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Lost Add/Remove Program

by blwatch / July 7, 2007 8:45 PM PDT

I am running WinXP-2. Sometime in the last 2 months? my 'add/remove program' program was lost. When I click on it the hourglass shows for a split second and nothing happens. I have tried a fix bat file solution, but that didn't work. I was advised to pick a restore point, but have no idea what point to restore. Could I have disabled the program? Could a registry cleaner have removed it...with my help, of course? Any ideas?

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I've seem malware do that. Quick fix is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2007 11:33 PM PDT

To install ADD REMOVE PRO to sub for this while you look for other pests. Given the damage I see such do I never am assured that it can be fixed but at least we have a stand-in.


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by tomron / July 7, 2007 11:36 PM PDT

Try this,start>run>control appwiz.cpl

Does it open?


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I see thjat Bob beat me to suggesting add remove pro
by tomron / July 7, 2007 11:49 PM PDT
In reply to: blwatch

This LINK show many possible solutions.


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Lost Add/Remove Program
by blwatch / July 12, 2007 9:19 AM PDT

Thanks, for your effort on this. The solution turned out to be
A lot of factory computers will have an image of the disks on the hard drive so you may not actually need the disk (not a restore partition but an image of the disk in the windows/i386 folder). This allows you to do sfc /scannow without the windows disk. So- Lets try it without the disk. Click start- go to run, in run type in sfc /scannow .

Thanks, again. Tom

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(NT) Your welcome,thanx for posting back
by tomron / July 12, 2007 11:50 AM PDT
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