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Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

Q: Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

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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most of the softwares(or what it's called) in control panel doesn't work

when i click on control panel, it works

but after that ....like add or remove, add a hardware, most of them doesn't work

why's that?? can you help me?

tyvm

A:My Control Panel Doesn't Work

What error does it give if any?
Which ones do not work?
Have you disabled any services or anything in msconfig lately?
If they were working before have you tried to do a System Restore?

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I can never get into control panel. I get an error message that looks like this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: unknown
ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: c0002fad

and it says that they will send this directory:

C:\DOCUME~1\Allen\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER31B.tmp.dir00\appcompat.txt

I have included a HJT log that my help. THanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:27 PM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4HCR0RO3\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.buccaneers.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A... Read more

A:Please help me out, control panel doesn't work, HJT log, etc.

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Well I dont know what caused this but I can open the control panel but when I click on something eg. "uninstall a program" or "change the theme" there comes a message saying windows explorer has stopped working, thus restarting explorer.exe

I'm running windows 7 professional 32 bit.

Edit: it also crashes when I reopen the control panel when the control panel is already open.

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When I click on My Computer either on Desktop or in the Start menu folder, a screen appears as shown here. But I can access these items from the Windows explorer icon on the task bar!!
Also whenever I click on any folder or drive in My computer window, the contents open in a new window and I end up in a large number of windows opened by the time I reach a file or a folder.
How can I fix this?

A:My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like you may have a virus.

If you can, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run a full virus scan.

Malwarebytes is an excellent choice for this job and you can download it here: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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I try to make changes in my internet connections but they never seem to take. I have noticed that the apply button is not in bold letters and I am unable to click on it when I make any changes. Does anyone know what is the cause of this and how I can correct it?

A:Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What programme are you using apply to?
Can you provide a path so someone can look at the panel?
Cheers,
John

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When I click on "Back up your computer" in Control Panel->System and Security, I get a gui that says "Back up or restore your files" at the top and nothing else. The rest of the window is blank. No "Turn off schedule",
"Create a system image" or "Create a system repair disc" on the left. I've tried a reboot. This is on Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1 (32 bit - 4gb ram). I've been using the backup method for several years. All of a sudden - poof.

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How can I get the Windows 7 Control Panel Backup & Restore link to work? When I click on it it does nothing

A:Control Panel Backup & Restore link doesn't work

Have you run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
lately?
Either there is a problem in the windows file structure which sfc will check for, or a service the feature depends on has been disabled.
That's about the only two scenarios I can come up with.

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I just spent the last 30 hours downloading and installing all the update for 8.1 on my new Acer Laptop. Now the system will not shut down, update will not open and restore does not work. Also the sound system does not work. I've tried the recovery options but all I get is unending aero. Shutdown produces background apps still running and will only work if I physically turn off the power.

I'm at a loss to know what to do next. I did not expect to have these problems with a brand new system and by following all the proper procedures for updating.

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hi ,
i was trying to fix one of my friends old computer. On that all of a sudden sound stopped working. sound files seems to be playing ,but no output comes through speakers or headphones.
I have done all the basic tests, and evrythng is fine. When i checked in control panel ->sound and audio->voeme tab , device volume ans speaker settings i can't use, it appears like disabled.
Pls note the audio drivers(realtek alc650) are properly installed. I have spent more than a day downloading and reinstalling the drivers and googling to find out the issue. But still in vain. Now i want to try reinstalling XP, but my disks r missing , so i need to give a try in this forum. Pls help.
 

A:Sound doesn't work (Realtek ac650) and control panel

Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.
 

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
bring up task manager.

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.
 

A:Control/C Control/V control/alter/delete doesn't work

Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/keyboard-shortcuts#keyboard-shortcuts=windows-7 tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.
 

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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

Greetings gauchotche and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pro... Read more

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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:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below.

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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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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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 finally installed SP2 a couple of weeks ago.
Now I have no control panel. It starts to search when I click on settings then the window closes out never bringing up the services normally associated with control panel. How do I get there?

TIA

MD

A:Control Panel Doesn't Exist

See if this helps:kellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the LeftNOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:26 PM, on 11/28/2007
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\stacsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\Components\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\... Read more

A:Help, Control Panel doesn't let me in (Hijackthis log)

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I have to tell you that is a very infected machine!

The P2P programs you have installed expose you to risks because of the nature of the P2P file sharing process. File sharing/P2P programs rely on members giving and gaining unrestricted access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. It also exposes you to very malicious worms and trojans. You change those risky default settings to a safer configuration but the act of downloading files from an anonymous source greatly increases your exposure to infection.

Go to add/remove programs and remove all P2P programs from your machine!

Please download (save) SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your desktop. SmitfraudFix runs under W2K, XP only.

Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop. Select all of the contents and Extract them
to a new folder called SmitfraudFix.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may aler... Read more

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Odd problem. Yesterday I wanted to check the status of the batteries in my Microsoft wireless mouse, so opened Control Panel, and clicked "Printers and Other Hardware" (whose icon actually shows a mouse). Choices are Pick a task: View installed printers or Add a printer. Under "or Pick a Control Panel icon, I have only Printers and Faxes, and Scanners and Cameras. THE MOUSE ISN'T A CHOICE, AS IN NOT THERE! In order to get to the mouse, I have to switch to classic (Win98) mode, which contains an icon for the mouse.

Wasn't that way we I first got the computer. Why doesn't my mouse show on the XP style of the Control Panel?
 

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is there a solution for this coz i really like it at first glance coz its a full screen control panel and i like that metro style

A:Control Panel App doesn't show up nor open

Hello Skream,

Do you mean that the Control Panel app is not on the Metro Start screen?

Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
If so, then you could create a Metro Apps shortcut from the first tutorial below, create a shortcut of Control Panel to pin to Apps, then pin it from Apps to the Metro "Start" screen in the second tutorial below.

Metro Apps - Open from Desktop in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi ,

I don't know what had happened , i just on my computer and a couple of error messages appear. I can't open control panel now, when i clicked on it , it just open and closes by itself in 1 second.
I also can't update windows , an error message will appear.

It says :
You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. To use all microsoft windows features , such as all updates from windows update; get the latest updates and receive product support, your copy of microsoft windows must be validated as genuine.

Go online and resolve now : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=64187 (seems like they gave me a broken link)

I also can't use my snipping tool to take a screenshot of the error. I don't know why it can't even open.

I used windows defender and they found an error : code0x8024402c

Please help. Thank you !
 

A:Solved: Control panel doesn't open

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I wanted to delete one of my user accounts (Windows Vista) But when I clicked User Settings, it refused to respond, so I tried the other opinions, They didn't work either. EVERYTHING with a little shield beside it does not respond. on the recent tasks it will say what I clicked, but that's pretty much it. I really need to know how to fix it.
 

A:On the control panel, anything with a shield beside it doesn't respond

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I use an application that installs itself as both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I have no idea why, just bad programming I guess (I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit). As such its control panel shows up twice in Control Panels. It's a small complaint I know but for the sake of having OCD I'd rather there only be one version of the cp.

Despite Googling for a while on this subject I can't find a proper solution. I've seen plenty of suggestions mentioning removing/renaming the associated cpl file but, this control panel doesn't appear to use a cpl file, I can't find one at any rate. The only thing I can even vaguely find referencing it is in the Registry. I tried deleting those keys but the 32bit control panel persists (so I restored them for now).

Those registry keys mention a DLL file, inside the program's installation folder, and sure enough there are two, one called ControlPanelResources.dll and the other ControlPanelResources64.dll. As stated the app is configured to install itself twice, seemingly, the 32bit and the 64bit version, all in the same place -Program Files (x86).

I have also looked in the registry under the usual areas relating to control panels; HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Control Panel, but there are no keys in there referencing these control panels. The keys I found are elsewhere in the registry.

Any ideas? All I want to do is remove the 32bit instance from control panels, nothing else. But clearly the cpl (if there is one) is h... Read more

A:Removing a control panel that doesn't have a CPL file?

Hello Cartilpone, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to hide the Control Panel icon using the method in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

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Hi I'm a new user on this forum so let me know if I'm doing anything wrong by posting here. Thanks!


I recently installed the 306.23 whql driver for my nvidia geforce gt 525m on my laptop. After the installation I can no longer open up the nvidia control panel. I also had the issue of slow right-click on my desktop but I solved it by following this thread here: Right Click on Desktop lag issue

Would really appreciate your help and happily welcome your guidance, thank you in advance!

A:Nvidia Control Panel Doesn't Open

Woot I got it solved after reinstallation, might of been been the run as admin problem or a corrupt installer but either way it's resolved! Thanks for taking interesting into my issue if you did.

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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.
8. Restart your computer.
 

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IE9 won't start; doesn't appear in control panel/programs to uninstall
Running Win 7 Home 32bit
I believe the installation is corrupt. I tried reinstalling but the error was that I had a newer version installed .
Is there a way to thoroughly remove IE?
Any tips appreciated

Kevin

A:IE9 won't start; doesn't appear in control panel/programs to uninstall

Hello Kevin,

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated when IE9 was working properly to hopefully fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How can I reinstall .pdf files into the module so that I can get files opened by Acrobat or Acrobat reader?

A:.pdf doesn't appear in default programs module in control panel.

Install Acrobat. If you have Acrobat installed and PDF files are not associated with a program then Right click the file and choose Open With and browse it to Adobe Acrobat.

