Uninstalled But Still Shows In Uninstall/install Program.
May 14, 2010
i uninstalled "Fable Lost Chapters" because it was using up space on my drive. So i uninstalled the game, half way through the uninstallation the PC lagged so i used task manager to close the uninstaller. My first mistake was right there, after when i tried to uninstall it, it said i had finished but everything was clearly still there.
So i read around the forums, and i used a force uninstaller which worked fine, except the "fable lost chapters" icon was still in the "uninstall or change program" windows, with no stats, (ie how big it is, last altered ect). Game was gone but the value was still there. So i fished around the regeditor hoping to find it, but no luck there. I have also tried using "C CLeaner" to delete the entry but it gives me this error message "Cannot delete MSI installer" no idea what that means.
I was having problems installing a program (Berlitz German Premier) where the install would just disappear halfway thru the process. A program would not appear under my programs list but when I went to Uninstall an icon for uninstall of the Berlitz software appears for each time I tried to install it. However I get the following error messages (see attached document with screen captures) when I tried to delete it the traditional way.
When I use Windows Install Clean Up utility, the program is nowhere to be found on the list; thus I can't use that program.
I'm running Vista Ultimate SP2 and for some time now I'm having significant trouble installing and uninstalling programs. Whenever I try to install or uninstall, the process starts and it either takes a very, very long time to complete (2 hours or more), or the process hangs and I get a message stating the installer is not responding. I think I have found at least part of the problem in that system restore is not operational. If I open the "system protection" tab, the system restore button is greyed out and there are no disks displayed to create restore points. My belief is that system restore is not creating a restore point when an install/uninstall is started and thus the process times out.
Somehow the 'uninstall' button disappeared for most programs on my Vista Home Premium box when I used Control Pannel -> Programs -> Uninstall a Program. A few programs still have 'uninstall' button available - those have 'installed on' showing. The rest (80+% of all)don't have 'installed on' values showing and don't have 'uninstall' button.
When I go into the C: Drive.. it shows program files.. and then it also shows a Program Files (x86) folder.. why do I have both, and one is 32 bit. Whats it for, what should I use it for. or do the things you try and install that are 32 bit go in there, and the others go in the normal file?? Please let me kno what the deal is with that.
One last question, I just got a new system built.. and now I wanna take the HD from my old system, add it to my new one.. and move everything over, is it just that simple. plug it in.. let my computer see it. open and drag everything. or is there ways to do it. Like I don't wanna just drag everything or I'd have 2 of everything. and it would take forever to do it all folder at a time. So what should I do. Open my Music and drag it all into My music new system. so the folder stays and stuff inside get transfered. or what?
whats the best way to just get all my programs, and all my files over..Should I transfer over all the install files.. or should I redownload and reinstall all the stuff I need online.. to make sure i get 64 bit ones if available..?? Let me kno please!! I'm going to do it tonight.
I have windows vista ultimate 64bit. When im going to control panel>programs I see in the programs list on the tope a program something like ~!@$@54534#@!@~!.EXE. Sometimes the program is 8mb sometimes its 763mb when im trying to make for it uninstall im getting a msg that it cant find the uninstall info file or it dosent exist. I search in my pc a place installed with something that is 763mb or 8mb in the date it show in the programs list 13/11/2008 but none is exist. I tried to use SpyBot Search and destroyed so it found things but didnt solve anything. I have on my machine nod32 for long time didnt help. I have also Avira AntiVir install it didnt help.
I tried hijackthis posted the log file online to analyze it cleaned what was BAD but it didnt helo either. I tried to use Adaware 2008 so its found some stuff cleaned but it didnt help. What else could it be? I dont understand it. Im sure its a apyware torjan worm or a virus beacuse sometimes its 8mb sometimes 763mb and cant be uninstalled or removed.
I 'partially' installed a Click'N'Design program on my Vista Home Premium before the computer 'hung' due to obvious incompatibility. Unable to uninstall it now with Control Panel's 'uninstall a program' which returns an error message 'unable to locate the Install.log file'. Windows Install Clean Up does not list this program (as I presume it wasn't installed using Windows Installer).
I am runningOS windows vista ultimate 32bit. When I go to programs and features to uninstall a program all that is displayed is organize and views. When I click on a program I never see the uninstall displayed. Is this normal! How can I uninstall programs if it does not display the uninstall feature.
A friend of mine has installed F-secure anti-virus program on his computer and now he wants to change it to other because.. well it pretty much sucks a lot. It slows down incredibly the machine, and it's with good parameters. So he asked me for help. The installation was long time ago so System Restore is not an option. I know a lot of people have big problems trying to uninstall F-secure. That's why I uninstalled it using Your Uninstaller in the most aggressive way of uninstall. When I tried to install the new one - ESET Smart Security, it showed me a message that F-secure is detected and it should be removed first.
I checked in Program Files and saw F-secure folder with 400 MB info in it. It couldn't be deleted so I went to Safe Mode with Command Prompt and managed to delete the folder. The same message "F-Secure detected". I checked and it's in several other places all over the Windows Folder and Program Data folder... Also it's in so many places in the registry. I don't know how to remove it. Every time i try to delete file in the explorer it shows me that I don't have the permission, and if I try to delete something in the registry it shows me error that it cannot be done or something (yes, i had made back up of the registry(
I am trying to uninstall Nero (the 'burning' program). The uninstall program won't remove it. Windows' Add/Remove Programs won't remove it. Finding the files and deleting manually has no effect. How do I remove it?
