windows 98...add/remove is blank

  Cesare 13:17 31 Oct 2007

I cannot use ADD?REMOVE on my windows 98 because it does not show the files. Anyone knows how this happened and how to get it functioning again please ?

  GaT7 17:49 31 Oct 2007

Try click here

Or, failing which the ones below (though they don't specifically mention Win98):

- From click here:

1. Click Start, click Run, and then type CMD

2. At the prompt, type REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL

Reboot after the above (even though it doesn't specify this) & try again.

If there's an error message after doing the above it probably isn't possible in Win98.

- Also see click here & click here. G

  GaT7 17:53 31 Oct 2007

The last link above actually concerns this problem exactly - "Windows 95/98: Add/Remove Program applet list is empty" - but the fix doesn't appear simple as registry editing is necessary.

Thoroughly acquaint yourself with 'Backing Up And Restoring Your Registry In Windows 98' click here before doing anything. G

  woodchip 18:01 31 Oct 2007

Choose Shut Down, and Choose Shut Down to DOS. then type

Scanreg /Restore.

Use arrow keys and choose the oldest date to Restore. You will only have five to choose from

  Diemmess 18:08 31 Oct 2007

Woodchip's suggestion is the simplest way, but depends on the fault being very recent.

  woodchip 18:43 31 Oct 2007

PS if the one above does not do it try SFC in the Run Box

  johnnyrocker 19:13 31 Oct 2007

sfc in 98?


  Sea Urchin 22:27 31 Oct 2007

Yes, we have sfc in Win98, but not sfc /scannow

  johnnyrocker 23:21 31 Oct 2007

ty for correction.


  woodchip 23:28 31 Oct 2007

Your best bet, is as you can get into windows, put the Win98se CD in the drive and run setup from there it will over write files. First disable your AntiVirus

  woodchip 23:29 31 Oct 2007

PS you will not lose any of your Files, It only loads Win98 over it's self

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