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Problem with missing symantec file


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My girlfriend computer is bought by packard bell and they only sent a recovery cd to install the system from (old computer, windows 98). When we installed the system we saw that there was a really old version of norton installed. I wanted to delete it, to install a new version, and so I did.

Now I have the problem that my computer, during bootup, says that windows registation or system.ini refers to the file C:\program\Symantec\symevnt.386 and it can't be found.

I know that I erased it. What can I do to get rid of this message?
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Try the easiest location first:
1. Open in Notepad the SYSTEM.INI file (C:\Windows\system.ini).
2. Scroll through it carefully and if you see any reference to 'symevent.386' file, delete that whole line. Then close the file but you must say YES when asked if you want to save the changes.

If the file is not mentioned in there at all, then it must be referenced in the Registry.
Because messing in the Registry can break Windows if you accidentally delete or change the wrong thing, I'm going to suggest a free utility which will automatically remove 'redundant' or obsolete entries from the Registry. It's called 'RegSupreme' and it's here:
http://www.webmaster...regcleaner.html
I use it every week and it's never caused me any problems.

You should run the Registry Cleaner module of RegSupreme two or three times in a row
in case it misses something the first time round.

Edited by pip22, 12 August 2005 - 09:01 AM.

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Now I have tried both and it still isn't right. Are there any more solutions? If not thanks for your help I am thankful that you took your time to try to help me.
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