Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Uninstalling Personal Web Server (PWS 4)

Can anyone give me an idea as to how I can uninstall Microsoft Personal Web Server program I have installed on my system which has Win98SE.

I installed this program to help me test Perl/CGI and PHP programs I am learning. At a point in recent times, I started experiencing problems and I thought of uninstalling and reinstall ing the PWS. But in the Add/Remove Program list box the program close to this I can see is Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard 6. It is my strongest belief that this has nothing to do with PWS. I have therefore left it untoched leaving me with the headache of how to uninstall the PWS.

Without the uninstallation, I reinstalled over the existing one and I had an unsuccessful reinstallation result.

I need some help.

Here4hlp

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Uninstalling Personal Web Server (PWS 4)
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Uninstalling Personal Web Server (PWS 4)
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
This might help. . .

In reply to: Uninstalling Personal Web Server (PWS 4)

Collapse -
Re: This might help...

In reply to: This might help. . .

Thanks Wayne, I downloaded Xitami but I do no seem to get anything out of it. I might have downloaded the wrong software. I downloaded the binary one. and it gets nothing to do with Windows. When I clicked on the xitami.exe file, it produced an MSDOS screen.

Any furthe suggestion?

Here4hlp

Collapse -
I Found Out But Still Need Help

In reply to: Uninstalling Personal Web Server (PWS 4)

I somehow found out how to uninstall.

When trying to re-install, there is an option to "Remove all previously installed components" which I was earlier afraid to do, as there is an added caution that "In addition to removing all software installed, this will remove all user-defined Transaction Server Packages and IIS/PWS configuration backups."

I did click "Remove All" to uninstall previously installed components and re-install but ended up with the same unsuccessful installation messages.

The first to appear on the screen was: "Microsoft Transaction Server Setup - An unknown error occurred while making MTS specific changes to the system registry. Error Code = 0x80004005." After clicking OK to clear this error message box, then came the second one that read: "Setup of 'Transaction Server Core Components failed'. The specific error code is 0x3f9e670. Setup will continue but the component may not function properly."

And true, I can no longer run my Perl/CGI and PHP scripts.

Thanks,
Here4hlp

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Many Thanks Cursorcowboy.

In reply to: RE:

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

GIVEAWAY

Enter to win* a free holiday tech gift!

CNET's giving five lucky winners the gift of their choice valued up to $250!