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When I open control panel it doesn't show the size of my games/programs.

A:Control Panel doesn't show size for some files

It's normal.

Control Panel not showing sizes 0f installed programs

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Hi Everyone,

I have been struggling with getting my SLI to work.

System:
| i7-2770k 3.5gHz | ASUS P8Z68-V Pro | 2x4gb Kingston Hyper X | PoV Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Cougar 750watt PSU | Windows 7 Enterprise |

The VGA cards are:
Connected via SLI link.
Connected to power.
Connected correctly on the Mother Board.

My Mother Board is SLI compatible.
My PSU is SLI compatible.
My drivers are installed and up to date.
I have re-installed my drivers as well.
I have updated my Bios as well. (During which my Primary drive got corrupted and I had to start all over)

Nvidia Control Panel is STILL not giving me any SLI configuration options. It detects that both VGA cards are connected and I can select which core to use, but nothing about SLI.

I'm stuck and need to be pointed in the right direction.

Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Nvidia Control Panel doesn't show SLI options

I know you said you've updated the bios but have you checked for settings related to SLI in the BIOS? There may be a setting to enable it.

Also from some of the forums I've read, people have resolved a similar issue by rolling back the Realtek Ethernet driver, apparently this is related to the Z68 boards. May be worth a shot at least since updating the driver would be simple enough.
 

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Hey everyone,

This is the first time I've posted about any kind of computer issue, so please respond if you need any kind of information that I don't give... but anyway...

Every time I go into the control panel and try to open up Network Connections, it simply freezes. Nothing loads, it just sits there with the little hourglass until I ctrl+alt+delete out of it... I am running Windows XP, SP2 I believe. Any help would be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need me to find out any more information about my computer as well.

Also, I don't know if this is relevant or will help in any way, but I usually have a problem with svchost.exe... when I open up process explorer, it is generally using upwards of 80% of my CPU... so I double click on that process and kill each of the ones that are using high amounts of my CPU, usually around 2 or 4 that I end up killing. Don't know if this can be tied in at all... but just thought it could possibly help.

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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.
 

A:add/remove 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
 

A:Add/Remove Control Panel ??

http://www.mts.net/~badd/addremoverestrictionsundo.reg

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

See if that helps ! ! ! !
 

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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!
 

A:Ad/Remove in the Control Panel

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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\AutoDisk\ADUserMon.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
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A:No ADD REMOVE in Control Panel

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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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Win 7 64 bit SP1 Home Premium.
I have two problems that I have been trying to solve for some time.
1. System hangs at "Log Off" on shutdown or restart. Every time.
2. When I try to bring up "Control Panel" I get this error msg:
::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0
Application not found
This happens for all apps within control panel, but with different msg.
So I can't get to any control panel apps.

What I have tried:
. Works the same in safe mode. (Except for log-off)
. I have run the following programs for both virus and root-kit.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
RogueKiller
Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
SpywareBlaster
SUPERAntiSpyware
Avast
No reported errors.
. I have googled and found similar problems but not the same. Their fixes don't work.
. My two latest image backups have the same control panel problem.
I didn't notice it until the log-off problem started.
Please let me know if I need to post any logs or info.
I am not a computer wizard! That's why I am asking you guys.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Frank

A:Log-off and Control Panel don't work

The only times I've seen that Control Panel couldn't open, on various versions of Windows, was when the computer had serious infections.

As for "My two latest image backups have the same control panel problem", if the computer has problems they will be in the backup and restore to the same condition as when the backup was made. Or in other words, Windows has to be in good order before a good backup can be accomplished, so the problems probably existed before the earliest of those 2 backups.

Have you tried putting the words control panel in the Start, Search box then pressing Enter to see if that works?

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For some reason Whenever I try to open Control Panel..it doesn't work.
Can someone please helpe me? Thank you.

A:Control Panel won't work..help!!

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner. Restore the Control Panel - #256 on the left.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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Hi Windows Seven Forums,
I'm walking through what should be a very easy FTP server install from the Windows 7 Features. This walkthrough is great...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrzNPq-B6Ts

Unfortunately, when I click on:

Control Panel
Programs and Features
Turn Windows features on or off
Internet Information Services plus sign
FTP server plus sign
FTP Extensibility check box is clicked which highlights all FTP server check boxes
Click OK.
Microsoft Windows then says Please wait while Windows makes changes to features. This might take several minutes.

Once installed, I click on:
Control Panel
Administrative Tools (click on View by: Large icons if you can't see Administrative Tools)
...and no Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager?

I have restarted the PC and removed unchecked the FTP server and restarted...what's happened?

A:FTP server doesn't show in control panel, administrative tools?

It looks like when clicking the
Web Management Tools and
World Wide Web Services
aswell, that FTP Server comes up. Fixed.

