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FOOLISHLY DELETED PROGRAM

I deleted a Pragram by Symantec. Now the Computer asks for SYMANTEC_ SYMSECUR:VXD and SYMANTEC_ SYMEVNT:396 on evry startup.

How do I delete the files from winini or registry? I don' t have the program in Question ( In fact I don't know which program it was, anyway.)
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swwelshCommented:
Look in your win.ini file for references to these two files and comment out or delete the lines that contain them. If they aren't there, open regedit and search for lines containing these two file names. Delete the lines, making sure you search all the way through the registry (use "find next" until you have finished searching). Make sure you have a good backup of the registry before doing this
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vikiingCommented:
The best way to uninstall a certain software package is thru its normal un-installation procedure, and not by simply removing the files.
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jimweltiAuthor Commented:
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this is no help at all.
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jimweltiAuthor Commented:
to swwelsh

Thank you. I tried & didn't find any trace in win.ini. To find those files in regedit seems impossible. can I use the search button to find those words there? How?
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vikiingCommented:
Of course, it didn't help; but it's a good advice... :)
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jimweltiAuthor Commented:
thanks,
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swwelshCommented:
Here's a step by step: click on
start - run - regedit. When regedit starts, go to edit on the toolbar, then use find - (make sure to write down the exact filenames that you get on startup) type in the filename, and it will search for it. When it finds the line mentioning the file, go to edit, and use delete to remove it. Go back to edit/find and let it "find next" until it says it has finished searching the registry. Do the same for the other file, and your bootup messages should be gone. Before doing all this, take the time to read the windows documentation on how to backup and restore the registry - try start-help-index - search for registry. Just in case something goes wrong
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jimweltiAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot this is really helpful.
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