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Q: programs not displayed in control panel list

When displaying installed programs in the control panel it stops after those starting with o
the programs like windows live do not appear yet they function fine.
is there some way to fix this?
I have run so far run adwcleaner, junkwareremovaltool,and rkill and although it did find many items and deleted them I still have a installed programs list that does not list beyond Oxxxxxx
I did get this from another post on SevenForums before starting this post.


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A: programs not displayed in control panel list

Did you un-install a program just before this happened?

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I have run into a strange problem. I have searched and found other people with the same issue but no solution. Almost all of the programs in the programs and features list in the control panel are gone. the programs are still there in the start menu and can be opened. But I can not open pdf files on my desktop anymore, I would uninstall adobe and reinstall it but it isn't in the list to remove it. Thanks for the help.

A:missing programs in control panel, programs and features list

You looked at this?

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Is there any way to bring back programs that have disappeared from the programs list in the control panel?

One day I realized most of my programs had disappeared from the list (roughly 10 or so remaining from the usual 50-60). This occurred after I had downloaded something. I ran Norton, Advanced System Care, Malwarebytes & CCleaner. As I recall one of them mentioned a virus in the registry. After checking google I looked under the following registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, and true enough the same programs that had disappeared did not appear here.

When it happened (a few months ago) I tried system restores as far back as possible to no avail. I've now realized its a hassle trying to uninstall programs not on the list (programs don't appear on Revo uninstaller or such programs either), so is there a way I can fix this (without any reinstalling of windows)

Im not 100% sure the virus caused this, but im guessing this is what happened. Any help would be appreciated! Also Im not so computer-savvy and first post on these (or any) forums


A:Programs Missing From Control Panel Programs List

Welcome to the Seven Forums, shak.

You mean that the installed programs are not appearing in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. Try to reinstall one of the missing programs without uninstalling it and tell us if it reappears in the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features list.

I strongly recommend that you also run sfc in the elevated mode. Read at SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.

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So yesterday I noticed that programs are missing from my control panels program list. Right now there is only 19 items and I use to have probably over 60. Notable missing are all my AVS4You and Topaz Labs software. Also anything with the name Windows is not listed. I can't think of anything I installed to cause this. All I saw was some Windows updates. I've searched other threads and ran some of recommended programs. I then downloaded and ran Malwarebytes software and it found 55 problems, deleted those but my problem still exists. I also did a system restore back to 3/21. I'm at a loss now. Any ideas? Also I'm using MS Security Essentials for protection.

A:Programs Missing From Control Panel Programs List

Try these tools. Download to Desktop.



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Trying to uninstall some apps. Some are missing from Control Panel uninstall list of apps
How can I find them? Windows 10

A:Programs Missing From Control Panel List

Originally Posted by NOPD

Trying to uninstall some apps. Some are missing from Control Panel uninstall list of apps
How can I find them? Windows 10

Don't you mean Start then All Apps
If they are missing then they must be uninstalled already.
If I have got it wrong then please explain more of what you are trying to do and what Apps you are trying to remove.

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I've just uninstalled Photoshop CS4 (after installing CS5).

However, the program name 'Adobe Photoshop CS4' is still listed in Control Panel/Programs list and it's annoying me!

The item was 300Mb+ and is now showing as 3.77Mb.

How can I get rid of it? I can't right click/delete. Is there another way?



A:Removing item name from Control Panel/Programs List

Hello Dinarius,
It may be that the registry key was not deleted.
Download this free app and clean the registry.
Reboot and check.

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download (Backup Registry When Prompted).

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Vista introduced the Favorites panel of "shortcuts" in the upper-left corner of the Explorer window. I *loved* this feature and used it constantly.

Win7's Explorer is kind of similar, but there are several things about it I don't like. Is there any way to fix these?

* In Vista the shortcuts were in a separate pane, so they were always visible. In Win7 there is one pane on the left, and the Favorites shortcuts are generally scrolled off the screen. Is there any way to split the left pane into two panes so the Favorites are always visible?

