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Old 03-11-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
Jarhead
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Default Partition Commander issue

I may need to purchase new disk management software, what would you recommend if I can't fix this?


I had to upgrade my OS to Windows Vista 64 bit.

Windows Vista 64 refuses to boot because of a file, hotcore3.sys, and it didn't show
up until I installed Partition Commander 10. I managed to get around this
by allowing invalid digital signatures. I think their key is expired.

How do I fix the problem with the program?


Actual reported size is 37.5 KB (38,432 bytes), and size on disk is 40.0 KB
(40,960 bytes)

Once in to Vista, I searched the drives after un-hiding files, and found it
is signed by

Avanquest, email address unavailable, and is time stamped Friday, April 27,
2007 7:25:27 AM
Verisign Class 3 Public Primary CA, Verisign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
OU = Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)04
VeriSign Trust Network
Serial Number: ‎7a a0 ed 60 0e 18 39 9e 0b 53 34 78 06 bf e1 a4
Valid from: Sunday, January 21, 2007 5:00:00 PM
Valid to: Saturday, January 31, 2009 4:59:59 PM (now expired)
OU = Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2
O = Avanquest
L = Paris
S = Paris
C = FR
Public Key: 30 81 89 02 81 81 00 d6 26 10 7a d6 d2 29 86 20 b3 db 69 ae 82
36 61 b9 83 95 74 58 08 f3 2e 81 0a e7 02 14 bd 9a fa c4 45 08 65 b0 df b7
c7 b6 c5 5c 09 7a c0 17 15 ad ec 61 4a f2 bd 07 fa 2f f9 b8 e0 10 86 2c 7a
57 78 85 b7 17 49 93 6c 04 f4 e4 81 f9 b1 46 4e 2d fe b5 ba 0e 93 56 7c f8
db 68 5b 47 f8 a6 79 42 a6 ea 07 89 bc e5 ac 37 7b 82 f2 40 0c e7 02 4f a4
b1 60 77 d3 3c c2 de 17 2d 1e b2 68 60 43 02 03 01 00 01
Basic Constraints:Subject Type=End Entity
Path Length Constraint=None
[1]CRL Distribution Point
Distribution Point Name:
Full Name:
URL=http://CSC3-2004-crl.verisign.com/CSC3-2004.crl
[1]Certificate Policy:
Policy Identifier=2.16.840.1.113733.1.7.23.3
[1,1]Policy Qualifier Info:
Policy Qualifier Id=CPS
Qualifier:
https://www.verisign.com/rpa
Enhanced Key Usage: Code Signing (1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.3)
[1]Authority Info Access
Access Method=On-line Certificate Status Protocol (1.3.6.1.5.5.7.48.1)
Alternative Name:
URL=http://ocsp.verisign.com
[2]Authority Info Access
Access Method=Certification Authority Issuer (1.3.6.1.5.5.7.48.2)
Alternative Name:
URL=http://CSC3-2004-aia.verisign.com/CSC3-2004-aia.cer
Authority Key Identifier: KeyID=08 f5 51 e8 fb fe 3d 3d 64 36 7c 68 cf 5b 78
a8 df b9 c5 37
Thumbprint Algorithm: sha1
Thumbprint: b5 59 d2 dd 94 44 81 11 84 f6 dd aa 89 25 93 06 33 c7 4b a4

Issued to: Avanquest

Hotbackup helper driver
Type:System File
File Version: 5.0.2195.1
Product Name: HotBackup
Product Version: 5.0.2195.1
Copyright: Copyright (C) Paragon Software Group 2...
Size: 37.5KB
Date Modifed: 4/27/2007
Language: English (United States)


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Old 03-11-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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I'd get rid of the software that doesn't work, and use something else. I like Gparted.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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They (Avanquest) probably purposely let the key expire to "encourage" you to upgrade to Partition Commander 11. Avanquest provides essentially no customer support or patches for pretty much anything they sell. Plus, they have a tendency to send neverending spam you once they have your email address.

I agree with lxskllr, for partitioning you can't beat Gparted - it is a pretty essential tool for me as well.
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