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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mrfixituk, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. mrfixituk

    mrfixituk Thread Starter

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    I switched my PC off too quickly at the weekend and corrupted a couple of files. Reloaded WIN98, but have two file errors.

    One on boot up asking me to re-install an application that was using it.

    C:\progra"\symantec\symevnt.386

    Not sure what the character is though after progr.

    Looks like an italic quotation mark! How do I get this?

    I thought it was my CD-writer that was using this file, but re-installed and still get this message.

    Also this file:

    PTSNOOP.EXE

    Found it in WIN.INI

    load=PTSNOOP.EXE

    Do I delete all the above line and save?

    Thanks!

    Jason
     
  2. kwill

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    Is the symbol your looking for ~? Thats usually used to abbreviate long folder names...
     
  3. mrfixituk

    mrfixituk Thread Starter

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    Tried it and can't locate the file. Definetly looks like an italic quotation mark?
     
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    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Do you have Norton AV installed? This is one of it's files.
     
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    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    In the WIN.INI file, type in a semi-colon in front of the "load" and "run" commands so they look like this:

    ;load=

    ;run=

    Save the changes, then reboot.
     
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