I had been using PAF 5 for some time on a Windows 98 machine (AMD K6-2 CPU, 188 MB RAM) when it began to lock up the machine. The following transactions: - FileOpen... - FileSave As... - FileNew
will work about half the time when they are the first operation of a non-maximized application window.If the application window is maximized, or I try to execute a second file operation, the system hangs up 100% of the time. By "hang" I mean: - The progress bar moves about 10% of the way across the status bar and stops, - From this point on, the mouse will still move the cursor, but no other user input elicits a response, including .
After this started, I downloaded the latest version, which is 188.8.131.52 from the FamilySearch site, uninstalled the prior version, and re-installed.This made no difference. I then uninstalled it, edited the Registry, and found a key in the [HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareLDS Church] hive that had not been removed. I deleted it and proceded to install PAF 5 again. No difference.
During one of the times it was working, I used it to run - FileCheck & Repair
against my old database, but it found no errors.As I said above, I cannot even create a new database from scratch without it hanging my OS.
I found a note on the FamilySearch troubleshooting guide that viruses caused PAF to mis-behave.I installed McAfee VirusScan 8.0 and scanned the whole disk drive, but it found nothing.No other application is having any difficulty at all.
I can find no mention of this problem in this forum, nor anywhere else on the Internet, and am considering formatting the hard drive and attempting a re-install of Windows.Has anyone else seen this behavior, or know how to troubleshoot it? ============================================================ Bob Lynchboblynch@mcmsys.com