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Problems After I Did A Pc Restore


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#1 Robinbird

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:05 PM

Ok, I was really stupid last night and choose to do a PC Restore instead of a Restore Point. I was having problems after having downloaded a program so I thought I would go back to my restore point. Well, after I had already chosen PC Restore you can picture me banging my head against the desk....

Now I am having problems with my Add/Delete function. Not all of the programs installed on my computer are showing up. One thing in particular I want to delete doesn't have an Uninstall feature. Is t

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:47 AM

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:01 AM

It's an HP Pavilion a1120n running Windows XP Media Center Edition.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:41 AM

Hmmm...I recently had a similar situation on my system :thumbsup:, although I don't have a restore function.

I was trying to do a repair install on a system that had (although I didn't realize it at the time) a memory situation. The result was a reinstall that created an additional user identity and profile. Profile 1 had all the apps which had previously been installed, while booting into Profile 2 reflected a brand new install with nothing familiar. Profile 1 had the problems that you depict here.

So...the first thing I ask is...how many user profiles do you see when you login (assuming you see the login screen)?

How many user accounta are relected when you go into Control Panel/User Accounts?

What I wound up doing is a reinstall of programs which seemed to be installed...but did not appear in Add/Remove Programs and which did not respond to my clicking on the All Programs buttons.

I thought it a minor inconvenience and took my time, doing it as I decided to use each.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:48 AM

Well, it took me back to the very beginning...like when I first got the computer. So I had to set up all new identities. It has re-installed all the "junk" programs like the free trial stuff. That's what I want to get rid of.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:12 PM

I don't have any systems that do that...I always clean install from MS XP CDs.

That's about the only way that I know that a user can get rid of all the preinstalled items which boxmakers (Gateway, HP, etc.) inflict on a purchaser of their systems.

I suppose that you could try another restore and then hope that you could access Add/Remove Programs properly and remove the programs you don't want. I don't see that you have anything to lose by doing that.

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