EasyBCD 1.52 UI Freeze

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
Staff member
#1
All this talk of Ubuntu in the other thread prompted me to take a look at my EasyBCD module (and update it).

A glitch that I noticed when I first installed the earlier versions and thought was probably temporary is still bugging me.

When I call up EasyBCD I can only click one option (i.e. only go to one place) then the interface freezes and I can't go anywhere else, except to dismiss it altogether.

I hate to confess that out of curiosity I did try "the competition" bootloader and it worked fine, so it must be a coding problem. But, as you know, your bootloader is the only one of the two that can handle Linux, or so I believe.

Help me Obi-Wan-Kenobe (a.k.a. C.G.) you are my only hope. (With apologies to Star Wars). :tongueout:oint: :scared:


P.S. I did report this before with an earlier edition and we established that it is not a McAfee security software issue plus I do have .net 2.0. The only workaround was to minimise/maximise between each action which is not satisfactory.
So something is bugging it. It's installed in the same partiton as the boot sector: XP, partiton 0, disk 0.

Original thread: http://neosmart.net/forums/index.php?gettopic=250

I had exactly the same problem with EMC Retrospect Express HD backup software UI, but now it works. I'm wondering if some M$ update somewhere along the line screwed things up.
 

Ex_Brit

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#2
False alarm...after a couple of boots it's back working like it should....case closed.
 

mqudsi

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#3
Do you have any screenshots of this "issue?"
 

Ex_Brit

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#4
Not now I don't but they wouldn't have helped much anyway. The module looked like it normally does. it's Ok now so it must have been something in my machine that was causing it to act that way.
 

Ex_Brit

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#5
It's back to freezing today..I wonder what causes that? I also tried Options/Automated MBR Backup. I get a "clunk" sound (the one that usually tells you that whatever you've just pressed isn't going anywhere) and the interface briefly flashes but I can't find the backup anywhere in my documents.
There must be a process in my machine that it doesn't like. Tried disabling McAfee VirusScan...no change.
The only other clue I get is sometimes when I restore from the "minimised to taskbar" state, the interface is completely blacked out except for the frame. It eventually emerges OK.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#6
This is the same machine and same Windows install (i.e. you haven't formatted) as the last time you had these UI problems?
 

Ex_Brit

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#7
Yes it is - my main XP Pro, and I was just going to post to apologise. I should have continued with the original thread.

The only difference now is that the other application that was freezing only does it on occasion since its latest update (Retrospect Express HD).

There has to be some process going on but I see nothing in Event Viewer, Task Manager etc.

I can live with it (minimise/maximise to get it to take) but it is annoying.

Anyway, it obviously isn't an Easy BCD issue. I just wish I could find out what it is I have on my machine that noone else seems to have!

It's version 1.52.2550.18717 by the way.

Here's all my installed stuff:

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Date 2007-04-15
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#8
Get SpyBot Search & Destroy from http://www.spybot.info/ and run a complete scan of your system.

temporary uninstall McAffee and install Avast from http://avast.com/

Run a full scan in safe mode.

If that doesn't solve it - it's a software incompatibility with one of your programs.. you have so many, i wouldn't know where to begin.

topic moved - not an EasyBCD bug at all
 

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
Staff member
#9
Thanks....I'll work on it.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#12
Hi Jack...

I'm not sure I understand your post. Mind expanding a bit?