Add/Remove Programs doesn't work

By humbucker740 ยท 7 replies
Dec 15, 2006
  1. I'm running Windows XP, I havn't changed anything, and thats why I suspect this is a virus that I can't detect.

    I open up my add/remove programs from the control panel and when I go to uninstall something, nothing happens when I click the change, remove, or change/remove buttons. The rest of the window seems to work.

    EDIT: This only happens for 3 files. Rome: Total War, Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion, and Acclaims Bots. (All games > 700 Megs.)
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    So it only does that for those 3 files?

    You could try uninstalling it a diffrent way by going to:

    C: Drive > Program Files and go to the name of the file that has total rome in it and delete it or do the Uninstaller for the games ;)

    Hope I helped :D

    ( Were you trying to uinstall the games only or are you just concerned that it wouldnt work? )
  3. humbucker740

    humbucker740 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help, I was more concerned that they wouldn't install from the window though.
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Ah ok, sorry :D
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Keep in mind that simply deleting the folder from Program Files isn't uninstalling the game (program). If you do it that way, you'd also have to go to the registry and delete all the applicable entries wherever they are.

    There is a third party utility you could try such as the free CCleaner. It has a feature that will uninstall programs listed in the Add/Remove Programs. Find it here
  6. pipeman

    pipeman TS Rookie

    Sometimes it helps to do an install over the already installed program and then try to uninstall it through add/remove programs.
  7. humbucker740

    humbucker740 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This helped alot, thanks :)
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Oh yeah forgot about the registry :rolleyes:
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