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.

    Technical information:

    ***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.

  • conexware

    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

  • Hi,
    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

  • conexware

    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.

    Steve Gossett
    iolo technologies, LLC

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