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Not being a computer wiz.... I do know that Vista (remember that OS?) has a "reset to factory" setting in it's restore app.

If you select it, it asks you several times "Are you sure?" because it does a complete wipe of the C: drive and then reinstalls the Vista OS to factory new condition. Any data you have is wiped clean so you should save it before you do the restore to factory.

I'm not sure if newer OS's still have that in them, but I found it to be really handy to restore a few computers my kids were using when they managed to get them cram packed full of junk.

My Dell music laptop has it.


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I'm squatting in your basic tall cotton!

Btw, I did NOT require a Product Key for Windows 7, it's a full install.

It is much faster and the earlier problems appear to have been solved!

Color me elated (but try to stay within the lines).

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Awesome!!

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Great news Don!


Why is it that the people who tell me to calm down are the ones who tick me off in the first place!

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Glad you got your computer going Don.


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Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle
Glad you got your computer going Don.

Jim,

I spoke too soon.

I tried to launch BIAB yesterday for the first time since upgrading to Windows 10 and it locks up at the splash screen and the little spinner is perpetually spinning.

I tried reinstalling but that didn't help.

Next, I uninstalled and reinstalled from scratch. Still nothing.

Anyone have any ideas?

TIA

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Yes.

My next idea is to uninstall (again) then remove all references to BIAB from the registry before reinstalling the program.

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You probably need only to reinstall biab only,untick everything else in list.

Another tip is to go into exclussions in anti virus and disable virus scanning for the bb folder, really speeds up biab startup time,at least does in my avast.

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Another tip is to go into exclussions in anti virus and disable virus scanning for the bb folder, really speeds up biab startup time,at least does in my avast.

Musiclover

Right. We did some testing in another thread about startup times, and this makes a considerable difference.


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Another tip is to go into exclussions in anti virus and disable virus scanning for the bb folder, really speeds up biab startup time,at least does in my avast.

Musiclover

Right. We did some testing in another thread about startup times, and this makes a considerable difference.

Matt,

I'm using Avast (free version) and I don't see an option called "exclusions" or similar. Your suggestion sounds like my problem exactly. BB hangs after splash screen.

Compound that with my being unfamiliar with Windows 10. I used to know how to configure Avast but the directory tree is missing in W10.

My boot time today was 47 seconds but I hit a brick wall trying to launch BB. So far, it's the only program affected. Interestingly, it is a new phenomenon since upgrading to W10.

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Someone using Avast (free): how do you exclude a folder?


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Man oh man. Two steps forward and one step back for you. Really sorry you're having this problem.

When I installed 10 the first thing I did was open Biab and it opened right up, I had to do absolutely nothing but double click the icon. I also have Avast but I did write about how I had to completely uninstall it before Win 10 would install. But after that I put Avast back on and no issues whatsoever. Maybe completely uninstall it and give that a shot. Sometimes A/V software can really mess things up. Look at Furry with Panda.

As far as the directory tree, it's there just like 7. Click on the Explorer icon in your taskbar and you'll see the tree on the left. Click on This PC and all your drives appear in the window to the right then double click on your C drive and the familiar directory tree appears. Or, just hover your mouse over the words This PC and the > symbol appears to the left. Click that and the tree appears vertically there without appearing in the window to the right.

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Bob,

Thanks for tossing out a lifeline. I'll try that and post back after lunch.

Fingers crossed.

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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
Someone using Avast (free): how do you exclude a folder?


Click the little wheel gear top right of avast main GUi, you will find Exclusions on tha general tab that opens, just set your path for the bb folder ...probably wise to do it fro Realband as well.

Sometimes I scratch my hair out, what little of it is left to find one of these options in Avast, as they keep hiding it deeper in each new version.

Don if problems persists have you tried running the main install for biab only (even try the latest biab update first) ...leaving the multitude of other options to install stuff unticked, in the install dialog. I have had this problem in past and this seemed to cure it, with the avast exclusion speeding the launch of biab.

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Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
Bob,

Thanks for tossing out a lifeline. I'll try that and post back after lunch.

Fingers crossed.

Don

No joy! I was so hopeful!

I completely uninstalled Avast AND BB then reinstalled BB only. It still won't launch! Color me blue and utterly frustrated.

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