Re: Did Compact Reg with Norton Utils 15. Now NIS 2012 ver 19.7 Intrusion prevention keeps turning o
05-09-2012 09:28 AM
I have done Norton Utils Compact Registry before (with older NIS version). No problem. Have used CCleaner, which also does things with the Registry. This has often, either done, nothing much, or Fixed a problem.
One thing though.. I tried to use System Restore, to go back before the Compact. It looked like it was being done. Pc re-booted, then came up with Can NOT Restore to <whatever the date was>. Tried it for an earlier date. Same.
Is NIS stil running correctly now? You mentioned System Restore. System Restore can mess up NIS big time as it deletes (when it rolls back) certain updates, and can casue a corrupt install. This usually requires a through cleaning of the old NIS install and a clean.
FWIW, you must disable Tamper Protection in order to be able to have a System Restore complete. Norton will not let Windows make any changes with Tamper Protection enabled. Settings > General > Product Security > Norton Product Tamper Protection.