Mcafee wont run anymore, Help
Posted 29 April 2006 - 11:21 AM
anyway i installed ccleaner on my pc running xp pro and i ran one cleaner scan and deleted all files it found, i did not run the reg scan and mcaffee is missing crucial parts of the program. when i uninstall and reinstall mcaffe security center (free from msn premium) the mcafee install program locks up every time. this same scenerio happened on another xp machine i have. on that one, i thought it was the ccleaner reg cleaner that caused the problem so i installed both programs on the new system and it the same conflict happened after one file cleaning scan and delete. i have not been able to use mcaffee since installing so i did a system restore and am a bit leary of running ccleaner again. i really do like the program though.
Any suggestions, anyone else have this same trouble?
Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:45 PM
Make sure your installing Mcaffee in the default location.
Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:54 PM
Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:58 PM
Also if it isn't working after uninstall and then reinstall it could be because of a left over McAfee program folder, McAfee registry entries (it sure as hell won't remove all those), or you need to install under an Admin account, or your registry permissions need to be fixed.
Now that you've stated that try to install McAfee on the C:\ drive and see if it works. I previously had some of my audio programs refuse to work when trying to run them on my D:\ drive - they flat out wouldn't do jack s**t on drive D:\.
well, i do use seperate partitions c is my windows partition d is program files etc. and e is strictly my swap file partition could this possibly be the problem? everything installs to the d partition including ccleaner and mcafee both my affected computers have this partition scheme.
Posted 29 April 2006 - 04:34 PM
ill keep trying and ill try the suggestions
ill report later and thanks for being so prompt!!
ccleaner IS a great program
and so are the people of its forums
Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:35 AM
well ccleaner took outsomething from mcafee. it was probably no big deal mcafee would have kept running fine. but, me being the way i am, i tryed to reinstall mcafee and thats where my problems started. i had installed ie7 beta weeks earlier. thats where my problem really was. the beta of ie7 would not allow me to reinstall mcafee. the version of mcafee which i used uses msn browser to install (and its based on the latest ie you have installed) so i tryed to install mcafee w/ ie7 beta and that is not compatible w mcafee. only if mcafee is already installed. so....ccleaner was just doing what it does well and not to blame for my trouble. just a microsoft beta product which i shldnt have been using anyway .
ccleaner is a good product
please feel free to remove my post as it really probably wont help many people out there and is sort of off topic.
Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:13 PM
Nah, your thread should stay until the next round of maintenance because someone else on the web may actually find the info useful if they face a similiar situation.