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Oblivion un-instaling problem

Discussion in 'Games' started by Medmund, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. Medmund

    Medmund Thread Starter

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    When I try to play Oblivion, I get a message telling me that there was an error installing Oblivion and tells me to un-install re-install Oblivion. This would not be an issue if the game would un-install. When I go to un-install the game, it follows the steps in un-install wizard and states that it is completely removed from the system. However, the game is still on my computer and refuses to un-install. Help please!!

    Thanks
     
  2. Cardboard Box

    Cardboard Box

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    Hi

    I got that message once before and I really hated it.:mad: There are several ways of trying to uininstall:
    - Go to start/control panel/add or remove programs and uninstall oblivion from there.
    - Email the take 2 tech support. (their details are on the oblivion launcher and when I emailed them, they told me to delete some registery keys, but I forgot which ones are oblivion. If you do email them, prepare for a long wait.)
    - Insert your copy of windows and reboot the computer. WARNING- this will delete EVERYTHING on the computer and requires backing up of files, but is sure to delete oblivion. I had to do this method and it worked.
    - Delete the my computer files manually.

    Oblivions a great game. :)
     
  3. KablooieXL

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    Only attempt if you know how to do this (using regedit):

    1. Remove all traces of Oblivion from the registry
    2. Manually delete the Oblivion folder from your computer
     
  4. MysticEyes

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    And exactly how do you find 'all traces of Oblivion'?
     
  5. KablooieXL

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    in "regedit" do a search for "Oblivion" and remove the entries (there will be a few). I stress again tho : make sure you know what you're doing in regedit! Make a backup/export of your current registry to ensure nothing gets screwed up.
     
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