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[BUG] Opera won't check for updates - invalid params and unable to prepare update checker runtime

  • @no-name-opera

    And about other ISP or Mobile Data?

  • @zalex108 Just tried another ISP - same problem.

  • @no-name-opera Are you using WiFi? Or is your computer connected directly to the router/modem?

  • @leocg WiFi. But I just bypassed the router to another ISP. It didn't make a difference. I really need to understand what the errors "COM init failed" and "Unable to acquire locks!" (and, perhaps, "Unable to prepare update checker runtime") mean to troubleshoot as I'm feeling like I'm grasping at straws.

  • @no-name-opera Only the router? Or the WiFi too?
    Other programs in your computer auto-update normally?

  • @nvmjustagirl said in [BUG] Opera won't check for updates - invalid params and unable to prepare update checker runtime:

    maybe @burnout426 will see this a lil later.. he knows some of the registry data that can be cleaned up

    https://forums.opera.com/post/195235 is an example. One can skip the the backing up of bookmarks, open tabs and passwords if not needed.

    For testing with standalone installations, I'd install to an "Opera Test" folder on your desktop (or other folder inside "C:\Users\yourusername") and not somewhere outside of "C:\Users\yourusername")

    I might create another user account on Windows and see how things work in Opera there (with a standalone installation on its desktop too).

    I'd test with another computer on your network if possible to see if it behaves the same or not. I'd test your computer at someone else's house if possible. Sounds like the latter was done in some form.

    Don't know about the errors in the log. Don't have access to the autoupdater source to see what the code does.

  • @burnout426 glad ya could joins us.. *thanksyou.. i wanna point out sumthing i asked him did he have n e of these files.. -
    Browsers66.0.3515.27opera_autoupdate.download.lock

    the .lock - on the end of the file

    And @ bout that time i had to leave.. lol

    n e ways

    he replied yes and then deleted them (which doesn't hurt @ this point)..

    ok the reason for those kinna files are - and this goes back to this post i asked him earlier..

    his only reply was - (no-name-opera about 15 hours ago

    @nvmjustagirl No. In fact, from the command line, I ran:

    C:\Temp\opera\portable\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)
    ...to see if it came back with any errors. It didn't.)

    which that will show in Actions tab (--scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0) in Opera tasks in Task Scheduler

    i think he may have multi instances of Opera scheduled task.. but don't think hes
    had a chance to check and see yet..

    ok so if ya look @ sum logs he posted

    you will see this a lot..

    Key Word - (Unable to acquire locks!)

    This is what i wanna point out..

    Is - there is probally multiple entries of scheduled tasks in Task Scheduler

    In regular situation there shouldn't be multiple entries of scheduled tasks.

    Each installer should keep it clean and have only one task created.. (Unless hes got Beta and Dev installed too)

    ok so when multiple scheduled tasks are present situation can occur..

    Each tasks first attempts to (Here that key word) - lock temp folder for it's process..

    If it is not possible it will try to lock othere folder with (launcher.exe) where it will store temporary autoupdate files..

    what am try 'n to say is to look @ the properties of those tasks..

    Perhaps they're start 'n the auto updater in the wrong working directory/folders.. Or

    they're start 'n with a system/admin user and the environment they're started in has a incorrect temp directory or sumthin..

    Note - to cut short i would delete user temp folder, windows temp

    all of the opera 's dir/folders/files and delete the ones in registry.. Where his widows un - installer left off..

    Reboot - start new..

    n e ways thats all i wanna say.. burnout

    Hope you can help on this (along with others)..

    Now get to work on this challenge !.. *thankyou..

  • i left this out of the (note) part Note - to cut short i would delete user temp folder, windows temp

    all of the opera 's dir/folders/files and delete the ones in registry.. Where his widows un - installer left off..

    Reboot - start new..

    (also delete all multi instances of Opera scheduled task)..

  • @leocg Both, and yes all other programs update normally.

  • Try on a New Windows User, I think it's the only option left.

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