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# Cannot remove iCloud from Control Panel

Q: Cannot remove iCloud from Control Panel

Hello. I recently uninstalled iCloud from my computer, but there still is an icon in Control Panel. Any thoughts on how to remove it?

A: Cannot remove iCloud from Control Panel

Hi,
You could probably start by knowing for a fact that iCloud is located in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\".

Another way could be reinstalling iCloud and then uninstalling it again.
(THE LINK FOR ICLOUD'S INSTALL IS RIGHT HERE)

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Hello, after inserting a pendrive I've contaminated my personal computer with a virus that: 1) Transform all files and folder of the pendrive in hiden and create shortcuts2) Remove the Control Panel itens3) Blocks my access to all my files/programs/folders (system says that I've no permission to use/work in all the folder and all the programs)4) It's a JS type os virus because there are JS stuff in the Start menu item.5) The virus also deactivates Avira completely. The program starts but when I click it's icon it just closes. Also avira did detect the virus in the pendrive but it was too late. After a lot of work following instructions here I believe I've succesffuly cleaned my system, but I would like to confirm. I'm posting the DDS log. thanksDDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2Run by Fernando at 14:30:56 on 2013-05-13Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.55.1033.18.8108.4048 [GMT -3:00].AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9B5F5313-CAF9-DD97-C460-E778420237B4}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {203EB2F7-ECC3-D219-FED0-DC0A39857D09}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\Syste... Read more

A:USB shortcuts + Remove access to all files + Remove Control Panel + JS virus

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I can't seem to figure out what happened, I was deleting some old programs through the control panel/add and remove programs. Now when I go back to the same window, the buttons to the right of the screen Change/Remove are missing.....what do I have to do to fix this?

A:Change/Remove buttons gone in my control panel under add and remove programs

Try a System Restore before this problem occured.

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On trying to remove Avery Wizard 2.1 from ADD/REMOVE Control panel entry I get the ADD /Remove Button Constantly disallowing the Removal by overcovering it with a Commercial photo of PC Cleaners that stops the removal process. How PC cleaners even got into this computer is a mystery! Would appreciate very much any positive advice. as I can't even find in the directory any presence of 'PC Cleaners. Thank you --- JGW

A:Remove PC Cleaners from Blocking ADD/Remove entry on Control Panel

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and
Quote:

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a link at the top of each page.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Had no luck removing a program in control panel, and discovered software in PC
magazine that did the trick. consider this: absolute Uninstaller- www.glarysoft.com.
simple, but works fine. let me know if you use it.

A:Remove stubborn programs that won't remove in control panel

I used another 'remover'- the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility- great of getting rid of 'orphan entries' in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301

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I use Windows XP. I have two problems using the Add/Remove function in my Control Panel: specifically I want to remove a program called "Creative Zen V Series (R2). The prompt after attempting to remove comes back with "The specific module could not be found" and leaves the program showing. I need to get rid of this entry.

Secondly I want to remove "Calendar Creator 9" and when this is selected to remove, I get a prompt that says "To install the program it must first be removed using the Control Panel function Add/Remove. This is frustrating as that is exactly what I'm trying to do, NOT INSTALL the program again.

Could use some help with this. Remaining programs can be removed easily using the add/remove function.

Mel

A:Cannot remove program using Add/Remove in Control Panel

Uninstall Both the Programs Manually

To remove the invalid/orphaned entries from the Add/Remove applet manually [Windows 2000/XP]

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2. Locate the following key in the registry:
3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
4. Make sure you backup the keys by exporting them to a .reg file.
5. Look for the name of the program with the orphaned entry.
6. Delete the entire listing for the software with the orphaned entry.
7. Close the registry editor.

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My add and remove program is gone in the control panel. When I click to open it nothing happens. My pc has been messed up for awhile and the last time I posted a msg for help in Dec no one responded. Please help me figure out this mess. Thank you. Here's my HJT file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:46:00 PM, on 1/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\iWin Games\iWinTrusted.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

A:No ADD REMOVE in Control Panel

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OK .. a the Add/Remove Control Panel will NOT inititate. This is happening on a friend's computer. The problem he sent was originally asking about Norton giving the error on missing file: "missing file: c\winnt\system32\mapisrvr.exe." . I've found all the comments on WinDoctor problems and the like. But what I have not found out is WHY the error with the Add/Remove Control Panel.

I've never had or seen this problem: and I work with a lot of WIN2000 installations.

Anyone out there able to point me in the direction of a 'cure' ???

Thanks ...

net500cg

Right Click, choose SAVE AS...
run it
reboot.

See if that helps ! ! ! !

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i try to remove the sims and warcraft 111 from my pc in add/remove programs in the control panel and i get a file can't be found message. what do i do to find the file and uninstall them.
also i hooked an epson printer up once to see if it woked and i can't delete the icon where the installed printers show up. its no big deal since the printer isn't hooked up anyway but i prefer to see just the printer that is hooked up.

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from 'my computer' in library please?

A:Control Panel remove.....

Don't worry I have sorted it

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I've come across something called "Interstitial Ad Delivery by n-CASE" in my ad/remove function. What is it? How did it get there? Do I need it? If no...how do I get rid of it?

Thanks for any help!

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Hi:

I have an older program and can no longer find the original disc or else I'd reinstall and uninstall... when I try to uninstall it gives an error. Is there any way I can clean it out or am I stuck with it forever?

I've tried CCleaner too, same thing.

Thanks

A:Cannot Remove Program from Control Panel

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I cannot find any programs listed in the add/remove programs section of my laptop. I appreciate any and all help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:40:52 PM, on 4/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\EVIDEN~1\ee.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

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When I click on the Add/Remove Programs in my Control Panel the message "Please Wait while the list is being populated" appears but the list is never generated. I need to remove some programs. Do you have any suggestions?

