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by xpurple_starsx / June 30, 2004 7:21 PM PDT

Yesterday I uninstalled two programs from my computer. One was a music downloading application which I didnt need (Kazaa) and the other old printer software. However now when I go to open control panel I am told explorer has caused an error and it will have to close. now cannot open things such as My Documents. Please, how can I fix this and what has gone wrong? Any advice will be appreciated!

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Re: Uninstall
by rileyt / June 30, 2004 9:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Uninstall

When I had a similar prob I used the "Search " option and found residual parts of the program still loaded. I deleted these entries and the problemwas resolved. I also used a registry checker which found invalid entries for the deleted program still in the registry. For this I recommend System Mechanic which is available on a 30 day trial from Cnet downloads. It was so useful that I paid for the full version!!
As a final resort try Systems/System restore and choose a restore date a few days prior to your problem.

Good luck!!

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Re: Uninstall
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2004 10:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Uninstall

Do try Kazaabegone from

But in the circles I run, we often call such machine damage like this -> "His machine was Kazaa'd."

Repairs may take too long and people won't pay for that, so the OS is reloaded. At home, people can (and should) take time to research how to fix such and hope they find it.

In closing, this issue has no "do this" that works everytime. It's part of Kazaa to install spyware that is difficult to uninstall without breaking the OS.


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