For some reason my friends add or remove programs is not working properly as its not showing up many, its only showing up a couple from A and thats it. He doesnt have a virus or anything but i think it may be to do with his registry keys maybe as thats what i have been told before. But he wouild appriciate any help :) Thanks Ade
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Quote:"The fix for this, from Kelly's Korner, isolates the registry entries for the Add/Remove Programs window, at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall It suggests that the white space is caused by a sub-entry of that registry folder in which the program has an entry for Display Icon which contains a negative number for the icon: "C:\Program Files\Logitech\IM Video Companion\VideoIM.exe",-1 for example. Not all programs will have a Display Icon entry, so it might not take too long to find the one that does. The icon number should be a positive number, so just eliminating the negative sign should work, or, if not, you could just delete the Display Icon entry for that program. The rest of the information should still load."
If that doesn't work there are more suggestions here click here
in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.
My Dell had an option to burn a Windows XP cd on the Programs menu. I can't remeber exactly where it appeared but it was in one of the Dell folders. The option disappears once you have burned the cd. If you PC is fairly recent you may have the same option.