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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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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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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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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 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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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?
 

A:Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

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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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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
 

A:Add/Remove Question 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?
 

A:Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

jvmsl4, Check out the links below.

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

Edited to add another link:

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...sing-at-control-panel-add-or-remove-programs/

Tufenuf
 

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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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my 5 yr-old son downloaded a program called 'Schoolcash reminder service"

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 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

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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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When trying to remove a program from (ADD/REMOVE), I receive this
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
add/remove area.

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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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?

A:Add/Remove Programmes in Control Panel

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.
Restart your computer.

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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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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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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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?

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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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

The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".C... Read more

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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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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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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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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.

A:DTS Audio Control Panel - Please help me remove this!

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

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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 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:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.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
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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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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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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.
Also, windows updates, even though I have ticked show updates.
is this something I should worry about?
Many thanks
Anne

A:(Resolved) Add/remove In Control Panel

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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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.
 

A:Control Panel Add/Remove Programs

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

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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:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.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
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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.....
 

A:control panel add/remove problem

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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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If I attempt to open up Control Panel, My Computer, search for files, or any folder on my desktop, all icons on my desktop and my taskbar disapear and then everything pops up like it was before. All of my programs will still work with the exception of Internet Explorer. When i try to open it, the hour glass cursor appears for a second, and then nothing happens. I have downloaded SP4 and IE 6 but no luck there. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Matt
 

A:Control Panel, My Computer do not work

Does the problem occurs in safe mode?
 

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XP sp3
I am running ATI Catalyst, latest version. The Catalyst control center allows me to adjust display resolution but not wallpaper (or themes..)

When I right click on desktop, and hit Properties, nothing happens (brief white flash as popup quickly opens and closes).
Same thing when I select Display in Control Panel.

I've tried Kellys Korner 'restore all display tabs' - nada

All values in registry curent_user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/policies/system are 0.

I tried the following (below, found here), value was already zero.

thank you
bob

>Click on START, RUN and type REGEDIT, press OK. This opens the Registry Editor. Be careful not to change anything!!!!

Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - click on + to expand it.

Click on - Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, System.

Then, under System, look for the file called NoDispCPL - this means it's the settings for displaying the Control Panel.

Highlight NoDispCPL and double click - a box will appear called "Edit DWORD value"

In the box called Value Data, it will have the number "1" - change this to zero "0".

Click OK

Close the Registry Editor.

You should now have access to your control panel Display settings. __________________
 

A:control panel > display does not work

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I have a problem with my control panel, when i go to it and like click on windows update or uninstall a program or restore files from back up or any of these programs, they don't pop up. So im wondering what to do? And i don't know if this has something to do with the problem but i also have a problem where i can't right click on the desktop and click screen resolution or personalize. It just pops up with "Explorere.EXE: No such interface supported" I am running Windows 7 64 bit on a HP Pavillion and google has failed me. Please help.

A:Control Panel programs do not work

Not letting you do a system restore ?

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When installing applications they appear to install correctly. An icon is created on the desktop and I can access the program.

In control panel under programs and features... the application is not showing up. I cannot uninstall the programs, because they aren't showing in programs and features to uninstall.

Yes, workarounds can be used to delete the program, but there is something wrong. The programs are not installing properly.

I ran sfc/ scannow as admin no problems indicated
After a couple hours messing with this:

Thought I should add this... When I right click on the installer/setup exe file and select to run as administrator the installer works and does show up in programs and features... Also, I can delete the program as well from programs and features.

I have never had to do this before even though I am admin...(in name mostly) unless I am willing to allow more vulnerability to my system by turning on all the time. Still having to run as admin does seem a bit much for installing programs. The worst part...the installer will run, installs the program, yet leaves off the ability to uninstall or change in the programs and features page of control panel

A:application installed doesn't show control panel - programs & features

Have a look at this MS website & see if there is anything there to help you. There are some links you can follow & there is a "fixit" there as well in one of those links.
Injudicious & over use of registry cleaners is one of the causes.

My Control Panel Doesn't Show All Of My Installed Progams - Microsoft Community

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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 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.

Download hijack this from the link below.Please do this. Click here:

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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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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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:

NoAddRemovePrograms

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:

NoAddRemovePrograms

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

and reboot.
 

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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"

This site has more info

Add uninstall information to Add/Remove Programs - NSIS

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




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

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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 " 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". 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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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 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

download here

- OR -

visit site here

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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

Always start with a system restore point, just in case.

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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:

--------------------
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?
Mirar Toolbar has 24/7 customer service? Click here to contact customer service for a quick answer to any question you may have.

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

-------------------

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

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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 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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[<< See OS over here]

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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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 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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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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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.
 

A:Control Panel: Add/Remove Programs screwed up

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