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To resolve this issue, disable the Symantec Symevnt.386 file. To do so, follow these steps:
- Use Registry Editor to delete the following registry key, if it exists:
- Click Start, click Run, type
sysedit, and then click OK.
- On the Window menu, click System.ini.
- On the Search menu, click Find.
- In the Find box, type symevnt.386, and then press ENTER.
- Place a semicolon (;) at the beginning of the line that contains "symevnt.386."
- On the File menu, click Save, and then click Exit on the File menu.
- Restart your computer.
- After Setup has finished successfully, reinstall the Symantec program. If the problem continues to occur, contact Symantec for additional information.
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Article ID: 189655 - Last Review: Aug 28, 2006 - Revision: 1