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By Shanghai Sam ·
Greetings all;Well it's getting more and more interesting as I learn how to use my o/s. I originally started out with the error;msin has caused an error in RICHED20.DLL;also included in todays startup was error;SYMTRAY has caused error in SYMTRAY.EXE;also EXPLORER ERROR <unknown>. As instructed I run MSCONFIG and selective startup.where do I go from there?It was suggested that I remove startup pgms that are not needed.By observation of my system tray yesterday and today; I notice that the Norton Systemworks icons are showing each utility that is running in the background;including CleanSweep Smartsweep & CleanSweep InternetSweep;as well as Norton Antivirus and GoBack.These icons are shown today at startup.Yesterday the "N" was displayed for all the utilities;alsoin the system tray was the GoBack icon and of course the volume control.I know where to look for the problem but can't understand why I continue to get the same errors. thanks jerry

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by dmiles In reply to errors continue at startu ...

The problems may have begin woth cross-link files that were conflicting at startup,now you have selective programs that are running in the backgroung that could be corrupt files and also registry files that are corrupt
Norton Anti-Virus may be causing problems that you donot have updated files,which can be updated from Symantec web site,

A problem with third party programs is that they donot intergrate with the system files ,because they will overwrite certain files that the system needs
Go Back is basically a diagnostic program toreturn to original setup before the changes were made
One you may solve some of your problems by inserting the startup disk in the floppy drive and boot computer,choose to run without cd-rom support,then at command prompt type SYS C:,this should reload the system files that were loaded during the operating system install
Continuing error messages may lead to re-installing the operating system which means all previous data and programs will have to bereloaded

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by XpertDragon In reply to errors continue at startu ...

THe "N" Icon that you see in the system tray from time to time is the collective Icon for Norton System Works, or which ever version of Norton related utilities you have installed. When these icons are not grouped or ungrouped, they will spread out to occupy most of your system tray. Sounds like you are having Both Desktop and System Tray related problems that seem to be caused by Norton Programs. I am pretty sure 'SYMTRAY.EXE' is a Norton related program file, and if you were to search for it in "Find files or Folders' you will probably find it in a NOrton Programs directory. How often do you use Norton Utilities? Do you also rely on Norton for Antivirus software? Many people use NOrton Utilites for a quick cleanup and a quick fix,then uninstall it. Either way, I would try Removing your Norton associated programs, rebooting and re-installing them after reboot.

Paul M. Chavez

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by drdmc In reply to errors continue at startu ...

I have had similar problems on two of my machines. I used Mcaffee utilities to fix wierd stuff showing up from time to time. No matter what I tried, the problems would come back sooner or later. One hard drive got severely scrambled to the point of having to use recovery tools to salvage what files that I could. It turned out to be bad motherboards that had been damaged by the power browning out during an electrical storm. Good luck.

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by SFHSGrad00 In reply to errors continue at startu ...

If your running SystemWorks, try to run the Windows Doctor. This will scan your registry and your key windows components for errors and will repair them (if possible). This should eliminate most of your errors. MAKE SURE YOUR SYSTEMWORKS IS UP-TO-DATE PRIOR TO SCANNING! If this does not work, try to reinstall your Operating System. This will not harm any data on your system, but should put a clean copy of your operating system back on your computer, assuming there are no errors or conflicts along the way.

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by BV2 In reply to errors continue at startu ...

Hmmm...not to oversimplify the problem, but I would make sure that all startup items in the msconfig section are disabled, then also check in the win.ini to make sure nothing is in the load or run sections under boot. I would rem out my autoexec.bat and config.sys files, then boot to a safe mode command prompt and reinstall windows...provided, of course, that the install cabs are on the HDD and you have the product id.

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