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Re: Windows x86-64 One-Click Install (9.1.2-1, 9.0.6-1) hangs on "initialising the database cluster" (with work-around)

From: Eric Borts <eborts(at)bltek(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Dharmendra Goyal <dharmendra(dot)goyal(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Windows x86-64 One-Click Install (9.1.2-1, 9.0.6-1) hangs on "initialising the database cluster" (with work-around)
Date: 2012-01-26 18:54:27
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Also, here is a link to the same issue on StackOverflow:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3559719/wscript-shell-run-doesnt-work-consistently

Also solved using %COMSPEC% /c, though it doesn't say why this is a problem.

Cheers,
Eric

On 1/26/2012 11:37 AM, Eric Borts wrote:
> On 1/26/2012 1:17 AM, Dave Page wrote:
>> Dharmendra, can you look into this please?
>>
>> Eric, is there anything unusual about the configuration of your
>> machine? Suffice it to say, this doesn't normally happen.
>>
> Hi Dave, I'm guessing the answer to that question is "yes". The 
> machine came preinstalled with Norton Internet Security, but this was 
> turned off when I ran the install. After further investigation to the 
> .bat file, I realized that I am also missing the "Edit" option when I 
> right click a batch file.
>
> I investigated, uninstalled stuff, disabled a lot of stuff in my 
> registry, and nearly bricked my computer. After three hours, I'm going 
> to have to ask for suggestions. Here's what I found/tried:
>
> 1. uninstalled Norton Internet Security (and rebooted)
> 2. uninstalled Acrobat Reader
> 3. disabled all ContextMenuHandlers by
>     a. renaming HKCR/*/shellex to oldshellex
>     b. renaming HKCR/AllFileSystemsObjects/shellex to oldshellex
>     c. tried, but was unable to rename HKCR/batfile/ShellEx, so 
> renamed HKCR/batfile/ShellEx/ContextMenuHandlers to oldContextMenuHandlers
> 4. disabled all non-Microsoft shell extensions using ShellExView 
> <http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html>
> 5. rebooted - computer bricked (black screen when Windows should be 
> loading)
> 6. booted in safe mode
> 7. tested script (from my original response) and right click.
>     a. no Edit option in batch file context menu
>     b. script hung as before
> 8. Undid steps 3 and 4 in safe mode
> 9. Rebooted - booted into windows properly
> 10. Still no Edit in context menu and script still hangs
>
> I'm open to suggestions. I think it might be related to Edit menu 
> missing from my batch file, as this is the only odd thing that I can 
> tell about my machine. I have another similar machine (earlier model 
> Vaio) that both has the Edit menu and runs the test script 
> successfully. I compared the HKCR/batfile registry trees (using 
> TortoiseSVN diff) and they are identical. Short of comparing the 
> entire registry I'm at a loss.
>
> Would it be too dangerous to use WScript.Shell.Exec or to use 
> WScript.Shell.Run "%COMPSEC% /c" ? This has been an 11 hour struggle 
> for me so far, and I know at least a few others have had this same 
> problem. Here is a link to my work around on enterprisedb 
> <http://forums.enterprisedb.com/posts/list/2870.page#11379>.
>
> Thanks,
> Eric
>
> Reference Links:
> http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/edit-print-open-missing-shell-context-menu-cmd-and-bat-files-t2551124.html
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
>

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