AUTOCHK Program Not Found After Uninstalling Norton

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I am trying to uninstall Norton to my system to change it to a different version.

After uninstalling, I made a reboot, but this error appears.

Autochk program not found – skipping AUTOCHECK

 Autochk program not found – skipping AUTOCHECK

This is the first time I've seen this. I kept rebooting, but it keeps on relooping and I can't access my windows. My computer would not even boot to safe mode, or it did not accept the recovery disk either.

I am currently using Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2. I've searched on one site that it has something to do with the partitions on my hard rive. My system has divided into two partitions.

And I have two Operating System installed on it. The Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. I have enough memory spaces on every partition so I am pretty sure that it doesn't have any conflict.

I tried the CHKDSK method, but no luck. I want to know what is PTED IT and what has got to do with my problem? Does uninstalling Norton has something to do with this? These are the solutions I found on the internet, but I don't know how to manually fix it. My computer has 500 GB Hard Drive and 4 GB of RAM.

Please Help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #107550

AUTOCHK Program Not Found After Uninstalling Norton



I have read the problem that you have with the windows XP computer and the issue that you have shown that this problem occurs because the Autochk.exe file is corrupted or missing. In order for us to resolve the issue, I have here some solution that might be of great help.

  1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk.
  2. Close the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP window if it appears.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Click Run.
  5. On the run bar let’s type cmd.
  6. Click OK.
  7. On the black screen or the command prompt type in: copy drive letter:i386autochk.exe %WINDIR%system32.
  8. Hit ENTER.
  9. This message will appear: Overwrite C:WINDOWSsystem32autochk.exe? (Yes/No/All):
  10. Type Y.
  11. Remove the Windows XP startup disk, and then restart the computer.

The "Autochk" error occurs if you try uninstalling the Norton Antivirus. We can resolve the issue with a software application package by Symantec called PowerQuest that has PTEDIT. If the above solution did not resolve the issue here are the other steps that you can do:

  1. We need to download the compressed file from the Symantec website and save it to the desktop. Be sure to remember the name of the file.
  2. Create a bootable disk and insert a floppy disk into the disk drive.
  3. Double-click on "My Computer".
  4. Right-click on Drive A (floppy drive).
  5. Click on "Format."
  6. Put a check on the box for "Create an MS-DOS Startup Disk".
  7. Click Start to begin the creation.
  8. Click on "OK" in the confirmation screen and if the warning message loads up click OK.
  9. Click "OK" again once the formatting process is complete.
  10. Copy PTEDIT to the floppy disk now by doing the following.
  11. Double-click on the PTEDIT.ZIP file you downloaded to the desktop.
  12. Right-click on PTEDIT.EXE and click on Copy.
  13. Open My Computer by double-clicking it.
  14. Double-click on Drive A (floppy drive).
  15. Click the "Edit" button (it's located toward the top of the window).
  16. Click on "Paste."
  17. Insert the floppy disk into the drive of the computer that has the "Autochk" error.
  18. Configure your BIOS settings so that your PC will boot from its floppy drive.
  19. At the A:> prompt that appears, type "PTEDIT".
  20. Hit Enter.
  21. The "Power Quest Partition Table Editor" screen will open up, go to the very first column of the table that is labelled "Type."
  22. The number here should generally be 07 (hex), meaning the partition is an "Installable File System", in other words a bootable drive. If it’s different that means it’s not bootable.
  23. Go to the "Type" box using your Tab key and Press Alt+T then it opens up the "Set Type" menu.
  24. Press and hold down Alt+S and this will save the changes.
  25. Press Ctrl+C to exit.
  26. Windows should now be booting normally.

Hopefully this has resolve the issue that you have on the computer that you’re using.

Answered By 240 points N/A #107551

AUTOCHK Program Not Found After Uninstalling Norton


That's a complete package and I manage to resolve the issue with your constant support.

Thanks a lot!

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