Error: 'Cannot find B Host file: "c:\windows\system32\"' with pcAnywhere
Last Updated April 29, 2013
After upgrading to pcAnywhere 11.5, the error message "Cannot find Be Host file: "c:\windows\system32\" appears. You want to know what you can do to correct this problem.
This problem may occur if pcAnywhere 11.5 is installed over a previous version. The error can be fixed without losing any existing data from the previous install of pcAnywhere. The fix requires deleting the "Connection" string value in the registry. Symantec recommends you backup your registry before proceeding. For information on saving your registry, see the document Backing up the Windows registry.
To delete the "Connection" string value in the registry
Click Start > Run.
Typeregedit in the Open box and then press Enter.
Go to HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Symantec\pcAnywhere\CurrentVersion\Host.
Find and delete the "Connection" string value from the registry.
Close the registry.
Check each host object and ensure Launch with Windows is not checked.
Reboot the computer.
Imported Document ID: TECH108982
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