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Windows 7: Another System 32 Problem

22 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Another System 32 Problem

I joined this forum hoping for some answers to my two questions. First, you should now I'm on Windows 7 home premium, and norton security is the worst thing ever.

Norton kept bugging me for money, so I decided to remove it from my computer. Once I did though, norton decided to take a bunch of important stuff with it, like system 32. Now my laptop is screwed.

Question 1. Can I sue the shit out of norton for this?
Question 2. Where can I download system 32 to put it back on my laptop to get everything back to normal? Or should I just send my laptop into a repair center and have them reload the missing files, because I'm not sure system 32 is the only one gone.

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22 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

system32 is not a file, it's a folder (C:\Windows\system32). If it was gone your laptop would not boot.

Are you getting error messages? If so, what are they (please be exact). If not, what are you trying to do?
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22 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Well now the weird thing is it's all back to normal. I can't remember exactly what the error message was but it was C:/somethingsomething/system32/somethingsomething. But after turning my computer off, then back on while calling tech support, everything was back to normal. So I guess it's resolved, but I just wonder why it happened in the first place.

Can I still sue Norton? haha.
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22 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Many if not most tech enthusiasts find a clean-copy installer for their version to clean reinstall to leave the factory bloatware behind. This is a much superior install which frees Win7 to be it's native feather-light, instantaneous self.

Here are tips for getting a purrfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: re-install windows 7

Until then, here are tips to clean up factory bloatware: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions

Win7 troubleshooting fundamentals
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