'Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sibelius from opening'

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Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sib... - nialljc, 02 Jan 02:39PM
     Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Ingrid, 02 Jan 03:07PM
         Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Robin Walker, 02 Jan 03:52PM
             Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Laurence Payne, 02 Jan 03:58PM
                 Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Robin Walker, 02 Jan 04:12PM

Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sibelius from opening
Posted by nialljc - 02 Jan 02:39PM
I recently downloaded the Sibelius Upgrade Plan (8.7.2). Previously Sibelius 8 was working fine, however, since the upgrade the program won't open.

I receive the error status 0xc0000020 with "C:\Program Files\Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll is not designed to run with Windows or has an error."

I'm running Windows 10. I've made contact via Customer Support but with no resolution. Any help greatly appreciated!

P.S. I'm uncertain if this is linked but I had (am having!) an issue with Windows 10 Updates. I had to uninstall Avid Application Manager for a previous update to complete and the most recent update has tried and failed (at 87%) a half dozen times. I'm very close to the nuclear option of a factory reset!


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Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sibelius from opening
Posted by Ingrid - 02 Jan 03:07PM
Hi,
Which brand of anti-virus are you using?


Best regards,
Ingrid | Sibelius Support

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Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sibelius from opening
Posted by Robin Walker - 02 Jan 03:52PM
This error is typical of the damage that McAfee can do to an installation. To recover from this, do the following things in the following order:
- uninstall McAfee;
- uninstall Avid Application Manager;
- uninstall Sibelius;
- re-install Sibelius (which will install Avid Application Manager);
- DO NOT reinstall McAfee, ever.

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Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sibelius from opening
Posted by Laurence Payne - 02 Jan 03:58PM
Has anyone who paid for McAfee succeeded in getting a refund? Does it damage programs other than Sibelius? Or do we blame this on Avid?

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Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sibelius from opening
Posted by Robin Walker - 02 Jan 04:12PM
> Does it damage programs other than Sibelius?

Yes, I have seen a similar case of damage to an entirely different application, on another forum.

I have not seen any reports of this having happened before August 2017.

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Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing Sib... - nialljc, 02 Jan 02:39PM
     Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Ingrid, 02 Jan 03:07PM
         Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Robin Walker, 02 Jan 03:52PM
             Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Laurence Payne, 02 Jan 03:58PM
                 Re: Avid\Sibelius\PocoFoundation.dll Preventing... - Robin Walker, 02 Jan 04:12PM