I'm still running Service Pack 1 (yes, I know, shame on me ) so I finally decided to go install SP2 on my outdated machine. However, I've been running into some problems updating it, and contacted HP about it (Microsoft told me to go to HP because my Windows is OEM). They sent me some instructions telling me to do some Registry things by typing in 'regedit' in Start > Run. But when I type in 'regedit', I get the following error message:
I googled the DLL file name and found a download for it. I created a Symantec folder and threw the file in there, and while this isn't really fixing anything it did get rid of that error message. Now, when I type in 'regedit', I get this error message instead:
Clicking 'ignore' several times brings the message up again.
HP said this is being caused by a virus or spyware. I bought the latest version of McAfee and ran a complete scan yesterday. Quarentined a few items and deleted a few. I also got SpyBot Search & Destroy yesterday and ran a scan with that, apparently fixed all issues it found.
I downloaded a tool from Symantec to remove all Norton-related software from my PC. After running that tool, I still get the first error message if that S32EVNT1.DLL file isn't in that Symantec folder that's not even supposed to exist.
Knowing this, I decided it's probably something to do with my registry. But as I can't get through to the registry, I downloaded a tool called Registry Booster. That tool scanned my registry and found about 1200 problematic entries. It wants me to pay $40 for it to remove them all, but I thought I'd wait and see what you guys think.
What should I do about this problem? It's getting pretty annoying and I spent about all day yesterday trying to fix it
Thanks in advance for the help