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Control Panel's Add Remove Programs - 2000 Professional

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JamesDean, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. JamesDean

    JamesDean Thread Starter

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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.).
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    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:
    Your registry, and your data. You will never be sorry.
     
  3. JamesDean

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    Thanks for the reply. The registry repair won't help since I have Windows Professional 2000. Any other suggestions?
     
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