Win 11 64 bit
I have some archives which have been encrypted, using the encrypt option either in pbs or when interactively creating a zip. When I open these, and look at files, I am asked for passwords, which I know, and then can view items or decrypt the files in the archive (tools>decrypt files).
However, when I use the Actions>Remove Archive Encryption (whether using the same zip or asking to write another), the routine shows progress bar to the end, but then just hangs i.e. “OK” never activates. All process information shows this stalled/hanging.
What can I do to sort this out?
Download this ZIP file: http://dslstats.me.uk/files/dslstats32W-6.5.zip
Everything in the ZIP file is in a directory “dslstats32W-6.5”.
However when I extract using right click “Extract Here” the name of the directory created is “2W-6.5” !
I am running PA 22.00.09 on Windows 11. I have seen the same happen with some other kinds of archive too.
If I compress a folder to a .pa using right click, Compress to folder.pa and use the new Windows 11 menu then the Options, Configuration, Miscellaneous, Use normal relative path setting is always enabled.
But I like this option disabled so I have to use the old style menu in order to get PA to compress a folder in the way I wish.
Just tried using the Modern (Windows 10) Icon set and seeing a few missing icons in both PowerArchiver Burner and PowerArchiver Encryption screens . They are all there in the Minimalistik icon set and the only difference I can see is the former is blue and the latter grey. In version 22.00.9
there were some security issues fixed in 7zip:
As it seems, that PowerArchiver and PACL use the 7zip libraries, could you please update them to the latest version?
I noticed that the version of ZPAQ used is older than the latest released 7.15 https://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html also there seems to be a newer fork that adds several features https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
It would be useful to implement this latest version (it also maintains the same syntax and behavior as the latest official release if used the -715 flag) and add when opening a zpaq file a choice of the version of the files to show (e.g. as dummy folders represented the various versions present). Since any previous changes are stored with this format, it is possible to extract a snapshot of a certain date/version.
If I open a password-protected zipper file (created with WinRAR but I think that’s irrelevant), open it with PowerArchiver and run “Remove Encryption” on the same file, then reopen it and add a password with “Encrypt Archive,” the resulting archive will be protected with the old ZipCrypto algorithm and not AES as indicated.
(this can be verified, for example, by trying to open the archive files with Windows Explorer, which does not support the AES algorithm)
Error with PowerArchiver
Every time I open Power Archiver or open something with Power Archiver I get the next blue screen:
**"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you’s seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. if this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check te be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF78FCB41, 0xF774B05C, 0x00000000)
*** SGuard.sys - Adress F78FCB41 base at F78FC000 Datestamp 4137af2f
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Cantact your system administrator or technical support group for futher assistance."**
Can anyone help me out here. I really want Power Archiver to work.
First step - follow this other thread.
Maybe you have something in common.
P.S. What is SGuard.sys ? It isn’t with PowerArchiver.
What version of Windows etc?
I don’t know what SGuard.sys is.
I work with Windows XP SP2.
Try searching for that file SGuard.sys, it is causing this issue and should be nowhere close to PowerArchiver. It could be anything from Antivirus to some actual virus…
The fault is with IOLO’s System mechanic Startup Guard. Disable startup Guard to run powerarchiver
I am getting a similar error (with the same file), and I have figured out that this file is being used by System mechanic (Iolo Technologies).
Please let me know if u have the software installed on your machine.
thanks for the info :)
just today my computer kept crashing every time i tried to load powerarchiver, and i couldn’t figure out what was going on, and then i read this thread and realized i had enabled system mechanic 5’s startup guard, so i disabled it and now powerarchiver is working fine again
i didn’t get the blue screen though, my computer just crashed and rebooted. i’m running windowx xp home sp2
is it known what the actual problem is between these 2 programs?? startup guard doesn’t seem to have any problem with any other programs i’ve been running. any chance of a fix or workaround for this?? i kind of like the functionality of startup guard but won’t use it with this crash issue with powerarchiver
Can someone please report this issue to System Mechanic’s support? This is Startup Guard problem since it is attaching itself to PowerArchiver and not vice versa…
If PowerArchiver appears in either the Black List or White List of the Startup Guard utility, remove it and Startup Guard will work.
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