ZA Pro 7.0.483.00 appears to cause my Win XP/SP2 system to freeze soon after it loads from booting.
If ZAP is loaded and I activate my modem for an Internet connection (e.g., to register and download updates) then it locks up before the line connection is completed!
The power must be turned off and on in order to reboot!
Here are the particulars of what I am doing.
This is a brand new HW system that has never had an OS or apps installed.
I've done a clean install of XP/SP2, but I have not applied any of the intervening Microsoft updates that have been released since this SP2 distribution CD was prepared.
Since I only have dial-up I am trying to minimize my exposure online (for loading lots of various updates) until I at least have a my ZAP firewall instaled.
I am using ZAP 7.0.483 because I ran into serious problems recently with 8.0 on another SP2 system and had to revert to 7.
I have Norton AV 2009 installed (up to date) but I only have the AV functions activated - not its "firewall" or spyware detection.
Interestingly, ZAP's "Anti-virus Monitoring" is ON but it does not detect and register the presence of NAV on the system in "Status".
There are no error/warning messages of any type or obvious conflicts with NAV (or vice versa) - the machine just locks up.
Since the system locks up while my dial-up connection is authenticating
with the ISP, I cannot register ZAP or download the updates that have come out since its July release.
I also wonder if there are some specific post-SP2 XP fixes that ZAP 7.0.483 requires.
I hate to expose my system without a firewall during the hours it will take to get the SP2 updates downloaded from Microsoft.
My other ZAP 7.0.483 system runs perfectly (NAV 2005 instead of 2009) and I am referring to those ZAP config settings to make sure that the new system is as similar as possible.
Any insight and advice will be very much appreciated!
Message Edited by JZA on 12-15-2008 12:55 AM