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System mechanic 6 not finishing

On my laptop i have norton antivirus everything works fine except my system mechanic 6 system mech runs all the way to 100% but will not goto restart computer and finish with the registery repair. It worked until norton anti was installed

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Hi,

Norton's sounds like it's causing you problems. For a quick fix, I might suggest that if you have the systems mechanics 6 disk, that you uninstall it first, and then reinstall it. This will fix your registry and Norton's will then understand that it's a new program and not to block it. If that doesn't work, then I'd uninstall both Norton's and System Mechanics, and first reboot, then install Norton's first, then System Mechanics, which should in order solve your problem.

Good Luck!

Mark

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and disable the sidebar with the widgets, and change desktop view from aero to clasic this will boost up loading and shutting down of laptop.

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