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I tried to remove it using add and remove programs in the control panel but nothing happens.

I think it's some kind of spyware crap.

I running Windows 2000 OS on a dell lInspiron 3800 laptop.

Any ideas?

thanks

A:can't remove SchoolCash from control panel

get yourself Adaware and Spybot Search & Destroy, run adware then run the spybot and clean what should be cleaned first, then advise, what kind of message you got when try to delete the schoolcash?

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I have had this problem on 2 Win2K computers now. It is caused somehow by USB installations. The latest was installing a HP 3570C USB scanner. The scanner software did not work properly after install, and when I went to the control panel (add/remove) [appwiz.cpl] the program has a large blank area where usually the programs show. (The message is "there are no programs installed on this computer") However, I can scroll down and see the programs listed, but if I click on any entry I get ""mshta.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows. An error log is being created"

When I go to event viewer I get, "The application, mshta.exe, generated an application error. ...The exceprion generated was c0000005 at address 75B5EB55 (DllGetClassObject)"

Anybody see this before, Ideas?

All help greatly appreciated.

Don

A:Cannot use control panel add/remove programs

jeeptj5,

Welcome to TSG.
A little searching in the right spots;

285195

This is for Win 2K Pro.

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when i first installed xp, when i opened up the add/remove app in control panel the window opened up fine with no problems but then i installed various programs and now when i open up the window it appears to be narrowed down, heres a link to a pic of what i mean

http://www.sendspace.com/file/p9p7vs

if there is any way of fixing this problem id like to know, thanks

A:problem with add/remove app in control panel

I think you can simply drag it to size.

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Several days ago i opened this section to remove a program and the screen was blank. I waited nearly 20 minutes and it was still blank. Now i can not even get the section to open. Can anyone tell me what went wrong and how to fix it please?

All the other sections in Control Panel open just fine.

A:Add and Remove Programs in Control Panel

Try running the System File Checker.

Go Start > Run > Type in sfc /scannow. Press enter. It may ask you for the XP CD - just insert it and then hit retry.

Note - there is a space between sfc and /scannow.

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I inadvertently tried to install TweakUI from XP and have since uninstalled it, but the icon still remains in Control Panel. Where in the registry can I delete this please???
(I have Windows Ultimate, 32bit)

A:Remove an icon from Control Panel

Hello Archdeacon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can look in the registry at the location below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace

Once there, look at each long number CLSID key in the left pane under NameSpace until you see the same TweakUI entry that displays in the Control Panel in the right pane for (Default). If you spot it, then you can just right click on and delete the long number CLSID key for it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I had a program called "Way To Go Bowling" downloaded on my computer, when I got tired of playing it, I removed it from my Desktop, and then I tried to remove it from the Control Panel. It came up "could not find log file". The Icon still exists, but the program evidently is gone. Is there another Software program that could remove the icon from the Add/Remove section, because Add/Remove isn't letting me remove it.

Thanks,

JS

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Hello everyone

I recently had to have my computer reformatted.
Windows XP Service pack 2.
For some reason known only to himsmelf my computer man installed
IE7 and OE6. I previously had IE6 and OE6.
But can't bear to change it now.

When I look in the add/remove window I find that some of the programs I reinstalled by disc are not showing.
is this something I should worry about?
Many thanks
Anne

Hi Anne,
This usually occurs if the name in the Registry is more than 60 characters long. Once Windows encounters a name longer than 60 characters no more entries are shown. This should only be a problem if you want to remove the program at a later date. If it causes any problems you can change the registry entry. If you feel confident about editing the registry, I'll give you step by step instructions how to do it.
Regards,
Pilot.

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I let the program Mirar download. I have tried to remove it from the control panel and it won't remove. It goes to uninstall and I get a blank screen with no further action.

A:Cannot remove program from control panel

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im trying to remove my microsoft bluetooth notebook mouse 5000, so i went to devices and printers in control panel. i right clicked the mouse, but theres no option where i can remove it! how do i remove this device? is there another way?

A:HELP! how do i remove this device in control panel?

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I no longer have the option to uninstall programs in the add/remove programs option in control. The only things shown in the window are

'installed on' and 'date'. How did this happen and How can I restore the uninstall option?

jvmsl4, Check out the links below.

http://www.winxptutor.com/arpbuttons.htm

Tufenuf

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I have a 'wildtangent control panel' in my control panel that I cannot get rid of. I try right clicking and it only says 'open' or 'create shortcut.' If I try to move it to the recycle bin nothing happens.

I also need to remove the program '2flyerSaver' but every time I've tried to remove it in the past my icons all change color for some reason, so I've had to put it right back on my pc.

Any help appreciated.

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Hi I have a windows 2000 proff OS....now I had installed something and instead of uninstalling I had deleted the stuff...but in the add/remove programs in the control panel the dll file of the same program has remained behind....how do I get rid of it....I cannot install the same thing again cause I do not have it...is there any other alternative....please let me know.....

