1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

(Solved) Help removing program?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Missie, Dec 20, 2001.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Missie

    Missie Thread Starter

    Joined:
    May 5, 2001
    Messages:
    62
    I went to install a game, and for some reason, it thinks it's already installed and aborts the installation. I go to add/remove programs, and sure enough, the computer thinks it's there when it's not. However, using add/remove programs, it still won;t remove it. Can anyone help?
     
  2. angel

    angel

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 1998
    Messages:
    2,736
    What's the game?
    Do you receive an error when you try to uninstall via Add/Remove Programs? If so, what was it?
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2001
    Messages:
    10,392
    The program was probably removed incorrectly, or when running.
    Or it came with a really lousy uninstaller.

    A relatively safe alternative is <A HREF="http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/regcleaner.shtml">RegCleaner</A>

    When you start RC you see in the opening window all software RegCleaner has found on your system.

    Look for entries with the name of this game you're unable to remove otherwise.

    Check the item(s) found, and NOTHING else, click 'delete selected', and all registry keys belonging to the program RC finds will be removed from the registry.
    A backup is made in the shape of a *.reg file.

    This takes care of most of the program's registry entries.
    Now look for remaining items on your drive: the to be deleted program's folder in Program Files , shortcuts in Start Menu, and delete those as well.

    Reboot.

    Try reinstalling the game.

    Reboot.
     
  4. Missie

    Missie Thread Starter

    Joined:
    May 5, 2001
    Messages:
    62
    I got it working now, thanks much
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/62424

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice