Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    188
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Add/Remove Programs Problem (Win XP Pro)

    When I go into Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs, The Currently Installed Programs is blank. The programs don't show up. Any ideas how to fix this?
    Thanks,
    Jack

  2. #2
    Uranium Lounger viking33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    6,308
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Add/Remove Programs Problem (Win XP Pro)

    Jack,
    The first thing I would do is go to Start>Run> and type sfc /scannow to see if required system files are gone or unregistered in your system.

    Have your Windows XP Pro Cd ready, it will ask you for it. Just keep stepping through all the system files that the progress bar shows. Reboot.

    Also run your Anti Virus check. I have heard of a virus ( whose name I can't remember ) that will blank out the Addremove information.
    BOB
    http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/S/flags/USA.gif http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/S/f...sachusetts.gif


    Long ago, there was a time when men cursed and beat on the ground with sticks. It was called witchcraft.
    Today it is called golf!

  3. #3
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,583
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,058 Times in 927 Posts

    Re: Add/Remove Programs Problem (Win XP Pro)

    What service pack level is installed? If you are willing to use the registry editor, validate that there are programs listed under this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionUninstall

    Joe
    Joe

  4. #4
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    3,788
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Add/Remove Programs Problem (Win XP Pro)

    Jack

    I found some possible solutions for this. The first is discussed in a thread on the Cyber Tech help forum.

    The second one is at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm, scroll down to row 146 and on the right hand column are a couple of registry update files. The undo file should remove any restrictions on the control panel add/remove program list.

  5. #5
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    188
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add/Remove Programs Problem (Win XP Pro)

    Tony,
    I followed your instructions to the letter re: Cybertech... went to Mr. Softy's website, did the download, install etc and all is well.
    Thank you so much.
    Jack

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •