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    Uninstall problems

    I'm trying to uninstall a program but the uninstall option is not working. it says the program is running and needs to be closed first. that is an error since i closed it already.

    i tried using the windows xp remove programs from the start menu. same message.


    how would you delte this program?
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    sorry should be in foo. please can a mod move it. silly me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Foo.
    damn you are fast. laying in wait to catch me when i make a mistake huh? long wait.
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    There are some free download programs you can get to uninstall programs. One of those might work better than XP.

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    What's the program? Maybe it loads at startup. Is it a virus? Could be a virus pretending to be a regular program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    There are some free download programs you can get to uninstall programs. One of those might work better than XP.
    that was how i dealt with this kind of problem before but i wonder if i can avoid putting more malware on my machine. i might end up doing this again. that damned program gets corrupted every time i try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boneshake View Post
    What's the program? Maybe it loads at startup. Is it a virus? Could be a virus pretending to be a regular program.

    nah...it is an old game. AEO reminded me of it and i dug it out and loaded it. then i remembered why i dont play it. it crashes the machine every time.
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    where do i report this thread to a mod?there used to be a button before the upgrade.
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    thanks anonimous mod. it moved like magic.
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    I would run task manager (one of the choices when you hit ctrl-alt-del) and find whatever of the program is still running on the 'processes' tab, right-click the process, and choose 'end process tree'. Say 'yes' when it asks if you mean it. That should really kill the program. Uninstall should then work. If it doesn't, you'll need to reboot. If it loads when you reboot, you need to edit your startup files.

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    hmmm ... it's not listed as running application so i guess i need to reboot. then give it a go.
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    Only thing else I can think of is to reboot in safe mode and uninstall there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    hmmm ... it's not listed as running application so i guess i need to reboot. then give it a go.
    Though you're prolly doing the reboot now, Hardy said "processes" and not the "applications" tab. I think you're supposed to find the process linked to the offending program, select it, then click the 'end process' button (Vista, dunno about XP/7).
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Though you're prolly doing the reboot now, Hardy said "processes" and not the "applications" tab. I think you're supposed to find the process linked to the offending program, select it, then click the 'end process' button (Vista, dunno about XP/7).
    correct, 'processes' is the 2nd tab

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