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Add/Remove Programs

By circusninja
Dec 14, 2005
  1. When I first got my computer and when Ive used other computers, in the Add/Remove Programs section in the control Panel it gave me the option to either Change/Remove Programs. Well, my computer no longer gives me that option. It shows the size and the frequency of use of the program, but NO option to un-install. The weird thing is, is that there are like 2 programs that give me the option, but the rest dont. Please help me. Ive got crap on my comp that i wanna dump, but cant. Im runnin Windows XP home edition. Help me get the option to un-install back on ALL installed programs. Thanks.
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    look up how to fix corrupt .cpl files
     
  3. ayumilove

    ayumilove TS Rookie Posts: 20

    just reformat the harddisk and install a new windows xp home edition again
    you save half a day, rather then thinking the problem]

    but backup your data first

    lol just joking, if a person says like that above, lol, i wouldnt even wanna do that....

    okay, perhaps your cpl is corrupted

    Do the instructions below + get your windows xp home edition CD!

    Start > Run > sfc /scannow

    This will pop out a mini window which asks you that some of your dll files or
    system files needed to be fix/updated or etc. Put in your windows xp home
    edition cd so it can extract and replace the bad files or etc. hope it works

    if that cant work, try system restore (available in all windows xp)
    start > program > accessories > system tools > system restore
     
  4. circusninja

    circusninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried system restore and it doesnt go back far enough and doesnt work. Windows XP was installed in store, and I dont have a cd.........any other ideas? Please?
     
  5. Eric Legge

    Eric Legge TS Rookie Posts: 132

    If you have the installation CDs for the programs, try reinstalling one to see if it appears in Add/Remove Programs.

    What kind of recovery system does the PC use?

    If it's a Recovery CD that reinstalls the system from files on a hidden partition on the hard drive, you can save your data files, e-mails, Favorites, etc., and then run it.
     
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

  7. circusninja

    circusninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow. That is very interesting, I learned sumthin. Tooo bad I cant afford that at the moment. LoL. Any other options?
     
  8. circusninja

    circusninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    any other ideas? any at all?
     
  9. circusninja

    circusninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anything? lol
     
  10. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    try retaking possion of the drives
    (ownership) under drive properties premissions and securitys tabs
    if you have the install you may have to reinstall the .cp_
    to the CPL
    CP_ is a compressed windows cab file
     
  11. circusninja

    circusninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    English my friend. lol. Im goin to school for networking, but I just started. And what you just said is Latin to me.
     
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