Symantec has what is known as a Registry Repair Tool to fix problems for those folks who were running Norton 2008, and updated Windows XP to SP3 or Vista to SP1. The free tool removes errant registry entries that may be hiding after the service pack was installed.
On their site Symantec states:
Numerous registry keys are added when you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 with a Norton product installed. Because of these registry keys, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Windows Device Manager is empty
- Missing Wireless network adaptors or other hardware devices
- Unable to connect using a wireless adapter
During the upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1, a tool called Fixccs.exe creates a series of registry keys in many locations (some of them within the Symantec registry keys) but is unable to remove them.
Symantec has developed a tool to remove the registry entries that were added during the Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista SP 1 upgrade. Download and run the tool to automatically remove the registry entries.
So today I went roaming around the Internet to see if anyone was having problems with the tool. I wasn’t able to find any unfavorable remarks about the tool, which would indicate all is well. Or is it?
Has anyone tried the tool? Share your results with us.