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Packard Bell Navigator

Overview
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Technical support

Overview

Navigator, not to be confused with Netscape Navigator, is a software program that was shipped with Packard Bell computers. This utility allowed an easy to use interface for users who were not familiar with the computer or who were intimidated by Windows. With this software program, the user could manipulate files, run programs, install programs and get familiar with the computer before utilizing Windows.

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Packard Bell Navigator
Navigator 3.9

The above illustration is a picture of Navigator 3.9, one of the later revisions of Navigator released. Each of the Navigators shipped with Packard Bell computers differed in functionality and appearance.

Technical support

DISABLING NAVIGATOR

This is all dependent upon what version of Navigator your have; however, here are the three ways to disable it. One of the below methods will disable Navigator from automatically loading.

1.) Ensure that it is not in the startup folder; you can check this by clicking on Start, Programs, and then Startup. If you do not see Navigator listed under startup, skip to #2. If you do see Navigator, click Start, Settings, Taskbar, click the tab start menu programs, Advanced, click the folder that says programs, and then click the folder that says startup; highlight navigator and press del on your keyboard, say yes and that should resolve the issue.

2.) If Navigator was not in the startup folder then click Start, Run, type in win.ini, look for a run= line, usually the 2,3,4 line, see if there is a statement saying C:\NAV\NAV.EXE   If you do not see this, skip to step #3; if you see this, delete just the C:\NAV\NAV.EXE and this should eliminate Navigator from loading up at startup. If it does not, you may want to edit the win.ini by following the steps above and put a ; (semicolon) in front of RUN=   this will remark the line and should make Navigator not load up at startup.

3.) Usually, if the first two were not able to stop Navigator from loading, you have one of the newest versions such as 3.9. To disable this, you need to click on Start, Run, and type in system.ini search for startnav.dll or something similar; it should be related to nav and usually will be on the drivers= line in the [boot] section.