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Windows 7: BSOD after uninstall of NORTON

11 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 64bit
 
 
BSOD after uninstall of NORTON

This Windows 7 really sucks. I'm about to empty HD and reinstall Vista if you can imagine! Please help! These are my latest mini dumps:


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11 Dec 2009   #2

XP / Windows 7 (DualBoot)
 
 
Norton Removal Tool

Just a quick thought, I maybe worth while to run the Norton Removal Tool. Link Download Norton Removal Tool 2010.0.0.98 - A program that can remove some Norton software from your computer - Softpedia


This removes the "bits and pieces" that the bundled Uninstall in Norton forgets

I would suspect that the Vista version may work. Norton has a habit of leaving "bits" in the MBR. Would have to be the worst security suite I have ever played with. Having said that, I am sure I will ruffle some feathers.

When Peter Norton first wrote the programme it worked fine. But like most other Antivirus suites they put too much in. Very difficult to configure.

I run Avast and Comodo on seven computers with XP and Windows 7 with no problems (and they are free).

Pat
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12 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Solved...maybe

Used the Norton uninstall tool and removed every shred of Norton/Symantec, i hope. Then ran Memtest and got ERROR reading different values or something like that. I had 2 sticks installed Corsair memory. Removed 1 stick, computer would not boot to windows, BSOD right at start-up. Powered off, unplugged machine and swapped out the memory with the other stick. Now running just 1 stick, 2GB total ram and computer is running like a champ (fingers crossed). Ran memtest for 4 hours and no errors. Just finishing this post with no BSOD is a miracle!
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12 Dec 2009   #4

XP / Windows 7 (DualBoot)
 
 
Memtest Alternative

Memtest86 is an excellent programme. Downside is that it takes such a lot time to complete its tests - Hence why it is so good.

In future IF you suspect a memory error, run this from the command line (Elevated to Administrator) mdsched.exe - This will run the legacy MS memory tester on reboot. It is reasonably quick compared to Memtest. On my AMD 6000+ with 3 x GB RAM it took about half an hour. IF it finds an error, then I would run a full Memtest.

I have found that Memtest will detect a memory error quickly, if the RAM is really bad.

Best of luck.

Pat
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