a reboot) but if u get a power reset or BSOD u will loose the changes in anyway.
     
  5. ratchet

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    Just sounds like the ideal thing for running an occasional test. Really don't need most of its features. I'll keep an eye on their forum, it wasn't available last night.
     
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