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Hey guys, so im trying to remove the DTS Studio Sound Program, as it is severely lacking in features when compared to the Standard Realtek HD Audio Manager, which is the program I am trying to get.  Uninstalling the drivers didnt work as they just reinstalled automaticly after every reboot.I have disablled Windows Automatic driver updates and what not to no avail. Someone suggested that I disable the Intel Smart Sound Technology (One of the drivers I can't uninstall) in the bios but Im not given the option too. Any suggestions? I just want to remove DTS and get Realtek HD Audio Manager. Thanks Guys

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I cannot find any programs listed in add/remove programs section of my laptop. I appreciate any and all help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:40:52 PM, on 4/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\EVIDEN~1\ee.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe

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I'm on a friends computer and while getting rid of some unwanted software and spyware I noticed there is something in the Add or Remove Program list that's very bizzare. The list has 4 programs starting with the letter A. If I click below that, the area below it Highlights. I scroll down what seems to be about 8 feet (8 pages worth) of highlighted area then the list of programs continues. If I click sort by date, the area changes so it has nothing to do with the last A program.

I'm guessing this is some sort of malware, but have no clue how to find out what it is, and there is no button in the area to uninstall it. It doesn't load as everything in HijackThis is normal, and there is nothing in the process tree that is abnormal.

Any ideas what it may be or how to get rid of it ?

TIA

Jym

A:Control Panel -> Add or Remove Program

I had this very same problem and it was due to programs that were left behind on the add/remove list that could not be completely uninstalled or removed from the list.

this got rid of it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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box is not working correctly on my machine. When going to control panel, and selecting Add/Remove Programs, the box comes up as it is supposed to do. However, it does not have the button to remove the program. It has a box on the right that states the size of the program, but it does not have the remove program box. Don't understand what happened to it. Anyone seen this problem before. I am using Windows XP Home, with SP2 installed and every update completed as of today. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give.

are you logged in as admin? you need admin rights to remove programs

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I removed a solitaire program a day ago in Add/Remove in the control panel and it worked great.

Because I was having a problem with my computer I had to restore to an earlier date to correct the problem and that solitaire game reappeared in the add/remove program. I then tried to remove/delete it and a box comes up saying that program does not exist - so I can't delete it in the list.

How do I go about deleting that when it says it doesn't exist, but it is listed in the list?

A:Problems in Add/Remove in Control Panel

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Greetings,

I've uninstalled WS_FTP, however the program events are still in the Control Panel. How do I remove the sounds from the Control Panel? I'm assuming I have to edit the registry.

Thanks,
Shane.

A:Remove Sounds in Control Panel

Have you tried Revo uninstaller?

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SINCE THE LAST UPDATE ,AUDIO MANAGER BEEN UPDATED AS DTS AUDIO CONTROL PANEL ,IT WORKS GOOD WHEN IT COMES TO MY LAPTOP SPEAKERS BUT IT DOESN'T ALLOW MY EXTERNAL HANDFREE OR EXTERNAL SPEAKERS VIA JACK.   I need a help in that point please.

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I m also facing the same problem in my company please Help or i will get scolding in the company my OS is windows professional

I m not able to change the background
i have quickheal antivirus

If anyone is able to reply faster then i m verythankful of him

A:How to recover my add/remove in control panel

Hi Sandeep. Welcome to TSF.

Is this a personal computer or a work computer you're having an issue with?

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Hi

I installed a trial plug-in to a piece of software which I later removed using its own uninstall option.

I see that the item still appears in the Control Panel>Add or Remove Programmes and if I click to remove it tells me it cannot find the uinstal log file.

As the plug-in is now non-existent, is there a way to remove the entry in Control Panel>Add or Remove Programmes?

Hi Eric

Sometimes when you uninstall a program, the corresponding Add/Remove entry is not removed. This may be due to incomplete uninstallation or the poorly designed uninstaller itself.

Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe)
Locate the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Make sure you backup the keys by exporting them to a .reg file.
Look for the name of the program with the orphaned entry.
Delete the entire listing for the software with the orphaned entry.
Close the registry editor.

Orphaned entries are those whose uninstallers are not available [but the registry entry might point to the actual uninstaller file]. You may also see errors like "missing install.log or uninstall.log" while trying to uninstall from Add/Remove Programs. The install.log/uninstall.log contains the uninstallation information about a program. When you remove a program from Add/Remove Programs, the log files come into play and remove the corresponding software entries from the registry and the files in the hard disk.

If the LOG files are missing, you may need to reinstall the application again (in the same path) and then try a clean uninstall again. In some cases, the application might be removed, but the entries may still exist in the Add/Remove Programs list. Orphaned entries are usually a result of a system restore rollback operation. Use the above method to remove the Uninstall entri... Read more

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how do you remove the icons there are some that dont do anything and i just want to remove them

A:remove icons in control panel

As far as i know you cannot remove icons from the control panel ...i could be wrong?..

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Can anyone give me an explanation and/or a fix for a large amount of blank and black spacing between program listings, i.e. 10 program listings, then a large amount of black and white space and, finally the rest of the programs appear. Not affecting the computer, but is a little disconcerting.

A:Add or Remove Programs - Control Panel

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The DTS Audio Control Panel will not let me consistently use headphones. When I plug them in, there is no audio until I open the ACP, go to the Advanced tab, and Enable and then Disable the "Enable Multi-Playback Streaming" option. If I pause audio playback for more than a few minutes, I have to repeat this process. Sometimes this process won't work at all and I can't use headphones until I restart the computer. I don't care about software EQs and enhancements. I would love to not have to use this program at all and just use the built-in Windows audio controls, but I can't find any instructions about how to remove or disable this app. This is extremely frustrating as I'm using this computer for school, and when I pause lecture videos to write something down, my headphones will stop working until I go back into the ACP or restart the computer.

Go to task manager, start, disable the Audio Realtek entry.Restart the computer.It should work.

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When going to add and remove programs in the control panel, the list of installed programs will not load. Have tried it in safe mode and still will not get the list of installed programs. What is causing that to happen?

A:Control Panel to Add or Remove Programs

Do you get any sort of error message? Sometimes the list can take a very long time to load, especially if you have a lot of programs installed.

