1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Error Message: virtual device driver failed Dll initialization

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by babymeena, May 16, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. babymeena

    babymeena Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    75
    Hi, guys.

    When I want to install certain programs, there is a set of error messages that makes the installation fail. They're as follows:

    "c:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL. An installable Virtual Device Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

    If I push "ignore" then this message appears:

    "c:\Windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The system file is not suitable for running ms-dos and microsoft windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the application."

    I have a feeling that this is caused by a Norton antivirus program I installed couple years ago that I had a heck of a time removing. Could there be a chance that some parts of the program is still lingering to cause this?

    I've been having this problem for the longest times and threw away a bunch of software because I simply couldn't install them. It's soooo frustrating. Please help!
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855
  3. babymeena

    babymeena Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    75
    Hey, rollin' Rog.

    I went ahead and downloaded the suggested file and I was able to install once I clicked "ignore" to the first error message. Thank you soooo much.(y)

    However I still get the first error message. I ran Registry Mechanic and fixed over a 1000 errors but that didn't solve my problem.

    What could that irritating message mean???
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855

    Attached Files:

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/467657

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice