Missing Device File

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fhatcher

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I recently un-installed Norton Anti-Virus 2005.

Now, everytime I restart my computer, the follwing message appears on the screen:

"Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run Windows or a Windows application. The Windows Registry or the SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists."

C:\PROGRA~1SYMANTEC\SYMVENT.386

How can I resolve this issue?

Thank You,

Fred
 

flavallee

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Norton Antivirus is a real bear to uninstall and totally clean out.

Look in the C:\PROGRAM FILES folder and make sure that any leftover folder with the name SYMANTEC, NORTON, and LIVEUPDATE has been deleted. Right-click on it, then click Delete - Yes.

Click Start - Run, type in REGEDIT, then click OK. Click the + in

HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software

In the Software sub-menu of both, make sure that any leftover SYMANTEC and NORTON folder is deleted. Right-click on it, then click Delete - Yes.

Reboot afterwards.

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Only thing worse than installing Nortons is uninstalling it .For a clean uninstall it is a
good idea to visit the Symantec site.The actual uninstaller is available there but is
easier to locate(Symantec are in denial,not believing anyone would want to UNINSTALL
Nortons) by typing 'uninstalling nortons av or whatever' into the search bar.Flavalee's
advice does the same thing,only manually.Using the search box will find any files left
on the system.Std Disclaimer:I use & recommend System Works& Utilities,it saves a
lot of time&money for me & my clients.
 
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