Norton Windows Registry Scan hanging

Posted on 2006-04-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-13

Windows 200 Pro - Norton SystemWorks 2003

On the "One Button Checkup", it hangs on "Windows Registry Scan" - the scan starts and continues showing graphic feedback (arrows), but never finishes.

Have tried re-starting with DiskDoctor check.
Question by:gt40mk2
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    Hi gt40mk2,

    most probably coz anything norton is **&^**^!!!

    what do the event logs say and have you tried reinstalling?


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    Don't know if there are logs.

    Tried re-installing and that didn't work.

    Downloaded "Windows Registry Repair Pro" ($10). Ran that and it fixed tons of errors. Then Registry scan in Norton worked.

    Background: Before this, I had had some data errors on an external drive, which I was able to repair with Windows Error-checking. I think maybe that dumped a whole load of crap in the registry which the Norton scan couldn't handle.

    Which would verify your feelings about Norton!


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