* The Win7 left pane includes the user's directory. That's fine, but it always insists on expanding the user directory, which means there about 25 lines in that pane that I generally don't care about. I use the shortcuts at the top and the actual disk paths at the bottom. Can I remove the user directory from that pane, or at least have it closed by default? And while I'm at it, can the Libraries be closed by default too? ((Ah -- I just discovered I can remove the user folder by choosing Organize -> Folder and Search options, unselect Navigation Pane -> Show all folders. Any other similar suggestions e.g. for the Libraries?))


A:Control what's displayed in Explorer left panel?

No joy? Maybe I should copy explorer.exe from Vista to Win7 ....

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For the seconfd time, I have somehow made my control panel go weird.
Rather than do a recovery, I thought I would seek help.
WHen I click the control panel home button, I dont get individual icons, I get summaries. eg: system and maintenance, security, network and internet etc..not the way it was an hour ago. Have tried classic view and I get a long list instead of icons. No way to change them. I would love to know how I have done this and how to get my other control panel back. ANy ideas?

A:My control panel is a list, not icons HELP

You need to change your views.
See attached image:

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The list of programs that appears when I attempt to uninstall a program has become truncated and I must scroll down through a long blank space to find the remainder of the list. Since I do not use this feature that often I have no idea what I may have done to trigger this problem,... Any ideas out there for a means of correction?

A:Wdos XP Control Panel Add/Remove List

Two fixes ...
If you have had autocad installed on your computer go here:
Add/Remove white space caused by autocad - Kelly's Korner
There are two fixes there.

Otherwise, this one:

Line 226-right
Add/Remove white space - general - Kelly's Korner

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I have a Home Vista Basic, I loaded a spyware /internet security program from my Internet provider. The spyware diagnostic tools will not start/work and one of the suggestions is to reinstall the program. I tried to uninstall the program and it is not listed/found in the control panel. I can see that the program is is in the program files but cannot uninstall it as the control panel is not showing it, therefore cannot be selected for uninstalling.

Help will be appreciated please..

A:Control Panel will not list program to uninstall


Is it listed in your start menu in all programs? click on it. it may have an option to uninstall there.

good luck

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We have Windows 7 x64 SP1 in around 200 systems.
We need to get list of installed software from each system exactly same as in Control Panel
Till now :
1 .We have tried using registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
but it couldn?t list all softwares as in control panel and total count of software differs as in control panel and registry.
2. Tried using wmi query using power shell command
-class ?Win32_Product? -computer
But it is not recommend to run this command on productionas per

So, How can we achieve this to get exactly same list as in control panel

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I am running XP - and I tried to uninstall a photoshop program, and found that I have no more uninstall / remove "toggle" buttons in the "uninstall/remove programs" list??? (only 1 program out of about 35 still does...Microsoft Office program has these toggles available)

just fyi...another issue came up at the same time - website shortcuts in a desktop folder make the whole folder window freeze when I double click on the shortcut. thanks in advance

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I need help!
Two days ago i got a small red shield with a cross on it next to the time, saying that the automatic updates is turned off. i try to turn it on through system in control panel(which i had back then) by choosing the recommended one-this was already selected when i got there. i turn it off and on and applied the changes, but the shield is still there!

Today I got the words VIRUS ALERT! next to the time, and my c:\ drive was gone from my computer, and some programs disappeared from my desktop.
I also got a whole bunch of pop ups saying that there were attempts of hijack on my computer through spyware.
I don't have the exact message because it has stopped after i went through 3 failed attempts of system recovery through my checkpoints, and in the 4th one i rebooted through safe mode. a black screen just came up, no programs on the desktop.

i rebooted again through normal mode and NOW there is a new theme, desktop background, but my computer was gone from the desktop, task manager was disabled through restricted access, my folders are gone from dsktp, all programs on start, control panel and run. But the VIRUS ALERT! & pop ups are gone.

I got the Remove Restricted Tools program from here: http://www.ghiath.com/?p=30
this enables me to access task manager.

I am now running a full scan using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (still running...system really slow) I really don't want to resort to a full system restore...but i really want to get this fixe... Read more

A:Solved: HELP ME: Desktop programs, My computer, control panel, all programs gone!

after the mbam full system scan i removed all the threats found. i rebooted normally.

NOW i am back though to where i was before the system restore through recovery checkpoints (same theme & background). I have the VIRUS ALERT! on the taskbar, but my computer and my folders are back on the deskstop. The c:\ drive is still missing in my computer, and All programs is also missing from the start menu. The red sheild (mentioned above) has gone too!

i did another scan, this time a quick one using mbam, and it found some more threats. I will delete this like before. but i still have the feeling that it will not fix the problem
the mbam quick scan log is below also.

please help me with this!

This is hijackthis log now:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:20: VIRUS ALERT!, on 30/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Window... Read more

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I have Windows 7 Prof x64.

My question is, when displaing all software installed and choosing more columns of information to display, they don't stay. For example, choosing Location column. Getting out of the installed programs list and then returning to it, the Location column is gone.

Is there some what to get the columns to be persistent?

Thanks in advance.

A:Question about Windows 7 Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features

The Programs and Features listing is shown to you by the Explorer app. Each time that you open/close the Windows (file) Explorer while viewing a folder (or a special view/list like the Programs and Features listing), Explorer tries to write info to the registry about how Explorer was showing you that folder. Windows (file) Explorer tries to write this "how to display a folder" info at other times besides just closing an Explorer window, but I'll not go into all of that.

Microsoft has not solved the problem that happens when these places in the registry get too big. When this happens, you may see the problem that you are experiencing - that of no longer being able to store the layout/view/column width/column selection/... info in the registry.

Below is video that I made showing registry keys being made. (I'm not suggesting that you mess with the registry.) Notice that new keys are made when visiting the folder named Temp. Deleting this Temp folder does not remove those registry keys. If you close Windows (file) Explorer while viewing a compressed folder (a ZIP file), the Explorer app tries to make keys so that it can remember how it last showed you that folder. If you delete or move that ZIP folder to another location, the original registry keys remain. So you can see how this area of the registry can fill up.

edit: I had to make this video again. I hope that I covered all of the original points.

One solution is to remove all of the entries/keys in the areas of ... Read more

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I have on board sound Realtak, I finall got them working by they are not listed on the control panel. What do I need to do to get Windows 7 to list them?

The recording device in Windows 7 does not work with my headphone/mic set.

A:Windows 7 will not list my head phone or mic in control panel

Did you get software with the set and install it? Are you using the ports on the front of the case or on the back?

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I encountered weird problems with my vista. Many program icons in the desktop are inactivated, and all my installed programs are not shown in the control panel/programs.

What should I do to get all my programs shown in the control panel again?

Thank you,


A:installed programs not shown in control panel/programs

Do you have other users who are set to admin the system? Did you perform a system restore lately? Do all your drives show in "Computer"?

What you are speaking of seems like someone else is making changes you are not aware of. User created desktop icons would not be removed if a program was uninstalled or removed by a system restore. They would not link up to their .exe files though. Same if the drive is not listed.

Right click any icon in question and select properties. It will tell you the path that the icon is leading you too. Then, check that path. Make sure that the file it is supposed to execute is actually there.

If it is, you ran into a bug I have not sene since the early days of XP. Google '.ico not working' for a reg fix.

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Hi guys, hope you can help me with this please because I don?t really know what to do to solve it.

I have a Vaio running Windows 8.1. but coming with Windows 8 preinstalled. I have recently noticed that most of the programs and apps (Adobe, Realtek, Sony folder, Intel, Avast, Java, Bluetooth?) on Programs and Features (Uninstall a Program) have vanished without knowing how. Only Microsoft apps are displayed there for some reason.

