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Add or remove programs doesn't work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by track 1, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. track 1

    track 1 Thread Starter

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    i cant remove programs that i do not want anymore. when i go to my computer then try to open it no programs show up just "please wait while the list is being populated"
     
  2. kniht

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    Try this:

    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type CMD, click OK.
    2. At the prompt, type REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.
    3. Hit Enter.
     
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    tried this. nothing happened
     
  4. DaveA

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    Mine takes about 3 minutes to load.
    Are you getting and hard drive activity when it is trying to populate?
     
  5. kniht

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    While your trying to fix Add/Remove, download "Safarp" (freeware)

    Here: http://wistinga.online.fr/safarp/

    It's a great alternative to Add/Remove. Safarp stands for Small And Fast Add/Remove Programs. It's not as full featured, not as pretty, but it's fast. As a comparison, where Add or Remove Programs takes 30~40 seconds to load, Safarp loads in less than a second. This fastness is allowed by two features: the Fast mode and the Load icons option.

    I use Safarp more than Add/Remove. Never had a problem with the program.
     
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    i think its the D: drive. when i try to open, it takes a long time to open and while i try to burn a cd something pops up that says please format the D: drive
     
  7. devil_himself

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    Try This

    Download the attached file > unzip it > Double Click it to Execute
     

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