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First time unable to Uninstall a Program - Culprit Regiguard

by cnet student / June 30, 2008 3:39 PM PDT

I left a sour review of Regiguard (registry repair/cleaner). My computer is fresh, no problems - Windows XP - HP Pavillion Laptop - IE 6.0 (cuz I don't like 7.0).

So weird, been computer literate for years & never had this problem. Others have complained in reviews that Regiguard's interface is all clipped off, unable to close or minimize. Same here, but unable to Uninstall as well.

Regiguard DOES appear in my PROGRAMS list, but, it does NOT show up in my ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS list. Doing a search for related files only includes Application, Zip File, Desktop Shorcut, Start Menu & Program File. NO ability to uninstall there either.

I downloaded Revo Uninstaller from CNet, which got good reviews, and IT DOES NOT recognize Regiguard as being in my system at all!

Any suggestions or related feedback appreciated.

Thank you ...

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... forgot to add ...

Forgot to add, I did try reinstalling OVER it twice, and end results exactly the same ... thank you ...

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Do you remember back in the Windows 3.11 days?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2008 10:44 PM PDT

Where you would delete a program's home directory and it's start up entries? That usually kills it off. You can also use HIJACKTHIS to see and remove other entries it made of interest.

Again, think about manual removal methods.

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Will try ... thanks ... also ...
by cnet student / July 1, 2008 3:32 PM PDT

Hey Bob -

Yeah, the Windows 3.11 day was JUST before I came on, but I do understand what that means. I've done the manual thing before, last resort. Didn't want to leave any bits & pieces behind - gonna look into HIJACKTHIS right now. Will add on feedback on results.

Need to start a thread on cursor jumping around. Seems a lot of people on Net going thru same with little available fixes. Suggestions I've tried haven't worked yet. This is my first laptop, never had this problem w/desktops.

Gonna start that thread now too. Thanks Bob.

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.. to Bob's suggestion ...
by cnet student / July 1, 2008 4:13 PM PDT

Hey Bob -

I ran HijackThis 2.02, and it suggests someone "knowledgable" check the files it calls up. That it will not automatically delete or fix them. What do you do next? It called up about 40 things.

Should I just rely on the reg fix sofwares I have? (Reg Booster 2 + Reg Mechanic)...

Thanks for your feedback ...

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It's a power tool.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2008 11:01 PM PDT

Since you know the program you want to remove it has a list you can look over and for the items you don't know you can ask google and if that fails, ask here.

Given the design of windows and that uninstall is an new and non-enforced feature we must manually remove software that doesn't offer such. It's part of running Windows.

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Looked at HijackThis List
by cnet student / July 2, 2008 5:49 AM PDT
In reply to: It's a power tool.

I looked into each item HijackThis brought up and nothing resembles anything like Regiguard. So I guess manual deletion it is!

Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to run Windows in this manner, and for this instance...

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SOLUTION TO - "cannot delete file: cannot read ... "
by cnet student / July 2, 2008 7:00 AM PDT

For anyone's benefit, in process of needing to delete Regiguard manually, ran into a common message - "cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk"

I researched Web for suggestions. Someone suggested a program called UNLOCKER. I entered name into CNet's DOWNLOAD search to check out reviews, and it checked out. "UNLOCKER 1.8.7" to be exact.

It doesn't run like most programs. It's in the background. You need to right-click on the file/folder you want to delete. The UNLOCKER option shows up and you click it.

No complaints!

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