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Re: Service not starting: Error 1053

From: Frank Featherlight <dirtydude(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Greg Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Service not starting: Error 1053
Date: 2009-02-25 15:32:47
Message-ID: 463114950902250732i79050863sc5212aef5421841b@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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1) Uninstalled the following programs+program files folder:

File Shredder
Holdem Manager (this is the program I need postgresql for)
mIRC
Proxifier
GetDataBack for FAT and NTFS
Registry Mechanic
TuneUp Utilities
SimpLite
Daemon Tools
Kaspersky (was not installed during the time of the errors so can't be to
blame)
PostgresQL

2) Rebooted
3) Ran a new msinfo32 and attached the file to newinfo.zip
4) net user postgres /delete
5) regedit and deleted all keys in software relating to the appz above
5) install msiexec/i postgresql-8.3.msi /Le c:\msiexeclog.txt
   postgresql installation did NOT fail as before (stopping at starting
service and not being able to complete installation)
6) Check service running via Administrative Tools=>Services and it says it
is
7) Attached postgresql-8.3.log and msiexeclog.txt to newinfo.zip
8) Installed Holdem Manager
9) Saw that it's working; imported files to database
10) Rebooted
11) Everything still working (user running under ./postgres btw)

I will be re-installing some of the above programs and when I run into any
problems with it, we will have found what was causing the error.

Thanks for the help all and I will let you know.

Kind regards, Frank.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Greg Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
> wrote:
> >
> > The thing is we're doing some fairly complex things as we start up. And
> > since we don't know exactly what the problem is, we don't know what to
> > look for. We'd have to run the whole thing over again... And still not
> > be able to point out *what* is the problem, since we don't know...
>
> In the case of something already having mapped part of our address
> space what would be useful would be the equivalent of dumping out the
> contents of /proc/self/maps in Linux.
>
> --
> greg
>

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