View Full Version : Problems with Uninstall

04-04-2007, 12:54 AM
I have noticed that, from time to time, the "add/remove software" feature of the control panel in Windows does not do its job.

Lately, with one particular program, when you click the operation to remove the software, a window with a progress bar comes on the screen and then immediately goes away and the program you requested to remove remains on the computer.

Any idea what causes this?

What can be done to prevent it?

04-04-2007, 12:56 AM
What's the particular program?

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04-04-2007, 12:58 AM
What flavor of Windows?

Un-install issues can be caused by many things:
poor coding of the installer files
corruption caused by AV program
insufficient admin rights when the program was installed
removal of needed files prior to the un-install attempt, including Windows Update fixes.
shared .dlls that get removed accidentally.