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Solved: Error message on start-up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dr911, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. dr911

    dr911 Thread Starter

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    Hey all,

    I just recently started up my 98se PC & got an "Error" message during the log-on screen. I have to press "any key" to proceed. Here's the message"C:\progra`1\symantec\symevnt.386".....now I recently removed Norton's from my system...so I thought !!! I used the uninstaller on Norton's System works. Any ideals on how I can get rid of this file. I've tried searching for it for hours...nothing !!
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Run regedit navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\SymEvnt

    and right click on and delete the SymEvnt key.
     
  3. dr911

    dr911 Thread Starter

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    Thanx Rolln' Rog,

    That worked like a charm.......I owe you buddy....thanx a million !!!
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Great, I'll mark the thread "solved" then, but be aware you can also do this yourself when appropriate using the Thread Tools menu.

    You're most welcome for the help!
     
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