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    XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    signed in as administrator, no viruses,
    Windows XP Pro, 2.66 gig system, 1 gig ram, latest updates.

    The add remove programs area in Settings is showing only about 1/8 of the programs loaded into the system.
    What do I have to do to return the complete list to view so I can remove a program?
    Thanks for the help

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Do you know how the programs were removed from the Add and remove listing?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Dave,
    Thanks for the reply.
    I appears that the machine is only showing the programs that will fit on the first page of the listing. When the scroll arrow is activated the list below the first screen is empty.

    To answer your question ---> maybe 40 +

    Could this be a display drive problem with the video card?
    Have an NVidia Gforce4 Ti4200 128 meg memory

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Here's an excerpt from a MS newgroup. Even though the KB article does not mention WinXP I think it applies.

    Applications Missing
    Take a look with regedit.exe at the key
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionUninstall and
    the subkeys of that, which correspond to the lines in Add/Remove. Look for
    data that would sort immediately after the last one you do see. A
    possibility is that this has run wild - if an entry gets over 64 bytes, the
    Add/remove list gives up on it and does not display it or anything after it

    All Installed Programs May Not Be Displayed in the Add/Remove Programs Tool
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/q240/3/48.asp

    I have fixed several of these recently for others. The problem will occur in
    these two situations:

    1.The uninstall key name for an application is greater than
    63characters.Solution: Rename the key name, e.g. this is invalid
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionUninstall1234
    56789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234 5678901234]

    2. The DisplayName for the key is greater than 63 characters. Solution:
    Shorten DisplayName e.g. this is invalid "DisplayName"
    ="123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678 9012345678901234"

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Joe,
    Will take the dive, take a look and report the results.
    I have downloaded the NVIDIA drive. The updated version is 5.3, but have not installed it yet
    Larry

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Joe,
    Just another added bit of information.
    The last registered app. in the Add/Remove Programs Window is Architectural Desktop 33 --- but this app. shows no icon next to it?? Does this help in ciphering out the problem?

    Also, you mentioned changing the registry. Bear in mind that this is not my forte. I think I should make a back up of the registry before doing this. What files should be backed up and where? The Knowledge Base Article was very sketchy on exactly how to alter the registry entries. Could you provide a little extra information on how you did it? Just chop off the offending keys that are longer than 63?
    Larry

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Joe,
    This is the longest uninstall key in the registry at that location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionUninstallADT 2004 Advanced Modeling Objects and Concepts ~1DD3B896_is1
    the count for the string is 61 characters.

    This does not fall into our NG parameters?
    Any other ideas?

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Here is a link to an article on how to backup and restore the registry..its very thorough and informative. It explains all you need to know about the registry, go here...http://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_xp_registry.htm
    I hope this will help <img src=/S/salute.gif border=0 alt=salute width=15 height=20>

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    Yarddog,
    Now thats a meatball!!
    It will take all the people in the studio to go through this.
    Thank you. Will keep you posted if it is successful.

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    Re: XP Add Remove Programs (5.1.2600 SR 1)

    No, that's the only thing I could find. Does that key show in your list now?

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