First, I run sfc /scannow and found some corrupted files that could not be fixed, so I decided to perform a full recovery (through Vaio Care that makes use of the Recovery partition) that restores the system to factory settings. After recovery, all programs and apps were in Programs and Features as expected. However, after removing either the preinstalled version of MS Office 2013 or the preinstalled games, most programs and apps disappeared again. I run again sfc /scannow, Avast and Malwarebytes and they found no issues at all. I also tried System Restore, but it did not fix anything. Only MS Office 2013, Avast and Malwarebytes are currently installed on the drive, along with Windows automatic updates (including Windows 8.1), and I have not used any ?cleaner? or ?optimizer? tools.

I found a potential cause for this. Apparently, the uninstaller for a program can incorrectly remove registry entries that are used by Windows and the Add/Remove Programs tool (Add/Remove Programs tool displays installed programs incorrectly), but I am not sure whether... Read more

A:Missing Programs in Programs and Features (Control Panel)

Hello Laura, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what will add them back to "Programs and Features" other than reinstalling the programs to repair them.

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Almost All Programs Disappeared From Uninstall Programs In Control Panel?

A:Almost All Programs Disappeared From Uninstall Programs In Control Panel?

What happens when you boot in safe mode?

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im haveing a problem with

first my internet game doesnt want to start

but the thing is when I go to uninstall a program in control panel that doesnt want to pull up either

I keep clicking and and clicking the uninstall program in control panel but it doesnt want to work the other control panels dont seem to work either

also I tried running the intallation program to reinstall my game but that doesnt work either

I tried also to run other installation exe for other programs but those also dont work either (random programs)

but I can open other programs like this browser

so its the game
installation files exe
control panel for uninstalling programs

I really just want my game to work

now I had this excact thing happen in the past but I saw the avg needed a restart i kept posponeing it so I did that before and it fixed it but this time avg seems fine, I also disabled avg in task manager but that didnt fix it either

what is going on and how do I fix this

I have a asus laptop

windows 8.1
i5 processor
6g of ram
looks like 1800mb video mem

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Ok, so I noticed that for a while I haven't been here my microsoft sounds when I boot up and shut down my machine. At first I thought that I didn't have the sound files but that wasn't it.

I went into control panel, sound and audio devices and click on the sound tab. Under the program events list, I notice that many of the program events were missing such as windows start up and windows shut down. This is why I wasn't hearing any sounds when I would shut down and start my computer.

My question is, how do you get those items back on the program event list?

I use windows XP home edition computer.

Any help or suggestions? The thing is the a lot of the items in the program list are missing. So lets say I wanted to change the sound that I hear when I turn my machine on, I would go under windows and highlight windows start. But on my program list, it is not there. Hence I have no sound when my computer goes on. It is a stupid thing I realize that but I am curious how the items were lost and wondering if I can get them back. But hey, my computer is 6 years old and still runs great. I should just be happy with that.

A:Missing items on Program list in Control Panel Sounds

i have the identical problem. i have discovered that if i create a new user account, all the program events are available. if i try the run command for sfc / scannow it asks me insert the windows xp install cd but won't recognize it when i do. I don,t think there is anything short of doing an xp repair that will solve my problem. if you come up with something let me know.

Thanks, Jeff

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In my control panel, the list of programmes is just 4 programmes, instead of many I used to have. I have reinstalled windows 10 (keeping my files intact) but that has not helped. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3976 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 448 GB (253 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, VA50_HW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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The icons in my windows Control Panel keep changing back to list view after I have changed them to icon view. I have list view applied to all folders accept My Computer which is in icon view and it stays that way, but for some reason Control Panel wants to stay in list view which I find very annoying!
Any ideas anyone please

A:Control Panel icons automatically change to List view

have you already checked the help files, and MS's online knowledge base?

i'll look and see if it does that on mine and get back to you.

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Any help would be Greatly appreciated... Thanks!

None of the programs in the control panel window will open.

My daughter was online on Gaia and must have inadvertantly clicked on a bad-link somewhere. My computer was jacked up with police? spyware and another one. 3 hours later, the computer was finally running o.k. again. Using Ad-Aware, Spybot search & destroy, hi-jack this as well.

Not sure what else will not open at this time. Searching has advised to download a couple fixes at http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Only_IE.html but that is no longer valid.

Any suggestions?