On a number of occasions, after uninstalling a prog, a message box tells me that there are elements of the prog remaining and that these can be removed manually. It does not suggest a way of doing this.
How do I find Adobe Updater so I can close it so I can uninstall a program? I've looked through all my programs and I've searched in the search box and nothing comes up? But I keep getting the message to close it before I can continue to uninstall.
For some reason only six programs appear in the list of "uninstall a program" in Control Panel. There is a comment that only programs written for Windows will be listed. Up until recently a long list of programs I installed in the past were listed. Does anyone know what has happened?
my system is vista business sp2 32bit , about a mouth ago after i installed ubuntu 9.10 , it randomly shows blue screen , today it happened again , the detail about one them is below: i did not have any hardware problem before ,
Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.6 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about the problem: BCCode: be BCP1: 837020B7 BCP2: 28EA0860 BCP3: 8BB63A18 BCP4: 0000000E OS Version: 6_0_6002 Service Pack: 2_0 Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem: C:WindowsMinidumpMini020110-01.dmp, C:Users afisehAppDataLocalTempWER-50060-0.sysdata.xml, C:Users afisehAppDataLocalTempWER8304.tmp.version.txt , Read our privacy statement: Microsoft Online Crash Analysis
Am trying to install xp on a new laptop that already has vista. Have made another partition using vista disc management. I boot to xp disc and go to install but cannot choose a drive or partition as box remains empty and nothing shows.
whenever i download an .exe program or .msi installer vista shows: iTunes installer for example, but occurs with all downloaded files. However programs i already had on my hdd install fine. I have not yet had time to test a 64 bit native app to see if it installs fine, but all the programs i try and fail to run once downloaded are on the compatibility list.
Vista states an installer is already running when attempting to uninstall any software. Error:"Another program is being installed. Please wait until that installation is complete, and then try installing this software again."Even while logged in as Admin, after reboot, turing off Anti-Virus, and checking the running processes for any msi or Windows Installer entries. At one point I disabled the Windows Installer service, rebooted the PC, and then started the service again just to get an application installed.
My buddy was bringing over some files for me on his laptop hdd running xp. I plugged it into my vista x64 computer via usb and I am having a few issues. The hdd shows up in My Computer and shows stuff in it but when I open it, it says that the folder is empty. I whent to Vistas disk manager and it shows everything is fine with the hdd but for some reason the files just wont show up.
I am having problems with Live Mail. Very often it will not start. I want to uninstall it and re-install it but I don't know how to uninstall it.It is not listed in Programs and Features. I tried downloading windows live mail and installing it over the top of live mail but I get the message that it is already installed and it will not reinstall.
I mistakenly downloaded MS Winter Fun Pack 2004 for XP on my Vista computer, I didn't see that it said for XP when I downloaded and installed it. Using the uninstall in Control panel, I tried to uninstall. I got back an error (1713) message that say's 'can't install'.
Is there any reason for me to install a program to the other program files, or is it there just to provide stability? Im trying to figure these 2 out, and really I would perfer to only have 1 program files, just so I dont get them confused. Is there any way to have every program I install go directly to (86), and eventually just uninstall and delete everything in the original program files?
I had installed a realestate program called Agent Office successfully, my client attempted an online upgrade to a new version and it blew up the new/old agent office installation. I did the uninstall from windows of the apps, even used perfect uninstaller and removed all remnants, upon attempting to install started to get the 1607 Install Shield Scripting runtime error, googled and tried numerous fixes.
As of now I have UAC Disabled, recreated windows temp, copied the installation to the x86 programs folder and tried to install from there, verified permissions and now when I try to install it I'm getting Invalid Program/System Directory error and still cannot install.
I tried to download/install a game from realarcade today. When the installer program was running I got a message that an error occured. I tried to redownload the game and this time I got a windows message that files were corrupted, try again. I also got a dialog box saying the program might not have installed properly or I could check it had installed properly. I clicked cancel but immediately another box appeAred as if it were trying to install. I hit cancel. My question, where does all the files/programing reside after I hit cancel. Can any of it be left over and be in an incomplete state and mess up anything else? I looked in programs to see if it could be uninstalled but it was not in that list.
For the last week or 2, with the exception of Windows Updates, I can't install or update almost any other program. I have been trying to update , Ad-Aware, no luck. So i uninstalled that and downloaded AVG, but that wouldn't install either.
Ill try not to look to dumb here, but I just installed Vista Home Prem 64 about a week ago and I have a question. There seems to be two Program Files to install applications into, Program Files and Program Files (x86). I know the x86 refers to 32 bit OS. So why do all my applications want to default install into the x86 Program Files? Is there a difference in installing into either one of them? Could it cause issues that anyone knows of? Should I uninstall out of my x86 and reinstalled my application into the non-x86 Program Files?
I've been told in this forum that appls must be reinstalled into Program Files,not simply copied from a Backup.Yet some of the copied appls (WinMX,WinAmp,Audacity, etc)run fine.Others won't.What determines the correct prodedure?
can you tell me a way to uninstall Call of Duty other than through putting in the disk and pressing UNINSTALL or in the 'All Programs'? Because it just won't uninstall there: I press install and the window simply closes and nothing else. I am asking this because I have found some patches on the Activision website (now I can get on it again) and I wan't to reinstall it...