system ini file missing

October 14, 2009 at 08:35:47
Specs: Windows 98
device file no longer exsist,windows registry

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#1
October 14, 2009 at 19:24:54
Did you remove any software prior to getting the messge? If no, start up the PC. Before the OS starts to load start tapping F8. A boot menu should come up. Choose 'Safe Mode Command Prompt Only'. At the c:\> prompt type scanreg/restore and enter. Choose a registry to restore with a date prior to the problem.

If you did remove some software, what was it and does the error say that system.ini is missing or that a file being called by system.ini or the registry is missing?


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#2
October 15, 2009 at 08:59:49
yes i did remove a game i dont remember what the name was this is the exact message.
cannot find a device file that may be needed to run windows or a windows application.
the windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device file but the device file no longer exists.
if you deleted this file on purpose,try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program
if you still want to use the application associated with this device file try reinstalling that application to replace the missing file
c;\PROGRA'1\SYMANTEC\SYMEVNT.386
Press a key to continue

what is a application i to am new to this can u please help me
im at witts end i am sending you this message from my lap
top my desk top computer is not working properly
thank you
m.s


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#3
October 15, 2009 at 11:07:21
That's from a Norton/symantec program. It's often difficult to get a clean uninstall of their stuff. That's one reason I avoid all of their software. I googled SYMEVNT.386 system.ini and this was one of the returns:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-9...

You might want to check some of the other hits too.

Likely you'll have to run regedit to delete the registry references. If you're careful you shouldn't have any problems. If you do mess up you can restore a previous registry using scanreg/restore as I mentioned above. It's best to create a registry backup before you do anything, just in case. To do that just go to START---RUN and type in SCANREG


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#4
October 15, 2009 at 17:17:22
it said my computer should have windowsxp is there any way i could get a free down load

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#5
October 15, 2009 at 17:50:33
im in safe mode now message says bad command or file name

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#6
October 15, 2009 at 18:03:33
OK, you've got to provide w-a-a-a-y more information. What said you needed windows XP? What commnad were you attempting to run that resulted in the 'bad command or file name'?

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