Here's my hi-jack log.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

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Recently my computer have had the following problem, everytime I start a program, before it appears on screen, a small windows of cmd.exe comes up for a short time (1/4 seconds,approximately), and even after the cmd windows showed up some program don't start at all, as I experienced , all of them are windows component, for instance, I cannot access 80% of the control panel programs like keyboard or system,....
Can anybody help me ,plz
Probably, it concerts about windows service cause I've run a tune up program that might have disabled some "unneccessary services" !

A:cannot run programs in control panel ????

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I have installed a program and it put an icon and description in the control panel. I have now uninstalled it . and it is still showing in control panel . how can I delete it from there ??? . thanks

A:control panel programs

Cant you just right click on the control panel icon and delete it? If not, try doing both a regular cleanup and a registry cleanup with CCleaner.

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As long as you are there could you tell me if I need any of these on my add and remove program I dont know where they came from or what they are for
batch assistant
quick time evertime i remove it aol says I am missing something
indexing function
data compiler
support software
windows hotfix
[sp] see Q317090 for more information


A:programs on control panel

You'd be the only person to know if you need these programs.

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Ok i have cleaned my puter and i have duplicate programs or software in control panel how do i get them off and also in my start menu


A:have duplicate programs in control panel


Originally Posted by pqh1960

Ok i have cleaned my puter and i have duplicate programs or software in control panel how do i get them off and also in my start menu


If you uninstall the ones that are showing up as duplicates and then re-install them again, that should work. I say "should work" and now "will work" because some software installations don't follow this convetion.

Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. Select the program(s) that are showing up duplicated, uninstall them.

By the way, which ones are showing up duplicated?

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I wasn't able to find much of anything trying to search, so if there's a thread out there on this topic please forward me to it. Anyway, the problem I'm having is that I can't open up ANY programs on my laptop. About the only thing I can do is open folders and view the contents. I can't open any individual files either. I had this problem on my desktop and after letting it run any copy my My Documents folder to my external HD while I was at work, it worked fine when I got home (it was disconnected from the internet too). Didn't even reboot. I don't really know how it got fixed. Now my laptop is doing the same thing. I can run system restore with safe mode, but if I try to load up my profile is normal mode, nothing works again, even after the restore. I can open programs in Safe mode (MS office etc.) but only in safe mode. When ever I try to open something in normal mode I get this error: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I'm an administrator on the computer so I'm not sure what the heck is going on. I'd rather figure out what's going on instead of just formatting, so if anyone can help it would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance!

A:Can't open any programs, control panel, etc.

TallboysWRF, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


If you can't access the Internet use another computer to download it onto a floppy or CD and transfer it to the problem computer. If you can't run the file do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.


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I have a problem with my control panel, when i go to it and like click on windows update or uninstall a program or restore files from back up or any of these programs, they don't pop up. So im wondering what to do? And i don't know if this has something to do with the problem but i also have a problem where i can't right click on the desktop and click screen resolution or personalize. It just pops up with "Explorere.EXE: No such interface supported" I am running Windows 7 64 bit on a HP Pavillion and google has failed me. Please help.

A:Control Panel programs do not work

Not letting you do a system restore ?

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Can anyone give me an explanation and/or a fix for a large amount of blank and black spacing between program listings, i.e. 10 program listings, then a large amount of black and white space and, finally the rest of the programs appear. Not affecting the computer, but is a little disconcerting.

A:Add or Remove Programs - Control Panel

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box is not working correctly on my machine. When going to control panel, and selecting Add/Remove Programs, the box comes up as it is supposed to do. However, it does not have the button to remove the program. It has a box on the right that states the size of the program, but it does not have the remove program box. Don't understand what happened to it. Anyone seen this problem before. I am using Windows XP Home, with SP2 installed and every update completed as of today. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give.

