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Dirt 3 won't uninstall


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#1 meepugh

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

Hello, I have recently installed Dirt 3. I get an error message whenever I try to run it, so I really want to uninstall it. What happens is I click remove on the uninstall screen and it just goes white and stops responding. I am running on XP if that helps. It does the same thing in "Add or Remove Programs". Perhaps is there a way to do it manually? Thanks!

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#2 meepugh

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:41 PM

Come on, I seriously need some help!

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:37 PM

try using REVO

Here is how to use Revo Uninstaller:

1) First we download it from here: Revo Uninstaller Free Version. You can skip this Step if you already have it installed. However, you may need to update it. If you have it installed already, and you need to update it, go ahead and open it up and click the AutoUpdate Icon next to Help. The use of this program makes registry changes based upon what you select for removal from the Registry. Before running Revo Uninstaller please run ERUNT before proceeding to back up your registry in case you make a mistake.

2) Select the Program to remove from the list of programs and click the Uninstall button:

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3) After selecting the program you want to remove, and confirming you want to uninstall the program, then you will want to select the Advanced Option:

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4) Click Next. This will start the uninstaller for the application you picked. When the uninstaller is done, and it proves to be successful, and a reboot is required, then select NO and continue the below steps.

5) Follow the prompts during the uninstallation of the application. Once it closes you will be at this window:

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6) Click Next again. Once the window is done scanning for files and other things that did not get removed, you will be presented with this window:

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You will want to select only the bolded items, then click on Delete. If any entries-usually the last thing listed and not in bold-have a + sign click on the + until you see more bolded items. Once done, click Next.

If it asks you to delete other files, then do so, but pay attention to the warnings.
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:08 AM

If that doesn't work or something you can always just delete every folder associated with dirt 3 by searching for them in ure harddrive

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

If that doesn't work or something you can always just delete every folder associated with dirt 3 by searching for them in ure harddrive

This will leave traces of the program in the registry, as well as your My Documents. Piriform's CCleaner will remove some of the crap from your registry by erasing dead-end points, and you can manually erase your My Documents files. There will still be traces here and there, but meh. In the end I would recommend Revo Uninstaller.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:50 AM

You don't really pay attention, do you? He said that DiRT 3 uninstaller stops working when he starts it. So, Revo Uninstaller at some point starts the applicantion's built-in uninstaller, that means it reaches the same point, can't go further. I have the same problem as the guy who started this topic, and I made this account just to post here... Is there any other method that does NOT require to run application's uninstaller?


Oh, I found out how. Just create another user account if you are lazy, if not, do what the guy above said, manually delete the entries and it's enough to delete one of the registry files of DiRT 3 for a CCleaner or any other software that does the same thing, to see it as "broken".

Edited by Acnd666, 04 September 2011 - 05:06 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

sometimes its a virus :\

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

Try reinstalling Dirt3 to see if that fixes the corrupted original install and then start over with add remove, since you have problems with using the application uninstaller.

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#9 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

Another good prog for getting rid of stuff that won't delete in the normal way is free Unlocker-

http://unlocker.soft32.com/free-download?gclid=CM6D-KvvsLECFVJtfAodkScAmA




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