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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: Dharmendra Goyal <dharmendra(dot)goyal(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Eric Borts <eborts(at)bltek(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
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: 2012-01-27 10:15:12
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Installer works at our end without any issue.

I remember we had considered using "%COMSPEC% /c" earlier but dropped it
because command windows opens up for every new file execution.

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:

> iirc, using %COMSPEC% /c will cause the scripts to run in a visible
> command window, which is pretty ugly, and doesn't seem to be necessary
> anywhere except on your machine!
>
> What's the output from the "set" command on that box?
>
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Eric Borts <eborts(at)bltek(dot)com> wrote:
> > 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
> > 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.
> >
> > 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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>
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>



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