Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bendarl, Dec 22, 2001.

  1. bendarl

    bendarl Guest

    Hi I recently installed Aston 1.4 on Xp Professional.All went well during the installation but on restart after enabling Astonshell Xp generates an error report which I cant get rid of no matter what.The only way I could get the computer to start was as administrator in safe mode which allowed me to uninstall the program and to restart normally.Has anyone else had any problems or any ideas on what the problem could be.

    Regards Gary
  2. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    I couldnt get it to run either.

    I think it might be a compatibility problem with XPs GUI. I cant remember if the site claimed XP compatibility or not, but it dont work on mine.
  3. bendarl

    bendarl Guest

    Yes I just checked there site and it says version 1.4 will work with XP
  4. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Well, it didnt on mine :mad:

    I dunno if its the video drivers or what, but it didnt work, it was a hassle to fix, and I didnt see it worth figuring out anymore.

    If anyone has any ideas, I'm game. Otherwise it just doesnt seem worth my time.

    Now Litestep might be a worthy alternative, but I'm sticking with Explorer for now....
  5. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    I knew that a new reinstall of XP was immenint after lots of proggie probs so i decided to try the Aston shell last night. Talk about the ghost from christmas past, suddenly the dreaded panda symbol (that i have coime to hate in recent days) of an incompatable anti virus came back to haunt me! Zone alarm then gave a warning about opening a secure vector and wouldnt let me get any web traffic at all even though i was conected, Didnt get much of a chance to play with it though as the fdisk command was only minutes away ! I am in two minds of playing with it on my nice new *clean* install of XP...........
  6. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    I cant say that I recommend it at the moment...
  7. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    Heh, good thing I'm slow at installing new programs, thanks all for the warning!
  8. bendarl

    bendarl Guest

    Thanks for all the replies fellows it will take a lot of convincing before I give it another try.I would still like to hear from someone who has installed it successfuly.

  9. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    I'm sticking another install of XP onto a spare partition for playing around with so will let you know how it goes,
  10. SessedOut

    SessedOut Guest

    I was able to install Aston successfully and even got my comp to reboot and it worked fine, but I didnt really notice a difference. After I installed it I read somewhere that people had slowdowns, fps problems and other junk so I uninstalled it.

    I couldn't understand though, the comment about how it doesn't take as much resources and ram. I have coolinfo running on startup, and when aston booted it had the same ram usage as Explorer on fresh boot. $30 is also way too much when there are better free shells.

    Celeron 400
    192mb RAM
    Voodoo3 2000
    SB PCI512
    XP Pro
  11. i got it installed and runnig aok on Xp but it slowed my pc down to a crawl :( i went to the site and they said that it was less of a memoery hog than windows ...... BULLSH** if the inprove this product this might be a killer app to have there some sweet theme there allready
  12. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Has anyone been able to get Aston working right? If so, how did you do it, and what video card/drivers are you using?

    I'd love to know if this app works at all the way its advertised. It sound like it has potential, but I couldn't get it to work right. I'm just wondering if it was my fault, though.