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Add / Remove Programs Show Black & Colored Blanks & Stripes In Window


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#1 Gaytan

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:45 AM

Hi Guys!

Hope somebody can help me out. :thumbsup:

When opening the appwiz.cpl panel being the Add / Remove Programs list a huge black & coloured striped blank exists between the entries of 2 programs.
Programs from A to FF list ok, then the black / brown colored blank starts till way down the list goes on from Filezilla to Z....

I've tried out MS KB 266668 which explains how to reregister all kinds of registry keys and dll's. Also tried out an article about the 'DisplayIcon' carrying a '-1' negative value somewhere in the registry entries.
Nothing works.

When sorting the programs on 'Date', 'Name', etc the blanc positions itself between different entries. The elevator slider at the right of the window each time gives the same minuscule 'elevator'slider'. It looks as if it is related to the positioning in the Add / Remove Window itself.

Of course it's more or less an 'esthetic aspect' as all the entries are there alright but still; would like to get it fixed somehow.

My system?

x86 intel pentium iv
1 GB RAM
RAID 0 Intel ICH5
320GB hardrive / volume (2x 160GB)
WinXP Pro SP2 with all MS updates
KIS 6.0.300 protection.

Would love to get hints or tips.
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Grtz.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 08:58 AM

Try using Stertup Inspector to remove all aps but those necessary from starting when Windows starts. It makes the ap easier to identify than does msconfig and does not change the manor of startup if you aren't careful as msconfig does.


Startup Inspector (manages startup menu helps you identify aps in the startup menu so you can disable unnecessary programs from running in the background when they are not needed)

And

Startup Monitor (a small freeware ap available on the same page to notify you and require your permission for any program to add itself to your startup menu)

http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.php

#3 Gaytan

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:50 AM

Hi Enthusiast,

I think you did not read my post well.... :thumbsup:

It's not about programs starting up with WinXP; it's activating the 'Add/Remove Programs list' in Control Panel which has a real large (black / colored) gap between two entries...
All entries are there alright but with a huge blank / space in between two entries.

If I sort them differently the gap is between other entries but still present!

I searched the MS site but ... nothing. :inlove:

Guess I'm one of the few left out in the cold :flowers:

Hope somebody might come up with something!

Grtz!
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:30 AM

NOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not comfortable with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

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#5 Gaytan

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 01:06 PM

Hi tq1911,

Tanx for your suggestion but your suggestion is a comletely different issue! :thumbsup:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...5.mspx?mfr=true

Description

Removes the Change or Remove Programs button from the Add/Remove Programs bar. As a result, users cannot view or change the attached page.

I did apply the .reg file but unfortunately this does NOT solve the issue at all.

If somebody else has hints, tips?

Grtz!

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:00 PM

Hi Gaytan.
The problem lies in the registry, specificly a subkey of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
I know you've been there but may have overlooked something.
The two biggest offenders of that cause are Autocad and the EAGame updater.
Do you have or had either one of these installed?

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:05 PM

Hi there! :thumbsup:

Unfortunately; I do NOT have either program installed.
Found the same tip already somewhere else....
This problem is a really nagging and persisting one....

Thanks anyways!

Grtz!
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:24 PM

That is fine but that is were the problem is regaurdless.
I didn't say those were the "only" offenders. :thumbsup:
For the cure, see "madprogrammer" solution in this thread.
The program he refers to can be downloaded here and allows a 30 day trial.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 01:43 PM

Hi Guys!!

My problem is SOLVED!! Yes!!! Could not believe my own eyes!!

How? First tried all the other major hints and tips like 'DisplayIconName' being tooo long, Uninstall Registry Entries having a '-1' value, etc...

Finally found a tip:

Open your windows Add ' Remove Programs window. On the other hand, install e.g. 'Add Remove Programs Pro' (Freeware!) Compare your lists and check if between the last named entry and your 'blank' and again the first entry at the bottom of your list, there is something installed!

In my case there was 1 program installed: 'FileChecker; a 2002 freeware program'. I uninstalled it; rebooted my pc and gone was the blank!!!

I want to THANK everybody who helped me with this problem!

Kind regards and if you have any questions; just ask!!!

Grtz!

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 06:15 AM

I had the problem also of "huge blank / space in between two entries".

Use windows XP.

Followed advice of installing the 'Add Remove Programs Pro' (Freeware) and comparing

PROBLEM WAS "EAGAME UPDATER" as mentioned by "Hitsquad" before

Thanks to the forum & the people who have helped to resolve this frustrating proble. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

HI Guys, I had the same problem and followed advice of comparing two add/remove programs and trhis soved my problem.Thanks a lot for your helpful advice.

Edited by medblue, 29 August 2012 - 03:44 PM.





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