Computer Registry doesn't register.

By genericuser100
Mar 22, 2005
  1. So I install a program right, and it appears in the Add/Remove program listing, and when I try to remove or edit my registry and such, after a restart the same **** happens like I didn't even do anything. Anything I install will register, except when I reboot, the program is still there, BUT its like it doesnt read it at all. I'm not sure if I make any sense at all. If you guys have any SOLUTIONS, it'd be appreciated otherwise I'll just reformat :blackeye:
    System specs are as followed:
    P4 1.7GHZ
    512 Ram
    Windows 2000
    NVIDIA 6200
    And not quite sure what else I should post.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    No, you make no sense whatsoever.

    1) You install a program, it shows up in Add/Remove (not all programs show in there!).
    2) You reboot. It is still there in Add/Remove (as it should).

    Now what?
    Does the freshly installed program not work? You have to start that from the entry in the Start/Programs menu.
    Or do you want to remove it? Then why did you install it in the first place?
  3. genericuser100

    genericuser100 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 17


    Ok let me try to rephrase. When I do anything to alter the registry like install a new program, it appears in the registry and such and add/remove programs listing, but when I reboot it's like nothing I did ever happened. It doesn't appear in the add/remove program. Same with uninstalling a program. After I uninstall a program and then a reboot its still listed, but all the files are removed for that program. When I try to manually remove the string value for a program it comes back after a reboot. Hope that makes any sense :confused:

    Edit: Also when I enter a serial key for a program, any program, after a reboot it asks for it again.^^

    This happened a few weeks ago just slightly a few days after I Installed a new videocard.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Do you have full Administrator rights in W2K or are you just a normal User?
    Only Admins can (un)install all programs, Users can only (un)install some (or none at all, depending on permissions allowed).
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