My uninstall is not working.

I have tried to uninstall several programs on my computer but a message comes up and says my uninstaller is not working. I am not very computer smart. Someone please help. Thanks
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Hi,

Be sure to Logon as ADMIN.

Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.

Run DiskCleanup - Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup

Start - type in Search box -  COMMAND   find at top of list -  RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228


Then run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

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Other good choices are Revo Uninstaller which will remove all traces of a program, MyUninstaller
which provides extra info, or CCleaner.

Revo Uninstaller - Free
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html


MyUninstaller is an alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove applet of Windows operating
system. It displays the list of all installed application, and allows you to uninstall an application,
delete an uninstall entry, and save the list of all installed applications into a text file or HTML file.
MyUninstaller also provides additional information for most installed applications that the standard
Add/Remove applet doesn't display: product name, company, version, uninstall string, installation
folder and more.

MyUninstaller - Free
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/myuninst.html

CCleaner - Tools - Uninstall section

CCleaner - Free
http://www.ccleaner.com/

To install any of those Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - Right Click on - RUN AS ADMIN

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More info here :

How to Remove a Uninstall Entry in Programs and Features for Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/86721-programs-features-remove-uninstall-entry.html

How to manually remove programs from the Add or Remove Programs tool
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314481

Hope this helps.


Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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