James wrote:Geeze. Thanks for the warning. I hope you can get it repaired. Sorry to hear about your troubles but appreciate the warning.
It appears to be fixed after about 5 hours of work. Right now I am currently doing major back ups before doing a cold reboot to confirm.
After trying everything i could find in the MS knowledge base & the MS official forums (& a couple other net forums) in my case the fix was something I forgot I had; I use a registry management program (which I swear by) called Greatis Reg Run. It has a registry restore feature which I didn't even think about as I've never used the feature before in all the years I've owned it. It SEEMS to have fixed the issues in about 10 seconds.
I won't feel totally safe until doing the cold boot just in case Norton put some sort of weird hook in an ini file that will cause the issue to recur, but I THINK I'm ok.
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