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Hi. I've recently bought a Logik Webcam with Built in Microphone to replace my damaged built in HP Webcam in my laptop. I tried to install it and initially showed that it was succesfully installed. I searched for it and could not find it. I went to the devices and printers under Hardware and Sound (control panel) and that's where i found it. Problem is when i connect the device, it does not work. Every time i insert the CD, instead of the wizard installing, the dialog box just gives an option to 'are you sure you want to remove all the features of the highlighted text'. I've thought of deleting the icon from the devices and printers and don't know how as it is not available in the programs of the control panel.

Ntsira

This is my laptop
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1976 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 796 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 287533 MB, Free - 211768 MB; F: Total - 2035 MB, Free - 2030 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1526
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Not Updated

A:How to remove a device from the Control panel

ShellyJoy83 said:

Uninstall the software of the device.
Go to the device manager to enable or disable the device.
Control Panel\System and Security\System click on device manager on upside of the left pane.,Click to expand...

Thanx ShellyJoy83 for your response. I followed your advice but the device is not among the devices under the Device Manager.

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message:
UNHANDLED EXCEPTION

Error No.0x80040702
Description: Failed to load dll: LPINSO4E

Set up will now terminate

I can delete everything associated with this program, excepting in the

Thanks,

billjh

A:Windows XP- Add/Remove in Control Panel

what is the full name of this program you trying to uninstall ?

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in trying to remove an ATI program, it refuses to delete. I tried the "appwiz.cpl",
program, but it won't work. I want to reinstall the TV that worked great , but does not now.

A:Unable to remove program in control panel

Have you tried the windows clean up utility?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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Help!!

I've just installed xp sp3 and cured some problems with m/c i.e. no burner attached in media player....but now have lost add/remove programs, device manager, system etc from control panel. Can anyone help?

A:lost add/remove program from control panel

there is a 'sticky' thread on this. Look at the top of forum

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The list of programs that appears when I attempt to uninstall a program has become truncated and I must scroll down through a long blank space to find the remainder of the list. Since I do not use this feature that often I have no idea what I may have done to trigger this problem,... Any ideas out there for a means of correction?

A:Wdos XP Control Panel Add/Remove List

Two fixes ...
There are two fixes there.

Otherwise, this one:

Line 226-right
Add/Remove white space - general - Kelly's Korner

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Using WinXP,SP-2. In control panel, Add/Remove programs. There are over 80 entries of WIN-XP updates & Hot Fix entries...and its growing. When, if ever may these be removed from the listing?

if possible, return suggestions to [email protected].

regards

A:remove winXP updates in control panel?

mhaines said:

Using WinXP,SP-2. In control panel, Add/Remove programs. There are over 80 entries of WIN-XP updates & Hot Fix entries...and its growing. When, if ever may these be removed from the listing?

if possible, return suggestions to [email protected].

regardsClick to expand...

There can't be 80 and you should not remove any unless it has been proven that a particular one is causing a problem and posting your email address is not a wise thing to do.

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I'm using Vista 32 Ultimate and I downloaded some crap I want to uninstall, but they won't show up on the Add/Remove programs control panel thing.

I know they exists because their directories are in Program Files, and I have working icons on my desktop. Also, there's no uninstall executable inside of the program file itself.

What can I do to uninstall this stuff?

Thanks

A:Programs not showing up on Control Panel's Add/Remove

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Originally Posted by larryjr88

I'm using Vista 32 Ultimate and I downloaded some crap I want to uninstall, but they won't show up on the Add/Remove programs control panel thing.

I know they exists because their directories are in Program Files, and I have working icons on my desktop. Also, there's no uninstall executable inside of the program file itself.

What can I do to uninstall this stuff?

Thanks

Hi larryjr88. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

I would use CCleaner found HERE. Simply download CCleaner, install, Right-click on the CCleaner icon, Select "Run as Administrator", select "Tools" (left side - center), and a list of installed programs should appear.

Typically, CCleaner lists more installed programs than Windows Uninstall Programs does.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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This is my first time. I wanted to join because I have a lot of problems in my computer. Just now while I was fixing problems on my computer, suddenly I cannot access the add/remove program in the control panel. Can somebody help me why it happened and how can I fix it?

thank you

A:Cant access my add/remove program in control panel

What other problems are you having? They might be related.
Prebuilt-Brand & Model
Custom Built-Brand & Model of Mobo-CPU-RAM-Graphics-PSU

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I am running W2K w/SP2 and just noticed that the Add/Remove wizard that runs from the control panel says that no programs are installed. There are a number of products installed and all appear to be working correctly from the program menu and shortcuts. Why would the Add/Remove process think there aren't any programs installed? How do you correct this? Some products don't have "Uninstall" options and you must use the ADD/Remove program icon to do the install.

A:W2K Add/Remove Program Wizard on Control Panel

Not sure, take a look at this article from microsoft Add/Remove Programs Tool Displays Installed Programs Incorrectly

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While viewing a listing of installed programs on my laptop via the Control Panel, I noticed there were many Windows XP Software Updates (that had been installed). Question: could these updates be removed from the control panel, or would doing so remove them from my computer?

I know that removing other programs listed really does remove them, but as each item shows "installed on XXXXX" instead of the usual info about size, etc. thought I'd ask about removing the updates as they DO take up space.

Thanks for any assistance.

Granny Chris

A:Remove Microsoft updates from Control Panel

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I posted a thread regarding Av Systemcare. After reading many threads here it seems I also need to post a Hijack log. What exactly is this and how do I do this. I REALLY want to get started on fixing this, but need a little assistance if anyone has a minute. Thanks again ELizabeth

A:How do I remove malware affecting my control panel?

hi, welcome to TSG.

