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« on: September 11, 2004, 04:21:31 PM »

Operating System Version: Windows ME

When I start my PC I get the message

"Windows could not upgrade the file %1 from %2  %1; %2"

This runs for a minute or so and then I click OK and it appears to work OK then.

This problem started to arise when I loaded NAV 2004, which still does not work. Symantec says it is a Microsoft problem and when this gets fixed, their software will work?

Can anyone help?




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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2004, 09:07:27 AM »

Try this and see if it helps

Click Start, point to Search, and then click Files or Folders.
In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
In the Look in box, click Local Hard Drives.
Click Search Now.
Right-click the Wininit.ini file in the list of found items, and then click Rename.
Type Wininit.old, and then press ENTER.
Close the Search Results window.
Restart your computer.
Reinstall your Nortons or update.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2004, 09:35:26 AM »

Your %1/%2 error is caused usually by Norton LiveUpdate, corrupting the System Restore archive - although there are other possible causes.

Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it to WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.

If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG   /FIX into
the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes it.

If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties that you are able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on your PC for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find the C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then LiveUpdate has been up to its tricks again, and you'll have to completely remove the folder  from DOS - use the following method, which seems to be the easiest at present.

Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands at the A:\> prompt.

ATTRIB   -R   -H   -S   C:\_RESTORE

remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error should be
gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to Windows Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder


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