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Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys:starting service error 0x80070002

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  • lehra Jun 15, 2008

    problem in installing in avg antivirus 8.0 avgmfx86.sys

  • AcesDwn Jun 18, 2008

    I have (I think) the same problem....

    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002



    I've looked in Add/Remove programs but it is not listed.

    SO... It thinks it's installed, but I can't un-install to try again...



    Anyone else have ideas??



    Thanks,

    Joe

  • AcesDwn Jun 18, 2008

    Added note: (I feel stupid now)

    I found the "Uninstall AVG" link in my start menu, but got this:



    Local machine: prepared for the installation
    Installation:
    Error: Uninstallation is not possible. Product not installed.

    This Laptop is an Acer TravelMate 630, Fresh install of Win XP Pro SP3

    Setting it up for my son, so it is lacking...

    512MB Memory, 1.5ghz Processor.



    Is this a glitch with AVG 8.0? I have older versions on other machine doing just fine...



    Any advice would be helpful

  • khizer hussain Jul 11, 2008

    This problem is in avg 8.0 version software

  • zqx357 Jul 30, 2008

    i get this message at the end of the installation process please help





    action failed for file avgmfx86.sys:starting service error 0xc00703fa

  • deathwish_gc Aug 01, 2008

    i've got this message when i tried to remove the avg software "avgmfx86.sys"

  • gracook Aug 11, 2008

    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002

  • gibbs271 Aug 17, 2008

    I can't upgrade, it keeps repeating that a bin file is missing and was able to
    get the following file: AVG MFX86.don't know what to do.

    Delano


  • Hans Eisenman Aug 24, 2008

    This is the error I'm getting after attempting to install AVG's free version of their virus protecting software.

    "Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002"

    I have taken the following steps with a reboot after each step:


    • Uninstall all other anti-virus apps (had an old version of Norton before)

    • Ran CounterSpy (www.sunbeltsoftware.com) to remove AntiVirus08, the infamous fraudware app

    • Ran RegClean

    • Ran RegSeeker's autoclean feature

    • Did a thorough search for anything antivirus related incluiding "AVG", "Grisoft", "antivir08" (and variations).

    • Removed anything that was suspicious but clearly not system file that Win would need.

    • Installed all Windows updates, including SP 3
    Not sure what else I can do at this point except install some other respectable antivirus software, like Panda or something. But it irks me to no end that AVG can't be installed on this computer.

    System data:
    MS Windows XP Home
    Version 2002
    SP 3
    HP brand
    Intel Celeron M, 1.GHz
    480 mb of RAM

    Thanks in advance for the help!
    Hans




  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    same

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    evry time i instal avg it appears as action failed for avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002



  • lesely1 Dec 22, 2008

    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002

  • bobxl795 Jan 04, 2009

    I had the same problem but fixed it using acesdwn's solution. It worked great thank you for the easy to follow instructions...  HP XL795  XP   Bob

  • arcangel_flo Jan 06, 2009

    no me intala el antivirus

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002

  • NikNakAttack Jan 13, 2009

    it would not download avg on my computer

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    olmnlm

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Same Here

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    same it

  • SerbStefan Mar 17, 2009

    =[ I have the same problem

  • asad_one Apr 15, 2009

    same thing t says AvgMfx86 needed restart ur compi

  • scumpik_tl May 02, 2009

    Error: Action failed for file miniavi.avg: creating backup....
    Error 0x80070020 %DESTINATION% = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Avg\miniavi.avg.install_backup", %SOURCE% = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Avg\miniavi.avg"
    Error 0x80004004

  • weejann25 May 06, 2009

    i uninstalled my avg 8.5 edition to install the pro version and it is saying i cant install anything as there are pending deletes from old version which arent deleting during start up.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    AvgMfx86 is missing or needs reinstalling

  • zwick22 May 15, 2009

    kan ikke hente avg fejl Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx64.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002
    Rollback:
    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx64.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
    Error 0x80070002

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    avgmfx86.sys

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Sorry for the multiple posts in a single day...

I have solved this issue!!! (In my case anyhow)

WARNING: What I am posting here can cause SERIOUS problems with your computer if you do not know what you are doing. If you doubt yourself, then DO NOT DO THIS.

Using information I found at: http://www.fixya.com/support/t567993-local_machine_installation_failed

Heres what I did:
1) I downloaded the latest version of RegSeeker (Link provided in the other fixya post referenced above).

2) I ONLY did a "Find in Registry". Typed "AVG" and did a search. (I searched for Grissoft as well, but it found nothing)

3) With the list of registry entries I then at the bottom, selected all using the "Select" link(with a green checkmark next to it.)

4) Using the "Action" Link (Also at the bottom) I deleted all.

5) Go to "C:\Program Files" and delete the "AVG" Folder.

6) Reboot machine

7) Start fresh install of AVG 8.0

8) Perform updates to AVG 8.0

AGAIN... This worked for me. IT MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU.
Changes to your registry by ANY means should NOT be done by those not familiar with operating systems.

For what it's worth.
Joe

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Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
Error 0x80070002

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Whats it mean, this kind of problem?

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You have to reinstall avg software
pleast tell me in brief when are you getting this message
brand of your computer and operating system
if its a DELL provide me the service tag
located on the right hand side of the tower
its located on a black sticker which has a 7 digit alphanumeric number

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Thank you very much. I had the same problem on my hp pavilion DV4 laptop. I succeed after doing the same step three times. Trying again and again might help.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: cant Local machine: installation failed

the same problem also weak up all the night with out any solutions problem is icab instal avg 7 but not 8 .
i regognized somethig when i instal avg antimalware if i chose to install spyware the shield will not work if idont chose spyware the shild will work propably !!!!!!

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SOURCE: Local machine: installation failed

this error message is connected with avg antivirus program. boot in safe mode and uninstall this program. boot up again and then re-install avg

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This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.

Uninstall and Restart your computer.


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I hope this wld work :).


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