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Old April 30th, 2011, 02:45 AM
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Removing stubborn/corrupted files

Hey all,

I've trouble removing certain programms from my "uninstall a program" list.

It is either corrupt or has various errors to it. is there any software that cleans this up?
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Old April 30th, 2011, 03:11 AM
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To try the simplest thing first, reinstall one of the programs giving you trouble. That may insert/replace the files causing the problems so you can then uninstall it.

It's worth trying on all of them. If it doesn't work on one, it may work on others.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 03:37 AM
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uhm what if I don't have the original installer anymore? are there any more solutions to this?
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Old May 9th, 2011, 02:48 AM
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Old May 10th, 2011, 03:32 AM
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Try Revo Uninstaller. It offers a 30 day trial and there is a freeware version too.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:15 AM
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Hi AnnMarie, I've tried. It doesn't solve my problem. I think mine was a corrupted install or uninstall. It requires me to "insert CD" for a certain game in order to uninstall/repair. and I no longer have the installation files anymore.

Rev Uninstaller removed the registries alright, but it is still unable to uninstall or remove the entries listed in my installed programs list.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:22 AM
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Ok. Set a restore point and hit the Windows key plus r and type:

regedit

then OK.

Navigate to
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Click on the + sign and in the list of subkeys, you will see the names of all the programs that are in your installed programs list in Control Panel.

Rightclick on name of the game concerned and delete it. Reboot and the entry should be gone.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:33 AM
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surprisingly, I don't find the game concerned there! :\
is that list supposed to reflect what is currently installed on my computer? It doesn't seem very comprehensive and it's like system cores files...

by any chance, could it be under a different directory? because I don't think I installed in C:windows
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:46 AM
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Did you open each subkey in the path I posted and look in the Uninstall subkey?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:54 AM
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Did you open each subkey in the path I posted and look in the Uninstall subkey?

Yes I did, many are not reflected in the subkeys.. have a look at my ss.

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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:28 AM
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Are you running a 64bit version of Windows 7?

If so, run regedit again and navigate to the below key

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Can you see the game now? If so, follow my earlier instructions and delete it.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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Thanks AnnMarie... it's there alright. I removed it. I keep seeing LWS Blah blah.. What exactly is LWS? Does anyone know.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:37 PM
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No idea. Can you give us a clue when you see this and what the full message is?
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