A:Control Panel Add/Remove Programs

are you logged in as admin? you need admin rights to remove programs

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I have had this problem on 2 Win2K computers now. It is caused somehow by USB installations. The latest was installing a HP 3570C USB scanner. The scanner software did not work properly after install, and when I went to the control panel (add/remove) [appwiz.cpl] the program has a large blank area where usually the programs show. (The message is "there are no programs installed on this computer") However, I can scroll down and see the programs listed, but if I click on any entry I get ""mshta.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows. An error log is being created"

When I go to event viewer I get, "The application, mshta.exe, generated an application error. ...The exceprion generated was c0000005 at address 75B5EB55 (DllGetClassObject)"

Anybody see this before, Ideas?

All help greatly appreciated.


A:Cannot use control panel add/remove programs


Welcome to TSG.
A little searching in the right spots;


This is for Win 2K Pro.

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I installed a dictionary and uninstalled it. It still appears in 'all programs' but does not appear in control panel > programs and features nor in revo uninstaller. When I click the icon in start > all programs, the dictionary opens and works well. Now it is causing a message 'error reading trayicon 1 -> visible, etc.' every time I boot up.

Can anyone suggest some way of getting rid of it permanently, please? Thanks in advance.

A:Program does not appear in control panel > programs

Quote: Originally Posted by tonyvella

I installed a dictionary and uninstalled it. It still appears in 'all programs' but does not appear in control panel > programs and features nor in revo uninstaller. When I click the icon in start > all programs, the dictionary opens and works well. Now it is causing a message 'error reading trayicon 1 -> visible, etc.' every time I boot up.

Can anyone suggest some way of getting rid of it permanently, please? Thanks in advance.

That's contradictory? if you uninstalled it how can it work?
Right click the entry in All Program, Remove from this list.

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I cannot find any programs listed in the add/remove programs section of my laptop. I appreciate any and all help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:40:52 PM, on 4/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Mi... Read more

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I was just checking my graphics card update in control panel programs and features when I noticed that the total used was 126gb. 125gb was allocated to The Complete National Geographic. Looking in computer the total of the six National Geographic dvd's came to 43.42gb. My C drive is 233gb total of which 75.1gb is used. Any idea's why?

A:Programs and features in control panel

I don't understand what you are asking.

Since you state that your drive is 233GB total with 75.1 GB used, there cannot be 126 GB of software installed.

Have you installed to another drive?

Can you provide a screen shot of Programs and Features?

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just had the malware virus called xp antimalware managed to get it off by using these 2 websites http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-xp-antimalware.html and http://www.myantispyware.com/2010/03/17/how-to-remove-xp-antimalware-2010/ i downloaded malwarebytes now its working good, except for some new problems now i cant open any program in the control panel i get the message saying C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32\.exe "application not found" also files that i choose to open like firefox for example acts weird and i get the message what program do i want to open the browser with

A:cant open programs in control panel

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.


If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.

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Hello i recently deleted some programs from my pc and now i can't open any program from the control panel
or system properties..Also i can't open windows update to automaticly find the problem and fix it...what am i suppose to do?

A:Cannot open programs from control panel

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type


and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.
Copy the CBS.log file created (C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log) to your desktop (you can't manipulate it directly) and then compress the copy and attach it to your reply

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I no longer have the option to uninstall programs in the add/remove programs option in control. The only things shown in the window are

'installed on' and 'date'. How did this happen and How can I restore the uninstall option?

A:Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

jvmsl4, Check out the links below.


Edited to add another link:



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When going to add and remove programs in the control panel, the list of installed programs will not load. Have tried it in safe mode and still will not get the list of installed programs. What is causing that to happen?

A:Control Panel to Add or Remove Programs

Do you get any sort of error message? Sometimes the list can take a very long time to load, especially if you have a lot of programs installed.

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Ok so you get the idea, I was trying to put restrictions to the guests session on my computer so I decided to block some functions going in ''gpedit.msc'' with RUN... so I just blocked a lot of things including Control Panel, Run, access to programs, accessories, etc...

But then I went back on my admin session and I realized it was all blocked there too!
I dont know what to do, Im desperate...
I searched the web for answers (some about accessing RUN using Internet Explorer) but still I couldnt find anything that would work cause it was blocked there too...

