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Solved: Unable to remove listed program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Benny Bumble, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. Benny Bumble

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    A friend has a listed program (Arcsoft 1.9Mb) that will not go away from the list after cliking the "remove" button in the applet:mad: . The program itself doesn't exist since trying to run it comes up with the "program not found" statement. Is there a method for clearing it from the list?
     
  2. cybertech

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    Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

    You could edit the registry to remove it but unless you have some knowledge of the registry I would not suggest it.

    Is it causing a problem?
     
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  4. Benny Bumble

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    No, it's not causing a problem, just exasperating not being able to get rid of it.
    I'd worry about navigating to the correct registry line I guess.
     
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    I would suggest not to worry about it. You will eventually reload the machine and it will be gone then.

    My logic is, if it's not broken don't fix it! ;)
     
  6. Benny Bumble

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    What is it that you don't understand Bill? When I use the add/remove programs applet there's a program listed that doesn't exist BUTTT when I clik on the "remove" button, nothing really happens & it still remains on the list!!!
     
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    ...did you try deleting it in safe mode...???
     
  8. cybertech

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    Sounds to me like it was removed from the device but remains in the add/remove programs list.

    Poorly written program.
     
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    OK. I see what you are asking now. You have gotten good advice. Sorry that i bugged you.
     
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    Thanks to all that have responded. I'll see if my friend is courageous enuf to try the registry stuff (I suspect not, heh,heh) but anyway I appreciate all the inputs.
     
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    Coragoeus enough is alright. Try to re-install the app and then reboot and go back to remove it again.
     
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