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

to download HijackThis. Click scan and save a logfile, then post it here so
we can take a look at it for you. Don't click fix on anything in hijack this
as most of the files are legitimate.

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Hello, I need help removing the SmartAudio application from my Control Panel. Every time I click on it, it says "failed to initialize" - I no longer have it nor do I need it. I would just like to get rid of it from Control Panel, it's not slowing my system down or anything, it's the OCD in me that is killing me seeing a non working function there! Thank you

A:Remove SmartAudio link from Control Panel

I was able to fix it by installing the drivers and then manually uninstalling - if mod can delete this thread, that'd be great. thanks!

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Please help, I can't remove Mirar from the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs window. When I try to uninstall it, Kaspersky pops up a window indicating it's detecting behaviour resembling PDM, then closes. The Mirar uninstall screen then opens, and it has me check off two boxes (details below) and then hit "next" but after that the uninstall screen goes blank. I close the screen, and Mirar is still in the control panel. Can someone help me remove it? I've already tried Spybot, MSSE, Kaspersky, etc., but none of them seem to detect it as a problem.

Here's the gist of the uninstall screen, followed by the Kaspersky report, and then the Hijack This log:

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Please select the programs you'd like to uninstall:
Mirar Toolbar
Mirar Toolbar including Popup Blocker, Website Previews and Related keywords.

100% Spyware free
Rest assured knowing that Mirar is 100% spyware free.
No popups
If you're seeing popups while browsing the internet it is NOT because of Mirar.
No browser changes
Mirar does not make changes to your homepage or error pages.
DID YOU KNOW?

I know Mirar Toolbar doesn't launch popups or any other advertising, or modify search settings, but I would still like to uninstall it.

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Then there's a Cancel and Next button. The Next button is unclickable u... Read more

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A:Not able to open Add/Remove option in COntrol panel

hai....

os windows 2000 pro if u want to shutdown the system auomatically rastart the system but not shutdown. what kind of problem pls anyone idea please tell.

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I had Intellitype pro 7.1 installed awhile back. I thought I had it successfully uninstalled, however I noticed the other day that it was still listed in Programs and Features in Control Panel. When I click on it there are no options for 'Modify' or 'Uninstall'. I did a search for Intellitype in my C drive and found only a couple of empty folders which I then deleted. This did not solve my problem though... I found a couple of Intellitype items in my regedit but I do not want to be messing around with my registry without knowing the consequences. How do I remove this program from my Control Panel and is it safe to delete these items in the registry?

(computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Intellitype Pro, computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Intellipoint Intellitype Pro Bluetooth, computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Intellitype Pro Auto Update)

A:Cannot remove a program in Control Panel (Intellitype pro)

Use this it will be gone

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs, Solve uninstall problems

If it is gone or if it is not, use this after revo.

http://www.ccleaner.com/

Leave your registry alone, use ccleaner and you will be ok

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My O/S is windows xp, i noticed that when i go to control panel - add/remove programs, i see the first few programs the rest of the screen is black, how can i fix this?

A:In windows Xp, control panel - add/remove programs

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I was removing some programs and I noticed many listings for programs that are no longer on my computer. Some of these will give a "remove from list" message and will let you remove them from the list, but some will not. This isnt a terrible problem, but I would really like to know how to remove these that are cluttering up the list.

Thanks williac.

A:Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs question

Start/Run/RegeditHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UninstallEach program listed in Add/Remove Programs has a subkey listed here. Locate the correct subkey for the program in question and right click it, then select Delete. You may want to choose Export, first, to export the key to a REG file. The REG file can be re-imported if you find you made a mistake.See:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=247501

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How to add\remove programs in control panel via nsis?

i have created an exe which creates desktop icon and installs files into the required location. But, it does not create the program name in the control panel.

Could anyone help pls?
what command should i give in the code for this?

A:Add\Remove programs in control panel via nsis

Hi, you need to do this manually, mod the registry key:- "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"

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Does anyone know howw to remove items that are listed under add/remove programs in the control panel? I have several games and other installations that still show there even though they were fully uninstalled. They don't create a problem per se. Just wondered if there was a way to do this. Thanks!

A:removing items from add/remove in control panel

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Good morning from Australia. Don't know if anyone can help me, but when I double click on the Add/Remove Programs icon in my Control Panel it doesn't work for some reason. Everything else in the Control Panel works ok. My computer has Windows XP Home Edition installed. My local computer wizz (he's an expert), has tried to solve this problem for me, but cannot find an answer. Hope someone can help. Cheers Cheryl

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I have made the mistake of running adware and spybot S&D without checking for uninstall programs in the control panel. They removed the spyware/adware, but didn't remove the uninstall programs and now with the files gone, it will not let me delete those files (or obviously run the uninstall). I was wondering if there is another way to remove those programs? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:removing programs from add/remove in the control panel

what i reccomend is getting atleast the trial version of WinTools.net run it and within the program [a very user friendly interface] you can select the programs from the Add/Remove programs list and delete them from the list. this is also helpful for deleting files out of there you do not want uninstalled by mistake from that list i.e. windows updates

- OR -

visit site here

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Is there a way to print the entire list of programs under add/remove programs? Im on Windows XP Home Edition Sp3.

A:Print add/remove programs under control panel

Quote:

Originally Posted by Julie Frances

Is there a way to print the entire list of programs under add/remove programs? Im on Windows XP Home Edition Sp3.

Don`t worry, found a way. CC Cleaner saved to file not uninstall.

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Hello All,

I have been trying to solve a Zone Alarm problem, but the fix seems to have turned into a Windows problem. I hope someone can help me.

I've used ZoneAlarm Security Suite for several years now, but during the past year I have been unable to install upgrades. Usually the process gets stuck during the uninstall of the old version. SO this time I tried to manually uninstall first. It seemed to work (via Add/Remove Programs) and then I tried installing the new version, but it got stuck while copying files over.

On the Zonealarm Forum I got some help from someone who gave me some instructions to follow to "completely" uninstall all zonealarm (zonelabs) files. Following these instructions (which I'll post below) appeared to have removed Zonealarm, but I still could not install the new version - it got stuck at the exact same point while copying files over.

So now I don't have the old version and can't install the new version.
Now to the Windows problem. (Thanks for your patience)

Everything else on my PC seems to be working fine. Email, internet, other programs...but then I went to use Photoshop Elements and it started up by showing me the user license and asking for acceptance (which it hasn't done since I installed it over a year ago). I accepted it and then got the following message:Your Adobe Photoshop Elements username, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application can not continue and must close.So I figured this m... Read more

A:Missing Add/Remove option in Control Panel

Hello and welcome to TSF

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<Program Name>
( <Program Name> here is Adobe Photoshop Elements)
*
In the right-pane, do the following:

Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable
info

This should help with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Now, for ZA.

Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.

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Hi there i was wondering if some-one could help i recently opened my control panel and there was 2 add or remove programme boxes why is this and how do i get rid of 1 of them any help would be appreciated.....Thanks in advance.

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I've tried Googling my issue with not much success, so here goes: at one point I had a program called Uninstall Tool on my computer which added a shortcut in Control Panel. I have since uninstalled it but the Control Panel icon remains, I would like to remove it. My Googling has so far only come across ways of hiding Control Panel entries, but I would prefer to remove it altogether.

Is there a way of doing this such as searching a particular directory/registry entry of sorts where said entries (or locations of entries) are stored?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Regards,

Jon.

A:[SOLVED] Remove a Control Panel icon?

Control panel applets are usually stored in the Windows\System32 folder, and will have a .cpl extension.

Switch to Details View, sort by Type, scroll almost all the way down to the Control Panel item type, see if the tool is listed there.

There may be other related DLLs that were not removed, but removing the .cpl file if present should keep it from appearing in Control Panel.

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i have windows xp and i can't find add/remove in control panel

A:can't find add/remove program in control panel

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I'm looking for a fix my computer that has become suddenly problematic.

At present, I need your help or set of instructions for an issue or issues on the which I think began with a faulty Firefox upgrade.

1. I can't access the Add/Remove program listing in Normal mode, but Safe Mode.
2. I can't install latest Windows update. It keeps failing.
4. Ad Aware suddenly disappeared, and I can't reinstall because it says I'm missing a Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime file which does exist when viewing Control Panel/Add/Remove in Safe Mode.

What would you recommend? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.

A:Unable to Display Add/Remove in Control Panel

This is a core malware/spyware issue, and not a Windows XP issue. I'd have appreciated it not being redirected to this new location without having been addressed.

The problem began with what I think was a faulty Firefox upgrade.

I detected four or five Trojans using Malwarebytes in Safe Mode that weren't detected in Normal mode.

As noted above, I can't reinstall Ad Aware.

At the onset of this (these) issues, I scanned and removed and detected defected or corrupted files using Advance System Optimizer.

I'm running AVG now from Safe Mode.

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i just tried to delete some unwanted spyware MYSearch from hard drive and when I tried to open the Add/Remove Programs item, nothing happened. Has it been disabled by some nast spyware or Trojan horse?

A:from control panel add/remove programs will not open

Go to Start > Run and type:

regedit

then OK. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr

entVersion\Policies\Uninstall and look in the righthand pane for the

below value:

If it is present, doubleclick on it and change the value data to 0 and

reboot.

If it is not present, try creating it. Go to Edit > New > DWORD value

and name it:

When you have created it, doubleclick on it and set the value data to 0

and reboot.

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Something is wrong with Add or Remove programs. I've posted a screenshot below. Basically, there is NO button to uninstall anything, it's like everything's disappeared. I have no idea what happened!

See- there's no information on the right side at ALL. I am the admin. Could it be a virus? I have no idea

Help would be appreciated, a lot.

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I pinned the NVIDIA Control Panel to my Control Panel Jumplist, but when I uninstalled the graphic drivers to update to a newer version, the shortcut on the jumplist no longer works, but it doesn't let me remove it either.

A:Cannot remove entry from Control Panel Jumplist

Did you reboot. Did you right click on desktop and then refresh?

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I have a few previous programs that left behind some of their crap within the 'services.msc' control panel and was wondering how I can deep six those entries for good.

Below is a screen-shot of the offending entries.

Tnx

Tim
N9NU

A:RE: How to remove old entries within the 'services.msc' control panel

Hello Tim,

The tutorial below can help show you how to delete the services.

Services - Delete - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am trying to remove a software program from my Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs. The problem is that there is no option to remove it even though it is still on the computer. So my question is...
HOW DO I REMOVE THIS PROGRAM AND MAKE SURE IT NO LONGER SHOWS UP IN MY CONTROL PANEL?

FYI.. It is software for an hp 4in1 device.

