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#1 ejames82

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:31 PM

it didn't take long to realize that removal of programmes are just as important as installing them. when i saw the link to this program "total uninstall" and the description of it's purpose, i thought i'd give it a shot.
it appeared everything was going smoothly until i ran it. it takes a snapshot of the computers files and registry. while doing it, a progress bar goes across. the progress bar quickly move to about 25% and quit for over half an hour. that's when i exited out of the program.
for anyone who has used "total uninstall", is this the normal way the program works? how long does it usually take?
i have a dial-up connection. would that affect the performance?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:04 PM

Total Uninstall has their own forum for problems. I'm not saying this forum isn't the greatest, but could be awhile before someone familiar with this program comes along. I never heard of this program until today but then again I've never used an uninstaller program or felt the need to.
Take a look here-
http://www.martau.com/forum/
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:08 PM

Hi..

I use it all the time now, try it again and when you think the program hangs; take a look at the top and see if it is waiting for you to select a program ( Install one application ) if so click Browse then locate the program to be installed and see if that sorts your problem out.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:48 PM

cth tom,
the link helped me to remove the program the way it's intended to be removed. thanks.

el tel,

click Browse then locate the program to be installed


how can i do that when i haven't installed the programme yet? the programme that i had in mind (to monitor) was sandboxie. the whole idea is to take a snapshot of my computer before installing sandboxie, and then after installing sandboxie. there might be a problem with sandboxie, so i may want to get (completely) rid of it.
a window comes up and asks what programme needs to be monitored? i put sandboxie in the dialog box. i click next. the next window pops up and a progress bar starts, then stops for over a half hour. not only that, there doesn't appear to be any activity. my antivirus and internet icons are motionless and my firewall icon is motionless. i should have checked my task manager, but i wasn't thinking (my fault). you know the rest. i need to know more before i reinstall this programme. no harm done. nothing ventured, nothing gained. thanks.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:44 AM

Hi

Total Uninstall work in three ways I think. It takes a snap shot before ( Then appearers to hang ) waits for you to choose a program, as that program runs; any changes are monitored by TU ( working in the background ) which will ask you to run the program at least once; even if that program asks for a Re-Boot.
If after a Re-Boot TU will still be monitoring, then give you a before and after install changes, with the option to import a log; which will automatically go into the installed program folder, just in case you have any difficultly un-installing in x time down the line.

The only thing that worried me to start with, is when I used TU to un-install a program; it chucked out a error message saying it couldn't delete some files. Which turned out to be " .tmp " files, and they got cleared out on next Re-Boot / shut down.

This is how it runs on my " Win ME ", other OS might be slightly different? ??

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:50 AM

keeping that in mind, maybe i won't rush to judgement. for now, i think i will just keep my ear to the wall and learn more about the programme if possible. it uninstalled nicely, so i am not really afraid of reinstalling it when i decide to.
thanks for the good reply. Ed

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:13 AM

I've tried using the last freeware version of Total Uninstall in Vista - and it has this exact same problem. Is this the same scenario for you?
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