Recent installation of Norton Antivirus 2008 requires repeated activation

I installed Norton Antivirus 2008 and have activated the software.  Now periodically, the Protection Center notifies me the Virus Protection is at risk and activation is required.  I click connect to Fix Now. The activation fails, "an error has occured during your activationcted, click next... opens Norton antivirus Help and Support window,  and opens up a window with nowhere to go.  I can access the Internet and Norton/Symantec's site successfully.  No available software updates.  
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Tried simply uninstalling the WHOLE app, reboot, and reinstall it?
With norton, don't just uninstall.  Download Symnrt and run that after the uninstall.  Once that is done, then you can reinstall.

Symnrt -->

***Warning this will remove all Norton and Symantec software from your PC

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Anti-Virus Apps

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.