A:Unable To Remove Program From Control Panel

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i cannot find the add\remove programs in xp

A:add\remove programs is missing from control panel xp

run sfc /scannow from your run box , have your xp CD in the drive

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Can somebody in the house help me with solution to my PC. I just discovered that My system is having problem. I want remove some programme that arre not necessary to me. When i click on control panel and try to enter rthe add/revmove programme the following messages will appear &quot; Windows cannot find 'C:\WINDOWS\system32rundll32.exe', Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click Search&quot;. This has being the messages being displayed each time i try to the add/remove prog. Besides, Now i want to add the system to a group of PCs in a network the messages will display. Please can someone help me with the soluttionthank u in advance

A:Cannot Enter Control Panel -Add/Remove window

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Recently I un-installed a program (The Weather Channel) from the add &
remove Programs and all other locations, including Icons have been deleted,
excepting the Icon in the Control Panel. When I right click to open, an error
#126 comes up stating (could not get local SMS.INI for current machine).Is
it possible to delete thiss icon ? My OS is XP Prof.

Thanks,

Bill

A:Solved: Remove Icon In Control Panel

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After adding various .dll from an earlier Win2K installation (trying to correct an unrelated problem) to C:\WinNT\system32, discovered that Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel won't open. Rest of Control Panel works.

This tinkering cased another alteration: right mouse click on Start|Explore
(and Explore All Users) no longer shows all drives (and their directories & sub-folders) on one screen. Now only one drive (with directories & sub-folders) is shown at a time.

Your suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Add/Remove Programs won't open in control panel

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I uninstalled one program and then when I went back to add/remove programs in control panel most of my programs are not showing up.

I take it, it's some sort of registry issue or something (I'm pretty computer ignorant), but how do I fix it?

A:Add/Remove Programs not showing up in Control Panel

Click on Programs and Features. That's where Add/Remove programs should be. Are you saying it's not?

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When I click on Add or Remove programs nothing happens.
All the other links on the page work fine.

Any ideas?
Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Control Panel/Add or Remove programs

are you talking about clicking on the add/remove icon in the control panel or when you try to add/remove something.

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I'm running Microsoft professional, Internet Explorer and have a Google toolbar.

All attempts to add software are blocked and the add remove feature in the control panel won't open. For example, I can't update my old version of Itunes because the popup for the update gets blocked. I know about the popup blocker in the Google toolbar, and how to handle that, that isn't the problem. In Internet Options, the security setting is at medium and under the advanced tab I reset all options to default.

A:Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What version of IE are you using?

What other security programs do you have on the computer? It's possible that one of them is blocking the pop-ups.

Orange Blossom

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I tried to delete Java 1.4.2 from the add/remove in control panel on my windows XP with IE 8.0. It did not work. I finally deleted it from the registry and it is now gone from the add/remove. My other problem is the Java Plug-in control panel which is in the control panel (steaming cup of coffee) is still in the control panel. I have followed Java's help to a T to delete it from the registry. It is deleted from the registry as when I double click on the Java Cup of coffee in control panel it give the registry key where it should be but says it cannot find the Java plug-in. It is supposed to be in this key: Hkey_local_machine\software\javasoft\java plug-in\1.4.2. I am trying to get rid of the icon of the steaming hot cup of coffee in the control panel but I cannot do it. I have done searches in the search function. I have even physically checked through everything in the C:\windows\system32 folder but I am unable to find this file or what ever it is called. Does anyone have any other ideas how I can get rid of it? I did a complete restore of my system earlier. In checking various websites I see where others have complained of this very same thing after doing a restore. I never could find a solution though. I have been in and out of the registry so many times, deleting things, I am getting nervous doing it. I am assuming that this Java may have came when I purchased this machine as I would not have downloaded this old of a version. This Gateway... Read more

A:Unable to remove the Java plug-in from the control panel

Check for JAVA entry here

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ ControlPanel \ NameSpace

You should have entries similar to this

Check for each entries and find out the one which points to JAVA

Delete it,restart the PC

Make sure to back up this key before deleting entries

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ ControlPanel

good luck

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Unable to remove windows essentials from control panel. receive a message saying it is removed but it is still listed and the icon remains. Also, another problem is that I cannot get into my windows mail. receive notes that wlidcli.dll and msmail.dll is missing and needs to be installed. receives codes 800ccc0f and 0x0040609. How do I either reinstall the missing drivers? and/or remove the program from my computer. ThanksTech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3895 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 943709 MB, Free - 898514 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C2KJT
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Unable to remove program from control panel in windows 7

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,,I have 3 programs that I am unable to remove via the control panel, 2 of which are quiet large imaging progs. what are my alternatives ???

A:Solved: Unable to remove Apps via control panel

marburg, Are they listed in the Add/Remove Programs and if they are what happens when you try to remove them? Did you look in the Start>Programs menu and the Program's folder to see if there's a uninstall.exe or a unwise .exe file? If all else fails try the Freee Revo Uninstaller program at the link below.

Tufenuf

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Hey Gang,

I have XPsp2. Why does it take Control Panel and in particular, Add/Remove Programs such a long time to open and populate its list.

It can take anywhere from 10-40 seconds to do this. My drive is 40% free.

IS there anything I can do about it?

Thanks,
HULK

A:Why Does It Take Control Panel/Add-Remove A Long Time To Open?

Hi Hulk701,

I guess it's because the utility browses the registry to retrieve the installed softwares.

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We know how poorly uninstalls clean up, so as I've done before, I ran REGEDIT and deleted all remaining entries (or so I thought). When I went to re-install the program (it had some issues originally), a pop-up box from the application appeared with no text, and no links to installing it.

I went to Control Panel, selected Add/Remove programs and the related pop-up box appeared with Add/Remove programs in the title and the description of the add/remove feature. The programs never filled in.

I suspect I messed up a registry entry but can't figure out which one as yet. Has anyone ever heard of this happening or know how to fix it?

Being the DUMAS that I am, I neither backed up the registry nor used the Last Known Good option when I had the opportunity (I didn't think about it until it was too late.).

