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- Removing NAV 2002 Pro vestiges from NT 4.0
June 25, 2005, 8:32 am
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edition from my Windows NT 4.0 desktop. What a headache! I've been
through everything on the Norton site, both for manual removal, and
using their RNAV2003.exe tool. The program is mostly gone, but I have
1) 3 unfound files at startup
2) a recurring message from the Windows 16-bit subsystem, saying that
the Hidden Console of WOW VDM fails to initialize a particular dll
(which of course has been deleted). This comes up about every ten
The computer is otherwise running fine but it would be nice to get rid
of this junk, which Norton support shows no interest in. Has anyone got
any tips? I've been through the registry, the devices, and the
services, getting rid of anything that looked Symantec-related.
Re: Removing NAV 2002 Pro vestiges from NT 4.0
Have you tried using SysInternals' AutoRuns to remove any startup entries
that may have been left behind?
If there are dll's failing it could also be "hidden" devices in the device
manager. I'm not very familiar with Windows NT, but in 2000 one
right-clicks on the Device Manager and chooses "Show hidden devices" from
the view menu.
You mention looking through the registry - tried searching the the dll file
name? Have you tried running regsvr32 /u <dll name> ?
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