THANKS FOR ANY HELP, it'll be very very much appreciated!!!

A:I disabled Run, Control Panel, Programs... Please Help!

What happens if you press: Windows button + R ?

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after attempting to run java off of my flashdrive using the installer and a batch file to direct the application on my flashdrive to the java file on my flashdrive I found a problem back on my laptop. apparently now that I had told my flashdrive to get java from the I: drive on my comp the rest of my applications that run java decided to run off of the I: drive as well. sense i couldn't get the default back onto my C: drive i uninstalled both the application and java multiple times with no success. now i've royally messed up my computer with no way to install java because my computer thinks it is already on my computer and doesn't want to get rid of what it thinks is there properly. even though there is no longer a java file in my C: it still shows up in my control panel. (Error 2 attachment) and I'm also worries about the screen in (Error 1) which i can't get rid of and it only says that it can't find the application when i double click it. i'm on vista home edition and i could really use some suggestions.

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Hi, I am having some problems with my laptop. It is running Windows Vista 32-bit. I noticed today that the programs under the control panel will not run and Windows One Live Care will not run. Also tried downloading and installing Nortan and Kaspersky virsun scan programs. Neither will install.Computer comes up with black screen only in normal boot mode. Can boot in safe mode with networking.here is the DDS txt file is pasted below. Attached are also the attach file and the ark file. I sure hope someone can provide assistance for the next step.Thank you.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Jan at 15:25:42.76 on Sun 07/11/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1378 [GMT -6:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalS... Read more

A:Problem with control panel programs

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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I am wondering why some of my installed programs do not show up in control panel, uninstall programs, am also wondering if there is away to make the list of programs in unistall programs show up in alphabetical order.

Also if I cannot uninstall programs any other way does it create any potential problems if I just delete the folder(s) containing the program?

A:Control panel, uninstall programs

Depends. The program may not have been written for win7 or they may be written such that they dont enter the requisite info in the registry. Many such progs will have their own uininstallers accessible via the Start menu or the programfiles directory. Windows components can be found under Turn windows features on or off. See this also.

Programs and Features - Uninstall or Change a Program

If you need to uninstall manually, find the install log. Its usually located in the application folder and tells you what files where installed where and what registry keys were created. However, it may not be smooth going. E.g., there could be shared system files or the install may be very complicated. Where theres absolutely no go I guess you could just delete the folders and clean up afterwards with CCleaner.

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I recently bought a brand new PC. Dual core and the works.
Everything has been fantastic. But I have this strange problem that I just noticed.
When I go to control panel to remove programs their is nothing in there but a few things I installed a couple of days ago.
Its as if all my old programs are missing, even tho they work fine and are installed, they dont show up in control panel.
The reason I checked was I've been trying to download Adobe Acrobat and it keeps on telling me the download file is corrupted.
I'm also not given the option to Remove any program/updates from Add Remove. Just says 'Rarely' used. It doesnt show Thunderbird, Firefox, Photoshop, etc etc but they all are installed and work fine.
I've not found anything with Spybot or Adaware or AVS.
I am confused! I didnt do anything to it.

Google tells me to use the scrollbar on the right because their can be large white spaces between programs. Thats not the case here, I have no scroll.

I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
and only recent programs I installed are listed.

A:Control Panel Programs Absent.

I'm going for corrupt registry on this one.

Try a system restore.

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When I go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features, a lot of installed programs do not appear in the list.

Therefore I am unable to uninstall them.

Any idea to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

A:Installed programs do not appear in Control Panel

You might give a list of what's not listed to uninstall
Usually if you save a program to your desktop it might not show up in the uninstall list,

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In my control panel - add new programs - I dont see many programs. Also for programs that are showing, there is not add/remove button.

This is urgent.. Please help me... I am uploading my hijackthis log...

A:Control Panel - Add New Programs - Affected

Hi and welcome.

If assistance is still needed please post a fresh hijackthis log.

Copy/paste it into the reply please. Not attached.

Have you run any registry cleaners/tweakers just before this add/remove issue?


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