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uninstalling DAP

by loryjean58 / January 30, 2007 4:26 AM PST

After using DAP (Download Accelerator Plus) for awhile, I decided I didn't like it and I uninstalled it. It is no longer in my program files. However, when I try to download other programs, I get a box which states that DAP could not be found, and the program does not load through my browser, like CNET programs do. I have been unable to figure out how to eliminate the DAP screen and get programs to download another way. I am running Windows XP Home, on a Compaq computer. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you, Loryjean Pratt

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Re: uninstalling DAP
by Tufenuf / January 30, 2007 4:38 AM PST
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can't download DAP again!
by loryjean58 / January 30, 2007 5:06 AM PST
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Thanks; the solution primarily given is to download DAP again, install and uninstall it. Unfortunately, I can't download it at all, because I get that pesky DAP window, which says it isn't available. I need to know how to get around that.

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Re: can't download DAP again!
by Tufenuf / January 30, 2007 5:31 AM PST

loryjean58, Which browser are you using (IE, MoZilla FireFox, etc.)? If it's FireFox check out the instructions at the link below.



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Thank you
by loryjean58 / January 30, 2007 5:57 AM PST

Thanks! Sorry if I'm a little dense there; I don't get around my system much, just do what I do and trust that everything will work properly!


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Re: Thank you
by Tufenuf / January 30, 2007 6:27 AM PST
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Loryjean, Are you using Internet Explorer or FireFox to access the Internet?


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by loryjean58 / January 30, 2007 10:47 AM PST
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Firefox, with a couple of extensions.

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Re: Internet
by Tufenuf / January 30, 2007 11:24 AM PST
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loryjean58, Here's the instructions to follow:

After DAP is uninstalled the MoZilla browser it is still trying to use it for downloads:

Kindly locate the npdap.dll file under the "Plugins" folder of the Mozilla FireFox installation directory in the hard drive (C:\Program Files\Mozilla FireFox\plugins) and delete it. Now the MoZilla FireFox download manager will be used for downloads.


I don't use FireFox but those instructions should solve your problem. You must go into Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) and go to C:\Program Files\Mozilla FireFox\plugins folder. Open that plugins folder and find the npdap.dll file. When you find it right click it and choose "Delete" which will put it in the Recycle Bin. Now see if you can download anything.

To get into Windows Explorer click Start>Programs>Accrssories>Windows Explorer.


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problem solved
by loryjean58 / January 30, 2007 11:42 AM PST
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thanks for all the help with this; I got the .dll file deleted and everything is working properly now.

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(NT) Good job & Glad to help.
by Tufenuf / January 30, 2007 11:48 AM PST
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