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13-Feb-2007, 08:25 PM #1
Solved: Uninstalling programs that are corrupt
OS XP Home. How can you uninstall programs that are corrupt? Which the uninstaller won't work. I had done a few system restores and now some programs that I had originally deleted came back with system restore and are now corrupt.
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13-Feb-2007, 09:52 PM #2
Have you tried using 'safe mode' ?
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13-Feb-2007, 10:11 PM #3
You mean trying to use the uninstaller? I'll try that.
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13-Feb-2007, 10:55 PM #4
Same thing. Error pops up : unins00.dat does not exist. Unable to uninstall.
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13-Feb-2007, 11:46 PM #5
Sometimes, it comes down to doing a manual uninstall - deleting the files and folders and registry entries to a program.

You just need to know where to look for them and how to do it.

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13-Feb-2007, 11:47 PM #6
So.........could you give me some tips on doing that? Thanks.
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13-Feb-2007, 11:58 PM #7
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