Partition Commander issue

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  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Senior member

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    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)


    How do I fix this problem?
     
  2. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    I'd get rid of the software that doesn't work, and use something else. I like Gparted.
     
  3. Steltek

    Steltek Golden Member

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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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