A:Control Panel's Add Remove Programs - 2000 Professional

Welcome to TSG....

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or Thumb drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

REGISTRY WARNING: The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible.
I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please give this a try and print it out for reference
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/917964

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install with IE6 Installed =
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
Remember to always keep a backup of two things:

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Hi,

I can't seem to find a solution this anywhere online.
It's not been an issue in terms of system performance, but it's just annoying. And also a little weird.

I changed motherboards a while back. Old one had VIA audio. New one has Realtek.
Uninstalled the old drivers and installed new drivers when I made the hardware switch.

Current system works fine in every way, including the Realtek Audio.

The thing is, there is still an icon for "VIA HD Audio Deck" in control panel. When I click it, it tells me "application not found".
I have tried the tip to right-click to create a shortcut on desktop, and then find the actual file location from the new shortcut's details, but it does not show a location for the VIA cpl or other files, other than All Control Panel Items. Can't figure out how to get it out of there.

I have tried installing the old VIA drivers and uninstalling, no joy.

Anyone have any ideas on this?

A:Cannot remove VIA HD Audio Deck icon from Control Panel

First make a restore point then search using "Find" in RegEdit for all the keys for VIA HD Audio Deck and delete them.

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I got some type of virus a few days ago that has changed my administrative priviledges. Initially I was not able to access task manager or the registry. Now I cannot get into my control panel. The viruses that Norton has caught are: backdoor.trojan (ksacre.exe), hacktool.rootkit (ksacre.exe), trojan.srizbi, trojan.spamthru, trojan.perfcoo, trojan.killav. Even though Norton says it cleaned them, they still pop up.

Here are logs for Hjt and Smitfraud

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:49:39 PM, on 11/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\lic98rmt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

Please print these instructions for reference, as you will have to restart your computer during the fix.

Note: You will need to run this tool while having an Internet Connection. The tool will download other files while running.

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts.
Once the desktop loads a text file will open (report.txt).

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I got some type of virus a few days ago that has changed my administrative priviledges. Initially I was not able to access task manager or the registry. Now I cannot get into my control panel. The viruses that Norton has caught are: backdoor.trojan (ksacre.exe), hacktool.rootkit (ksacre.exe), trojan.srizbi, trojan.spamthru, trojan.perfcoo, trojan.killav. Even though Norton says it cleaned them, they still pop up.

i cant help but will say you would probably be better off in the malware forum

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Hi there, I hope you smart people can help. When I go to my control panel, the add/remove programs button and the regional/language options display as icons that are not registered/recognised/associated with any program and if I click on them nothing happens. This happens in both the classic view and categories view.

I am not to sure when this first happened and I have been doing some "fixing" on my pc - so I guess I broke it.

I am currently running XP Home Edition and have installed SP3. I seem to recall these options being available after the install so I do not believe this is the problem. I have also recently installed Windows Blinds and I have seen that non XP themes can play some havoc with some of these controls. So I have unloaded Windows Blinds and have reverted back to the original XP themes, still no luck.

I have also recently added RegCure and Error Smart (I have seen that you do not advise on these - too late however, so perhaps these registry fixes have caused this.

I also run PC Tools Spyware Doctor and Anti Virus and the databases are up to date and have been run every other day with no problems for the past few runs. Worst I have had is some tracking cookies installed, which I always remove.

In trying to resolve this problem I have tried the following:
1. As mentioned above removed Windows Blinds and reverted themes back to XP original
2. Googled and before coming across your site saw one suggesting the following:
a) To resolve thi... Read more

A:Unable to access Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

Run the System File Checker:

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

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How can I remove unwanted shortcuts in control panel in Vista?
I will try to reply asp!

A:How can I remove unwanted shortcuts in control panel in Vista?

Hi!
then select the shortcut and click delete Button on bottom of window.

I would be careful though. there is no recreate option in vista or vista manager that i know of.
I assume that you must be wanting to remove an aplett installed by a program you no longer want to use? otherwise i would leave it alone.

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Hi

I uninstalled Quicktime due to the fact that I never use it, however after I uninstalled it, I realized that I need Quicktime in order for itunes to work. So after learning that I just installed the "QuickTime Alternative" Free-Codecs.com : QuickTime Alternative 3.1.0 : QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player.as opposed to having to reinstall the full QuickTime Program again.

- Please see attached pic -

However now when I right click on the Control Panel icon on my Windows 7 Taskbar, there are 2 Quicktime icons. The Quicktime in the Green rectangle is what I want, however the one in the red rectangle is the old one that I would like to remove.

I can't seem to remove it even when right clicking on the item and clicking on "Remove From this List". Nothing happens when I do that.

Is there anywhere in the Registry where I can just delete it ?
Thanks

PS

I'm a bit of a neat freak

Jordan

A:Remove Quicktime item from Control Panel jumplist ?

Hello Jordan,

You could manually hide the QuickTime control panel item.

Control Panel - Hide Icon - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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this all started happening when i couldn't open a new window. Do i have a virus or something? Can anyone help please?

A:can't view control panel add/remove program folder

What happens when you go to Start | Run and type in appwiz.cpl

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FIRST OF ALL, I'm running Windows XP.

I'm having a REALLY weird thing going on with my 'add or remove programs'. I looked for a solution but couldn't find anything. I'm not even sure how to describe it, so I screencapped it.

The best I can explain it is that it's a giant, useless black and white box in the middle of all the programs. I'm sure that it's not supposed to be there. PLEASE HELP!

A:Strange Control Panel (add or remove programs) problem.

Never seen this b4 but try a system restore or sfc /scannow to restore Windows files

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