February 5th, 2003 05:03 PM
I just installed Outpost to test it (I was running ZA). To this point I am impressed, but one issue I am having is, when I shut it down it abends:
I am running this on Win95 (I know, don't ask, I have to support it) on a Compaq m300 laptop Pentium III.
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdown.
OUTPOST caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at etc..etc..etc..
Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Any ideas or suggestions on how to resolve it?
February 5th, 2003 06:56 PM
The only time I have had outpost do that is when I was running a network application, outpost was stuck at a prompt asking if I wanted to allow the connection or deny it, and then I shut down outpost...GPF every time. Maybe it is confused about app settings or maybe your computer is attempting to make a connection somewhere when it shuts down?
Another thing that did cause problems with outpost was when I was using a VPN client that had a built in firewall (it wasn't obvious that it was built in) and then the two would fight.. You might want to check to see if anything else you have is acting like a firewall (maybe antivirus?).
Have you tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it or deleting all your application rules?
Good luck, I think you will be much happier with outpost's granularity.
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February 5th, 2003 07:12 PM
Thanks nebulus, I have tried several things which include shutting down all other apps before trying to unload outpost, same result. I am not running a VPN client on this machine but I am running AV. I'll try to shut that down then bring down outpost.
February 5th, 2003 07:48 PM
I have run into this problem as well. At one time, my VPN client's "built-in" firewall was fighting with Outpost just as neb said. You might want to check to see if you have multiple instances of Outpost running by doing a Ctrl + Alt + Del and checking the Task Mgr. If you do, shut them all down and try running the app again, then shutting it down to see if you get the error again. Otherwise, try running the "check for updates" option. That bailed me out once.
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February 5th, 2003 08:17 PM
Thanks t2k2, I tried the suggestions that both you and nebulus gave, but with no success. I believe I am fubared anyway's, I just dug this up on the outpost website:
Now, I tried what they recommended and it still crashed. I'll keep working on it but I think the only way around it is to ditch 95.
GPF during PC shutdown under Win95
Workaround (unverified): Select “Exit and Shutdown Outpost” from Outpost’s systray menu before PC shutdown.
Status: No plans to fix it as support of Win95 will be abandoned.
February 27th, 2003 09:10 PM
Im not to keen on outpost and fixing any associated problems, but was wondering if you can write a review up on it and then maybe pm me the link?