Windows 98 add/remove troubles

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sandbarn1

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After uninstalling a program using the "add/remove programs" icon in the control panel of Windows 98, I noticed some slowness in response time. This cleared up after the program was uninstalled. BUT . . . the next time I went to the "add/remove" there were no programs at all listed as having ever been installed. Previously there was a complete list of all installed programs on the machine. A local computer maven suggested that the registry was possibly hosed. However, he did not know how to tell the OS to rescan the installed programs and list them. Since that time, I have installed a few programs and they ARE showing up on the list. How can I get the machine to list all the installed programs? sandbarn1
 
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If you restore a previous registry, all the entries from anything you have since removed will now be there. You should try reinstalling this program and then do the
scanreg /restore

Afterwards, export the following key for safe keeping.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Click on uninstall. Go to the toolbar>registry and export this file.
Now remove this program again. If the same thing happens. Double click on the key you saved to put the Add remove entries back. Then go into the registry and remove the uninstall information for the program you have just removed.
 
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