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#1 cocoa

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:26 PM

I'm new at this whole computer thing, but I don't understand why all my programs in add/remove programs in control panel are missing. Can someone help me with this?

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:19 AM

Hi cocoa, welcome to BC. :thumbsup:
The missing entries in Add\Remove are due to a damaged Windows registry.
The fix will depend on the version of Windows you are using so could you post that please?

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:40 AM

I'm using windows ME

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:56 AM

Okay cocoa.
Since you are "new" to this "computer stuff" we'll try to get it fixed without taking you directly into the registry, though it may come to that.
Grab a blank floppy disk, go to Add\Remove. Click the startup disk tab and choose "create disk'.
Shut your system down and restart it with the disk in the drive.
At the "A:\" prompt, type: "C:" (no quotes) and hit your enter key. At the "C:\>" prompt, type "scanreg /fix" (again, no quotes) and hit your enter key again. This should rebuild your registry. When it's done, remove the disk and restart your system. Note the space between scanreg and /fix in the command. If you get an invalid command message, try it again without using the space between those two. As a side note, if you have Autocad installed, there is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Let us know.

Edited by HitSquad, 17 June 2006 - 07:59 AM.





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