View Full Version : Unable to open Regedit

10-06-2006, 12:14 AM
Hey people, I just got a problem when I try to open regedit from the Run window. I shows these error messages:

C:\PROGRA~1\symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL. An installable Virtual Divice Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Anybody know whats wrong? Thanks
Am trying to get in so I can perminantly delete a virus called p2pnetworking.exe which is not picked up by the virus scanners I have.

10-06-2006, 01:31 AM
Download and run this little program, it will replace the autoexec.nt and config.nt files with good ones from your backups. http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~t.hodder/autofix.exe

10-06-2006, 01:36 AM
It is possible that the virus has blocked your access to regedit, I suggest that you download Hijackthis and post the log here for analysis.

Read this first then post the log here not where they suggest.


11-06-2006, 12:03 AM
Yeah, thanks guys, have downloaded a few programmes and done a big system cleanout and now both the regedit and taskmanager now work and the p2p application is no longer been controlled by someone else.

I just now have another annoying problem. I restarted windows and now the task bar, programme windows, start menu ect... all look like they are back to the old windows 98 look, (the grey task bar & start menu). I'd forgotten how bad it looked!!! :D

Has anybody got any ideas?? Thanks

11-06-2006, 12:31 AM
Start/settings/taskbar and start menu/choose the start menu not the classic one.

Save the version that you have now, before you customise, I have found it is possible to get into strife here and you may want to go back.

11-06-2006, 12:36 AM
yeah, gave that a try but it's still old style, thanks for trying.

11-06-2006, 01:00 AM
Ok, go here and scroll down to themes:


11-06-2006, 01:10 AM
Also try here:


11-06-2006, 02:23 AM
Hey, thanks so much guys, these are really great resources. Am going through the pages now. Thanks again:)