No add/remove choice...

  madzad 14:11 28 Feb 2008
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HI, im using win XP and when going to add/remove program to remove a program, the box where there should be a list of programs, its empty.

Ive never heard or saw of this before, please if anyone can help, Ive tried everything I know apart from reformat.

Steve UK

  hiwatt 14:23 28 Feb 2008

Have you a tried a system restore?

  madzad 14:25 28 Feb 2008

Yes, but cant get passed the month of February. (Which is another strange thing)...

  hiwatt 10:28 29 Feb 2008

Did you try clicking on one of the BOLD dates in system restore before they dissapeared(assuming they were ever there)to see if it retirned them?

  hiwatt 10:28 29 Feb 2008

That should say returned.

  ronalddonald 12:36 29 Feb 2008

have you trie looking for the program in the start menu and c if there is an uninstall option.

or youcould go to program files on the c drive and delete the whole file from there, however not all the files will delete bu it should do teh trick

  madzad 15:46 29 Feb 2008

Thanks guys, but weve tried all of the above.... still not working out. Cheers.

  BurrWalnut 16:00 29 Feb 2008

One of these should work:

1. Go to Start > Run > type REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL (capitals for clarity only, also note the space) and press Enter. Then run it again, Start > Run > type REGSVR32 MSHTML.DLL and press Enter.

2. If 1) is not successful, try this but create a system restore point first just in case anything goes wrong.
Go to Start > Run, type regedit, press Enter and navigate to registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management

In the left pane, right-click ARPCache and delete it. Reboot the computer.
NOTE: The ARPCache key is where Add/Remove stores the details of programs that show in the list but it doesn't remove the details when you uninstall a program. After deletion, the key will be recreated by Windows.

3. If 2) is not successful or you can’t access regedit I suspect that you have caught something nasty.

  Sea Urchin 16:01 29 Feb 2008

If you open Add/Remove programs and scroll the blank space you will probably find the programs listed further down. If so, then Easycleaner has often been known to cure this problem

click here

But one word of warning - I suggest that you do NOT use its feature to delete duplicate files - this can lead you into further problems.

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