Lost Program Files?

  Martyn23 14:20 06 Jan 2006

Help please I have just uninstalled NIS 2002 and all associated components pluse a couple of other unused programs using the add remove software. On restart I had a problem with an error symevnt.386 which I have now delet6ed from the registry following guidance on the Symantec site.

I now find that all bar three Folders remain in the Program Files folder all others missing.

Any advice please. It's a win 98 machine (1st Edition).


  Skyver 14:24 06 Jan 2006

What do you see if you access a command prompt (Alt + R and type command, press return), and type `dir "c:\program files" /ah` ?

  Martyn23 14:40 06 Jan 2006

I have just entered the command prompt by holding down f8 on startup and used the scanreg/restore facility to restore the registry to yesterday. I now get the NIS error messages which I can tacke through the regedit facility to sort.

Could you clarify if you mean to try the same command and please clarify exactly what I type after the > symbol.


  Skyver 14:49 06 Jan 2006

Just let it load Windows and bring up a command prompt, not sure exactly how - Start Menu/Programs/MS-DOS Prompt?

dir "c:\program files" /ah

  rawprawn 14:53 06 Jan 2006

For command prompt Start/Run/ type cmd and hit OK

  Martyn23 14:58 06 Jan 2006

Ok the message is:

Volume in drive c has no label
Volume serial number is 07CE-061A
Directory of C:
File not found

Hope this helps

Thanks again

  Martyn23 15:23 06 Jan 2006


  Skyver 15:26 06 Jan 2006

No files?
What if you type

Dir progra~1

  Martyn23 15:41 06 Jan 2006

Tried that and ended up with the following (by the way the tilde symbol ~ was not horizontally alligned but near the top)

Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is 07CE-061A
Directory of C:\Progra~1

. <DIR> 26/06/98 6:03
.. <DIR> 26/06/98 6:03
COMMON~1 <DIR> 26/06/98 6:03
SANDICON EXE 131,072 13/11/00 11:36
MSAPP~1 <DIR> 03/06/05 10:05
1 files(S) 131,072 BYTES
4 dir(s) 10,888.92 MB free

Doesn't look good does it?


  Skyver 15:43 06 Jan 2006

No it doesn't, try the same with /ah ie

Dir progra~1 /ah

  Skyver 15:44 06 Jan 2006

Norton should be pulled up on this sort of thing.

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