I was working on getting a new version of NAV installed for a client (OS is XP with Service PAck 2). I may or may not have screwed the pooch as they say.
Old NAV needed to be uninstalled before i could unstall the new Norton Internet Security. Normal uninstall failed, so I ran through the registry, as I have done many many times before, and deleted all keys with NAV, NORTON or SYMANTEC in them.
This seemed to work, I removed the norton folders from Program manager and was able to begin the install of Norton Internet Security. Upon reboot the NIS screen popped up, asked me to click next and I was waiting for the request for the program key, but it never appeared. dicked around with this for a while, and finally uninstalled and reinstalled. Now it wont reinstall, or uninstall properly. If I try to reinstall, it says there is an unfinished uninstallation on the machine, please reboot. BS. When to Symantec site, downloaded thier uninstall programs, ran them all. still same issues.
I am now also not able to run java script from IE or active X (even when I click on IE HELP and ABOUT IE the verision information is blank, NO Online virus scans will work, I can get system restore to pop up in safe mode, but the window is totally blank.
I am afraid I deleted something important from the registry, but I've never had this issue before.
I even reinstalled Service Pack 2, thinking it would reinstall IE and fix the registry, but no go.
Last resort, I thought I would reinstall windows. Ran the DELL OS disk (not an image disk, just XP) and although earlier in the process it responded to the keyboard (responded to key stroke when asked if I wanted to run auto recovery) But at the screen that asked, install windows\repair or quit, it did not respond to any keyboard strokes (wireless keyboard being used) What the heck is going on?
I think its a virus, but i have no freakin clue right now and I am STRESSIN
Can anyone help me?