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AVG Free install fails

My system recently crashed.... When I rebooted, I was unable to access AVG 7.5.... My attempts to repair it with avg75free_516a1225.exe failed, so I uninstalled it and tried to re-install it.... But each time I've tried results in an "Installation Failed" dialog box which suggests that I contact if the problem persists.... When I click on "Details," I get this message:
Error: Action failed for file avgamsvr.exe: starting service....
%1 is not a valid Win32 application. (193)....

So I downloaded Avg Free Edition 8.0 and tried installing that only to get the following messages after the installation failed: "Error: Action failed for avgernc.exe starting service.... Error 0x800700c1"
"Warning: Action failed for director Cfg; removing directory....
Error 0x80070091"
"Warning: Action failed for director Log; removing directory....
Error 0x80070091"
"Warning: Action failed for director avg8; removing directory....
Error 0x80070091"
"Warning: Action failed for director AVG8; removing directory....
Error 0x80070091"
"Warning: Action failed for director AVG; removing directory....
Error 0x80070091"

Any help with resolving these issues would be appreciated

I use AVG Free Edition because I'm on a very limited Social Security income.... Buying anti-virus software wouldz be a real hardship on me....

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  • RoyL33 May 11, 2008

    Set up freezes during the process of checking my system....

  • RoyL33 May 12, 2008

    Just wanted to clarify that my first comment was about having tried to install avg_ipw_stf_g7_8_93a1293.exe as suggested...

  • Anonymous May 23, 2008


    Installation failed.
    Similar to Roy's problem. Have made 5 attempts to uninstall and then reinstall avg 8 free version. Came up with this: failed for file avgwdsvc.exe starting. Failed to progress during startup at checpoint 2 (wait hint 10000ms) in 90250ms.

    Directory log: removing directory Log error 0x80070091; removing directory avg8 error 0x80070091; and removing file avgmfx86.sys: stopping service. Avgmfx86 failed to progress during stopping at chepoint 0 (wait hint 10000ms) in 90250ms. Did search after uninstall for "avg" and found 132 "avg" components still on my computer. Some in locked files. Wasn't able to delete them. Tried a cleanup following advice (Uninstall AVG http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.ph...) but didn't help. Novice so didn't know what was mean by run regedit and search for avg*. No idea what to do next. Rita.

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Service avg8wd failed to progress during startup at checpoint 0 (wait hint 2000 ms) in 82047 ms.
    Rollback:
    Warning: Action failed for directory Log: removing directory....
    Error 0x80070091
    Warning: Action failed for directory avg8: removing directory....
    Error 0x80070091
    Warning: Action failed for directory AVG8: removing directory....
    Error 0x80070020
    Warning: Action failed for directory AVG: removing directory....
    Error 0x80070091
    Warning: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: stopping service....
    Service AvgMfx86 failed to progress during stopping at checpoint 0 (wait hint 10000 ms) in 90047 ms.


  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    I cannot connect to AVG to update my free AVG virus protection for my home computer

  • minazsajan Aug 20, 2008

    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgemc.exe: starting service....
    Service avg8emc failed to progress during startup at checpoint 0 (wait hint 2000 ms) in 82594 ms.
    Rollback:
    Warning: Action failed for directory emc: removing directory....
    Error 0x80070091



  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    Installation of AVG free virusscanner failed,.. also any other virusscanner is unable to install itself, and when installed, it doesnt start up the software saying it isnt a legit windows 32 thingy. (i'm dutch so i try to translate it to my best)

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Installation failed with avg and others anti-virus like avast

  • chossee Jan 25, 2009

    Warning: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: stopping service....
    Service AvgMfx86 failed to progress during stopping at checpoint 0 (wait hint 10000 ms) in 90309 ms.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Error 0x80070020 ?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    I installed the AVG free 8.0:



    After installing process there is this msg:

    Local machine: installed successfully
    Installation:
    Warning: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: stopping service....
    Service AvgMfx86 failed to progress during stopping at checpoint 0 (wait hint 10000 ms) in 91000 ms.





    I just want to know what are the consequence of this failure and why did this happen?





    Thank you very much.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    0x80070091

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    i am having the same problem :(


  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Arbeitsplatz: Installation fehlgeschlagen
    Installation:
    Fehler: Aktion Datei avgwdsvc.exe: Starten des Dienstes... fehlgeschlagen.
    Service avg8wd konnte im vorgesehenen Zeitfenster nicht gestartet werden. %WAIT_TIME% = "171000", %WAIT_HINT% = "90000", %CHECK_POINT% = "2"
    Zurück:
    Warnung: Aktion Verzeichnis Log: Lösche Verzeichnis... fehlgeschlagen.
    Error 0x80070091
    Warnung: Aktion Verzeichnis Dumps: Lösche Verzeichnis... fehlgeschlagen.
    Error 0x80070091
    Warnung: Aktion Verzeichnis avg8: Lösche Verzeichnis... fehlgeschlagen.
    Error 0x80070091

  • empouras Mar 05, 2009

    i have already installed avg 7 and now i want to intall avg 8 .but it shows me that at the end of installation;

    Local machine: installed successfully
    Installation:
    Warning: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: stopping service....
    Service AvgMfx86 failed to progress during stopping at checpoint 0 (wait hint 10000 ms) in 90059 ms.


    also i can't unistall the avg7 first and then to install avg8.what can i do??

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    same problem

  • renilou
    renilou Jul 14, 2013

    I already tried AVG and it did not get rid of it. it claims to have done so but the warning still pops up.

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The reason you couldn't install AVG 8 with XP and Service Pack 1 is because the system requirements for AVG 8 are that Win XP have Service 2 or higher. Install the Windows Service Pack 2 or 3 and you should find that it works okay then. I've done over 100 Win XP installs of AVG 8 now and only have two that are failing (after having AVG 7.5 working fine on them - both getting "action failed for file avgssie.dll : file registration" and am chasing this up with AVG now.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

Do a custom install, skip the e-mail scanner.

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Local machine: installed successfully
Installation:
Warning: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: stopping service....
Service AvgMfx86 failed to progress during stopping at checpoint 0 (wait hint 10000 ms) in 91000 ms.

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Step one: goto www.ninite.com
step two: check avg or any of the other free anti-virus that you choose.
step three: scroll down a little bit and click on Get Installer
step four: after it installs you now have a anti-virus installed on your computer.
DONE.

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I've had the exact same problem. I'm running XP Pro srv pk 3. avg install progresses to %98 and stops, displaying the progress bar reversing back to %0. What's up w/ it?

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I want avg 7.5

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

CUSTOM INSTALL....ONLY COMPUTER SCANNER

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

I had issues installing avg 8. I uninstalled avg 7.5 before installing the new version. It refused to install on my xp pro machine running service pack 1. I did a complete registry clean up and tried again to install version 8 no luck. Looks like version 8 has some bugs for xp pro users. I am now running avira free edition. No problems only it does not seen to have auto email scan. I will wait for AVG to iron out the wrinkles. It sounds like beta to me.

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