anomaly.!Add/Remove Programs..



news.msn.com
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
<<Already Posted in microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage>>

Got an anomaly.! In my Add/Remove Programs..
A Big black box appears as if its a program..!
(Put a few JPEGs on site.. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/willer/index.html )

And takes up 90% of the 'currently installed programs' box..!

Does not have Change/Remove button Visible.. So cant uninstall whatever it
is..?

Is there a way to manually remove it, or at least find out what it is..?

Tried Regclean and a few other utilities but no luck so far..!
--
Thanks For Any Help

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
The item below the blank space has specified a negative icon index for
DisplayIcon.

So look at what it is then typeregedit in Start Run and look at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

and go through the subkeys till you find the item. Some will be in english
(older ones) and some will be meaningless numbers (newer ones as MS don't
want you to understand anything). Just delete the comma and negative number
(then it will use first icon in file) or DisplayIcon (as windows will guess
an icon).


"news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
news:#yylMleYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> <<Already Posted in microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage>>
>
> Got an anomaly.! In my Add/Remove Programs..
> A Big black box appears as if its a program..!
> (Put a few JPEGs on site.. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/willer/index.html )
>
> And takes up 90% of the 'currently installed programs' box..!
>
> Does not have Change/Remove button Visible.. So cant uninstall whatever it
> is..?
>
> Is there a way to manually remove it, or at least find out what it is..?
>
> Tried Regclean and a few other utilities but no luck so far..!
> --
> Thanks For Any Help
>
>

Andrew
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Did search in reg ...\Unistall for 'icon' , only 1 negative number:
DisplayIcon 'c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe,-0'

took out the -0 & exit regedit...Its still there..!

"David Candy" wrote:

> The item below the blank space has specified a negative icon index for
> DisplayIcon.
>
> So look at what it is then typeregedit in Start Run and look at
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
>
> and go through the subkeys till you find the item. Some will be in english
> (older ones) and some will be meaningless numbers (newer ones as MS don't
> want you to understand anything). Just delete the comma and negative number
> (then it will use first icon in file) or DisplayIcon (as windows will guess
> an icon).
>
>
> "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:#yylMleYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > <<Already Posted in microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage>>
> >
> > Got an anomaly.! In my Add/Remove Programs..
> > A Big black box appears as if its a program..!
> > (Put a few JPEGs on site.. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/willer/index.html )
> >
> > And takes up 90% of the 'currently installed programs' box..!
> >
> > Does not have Change/Remove button Visible.. So cant uninstall whatever it
> > is..?
> >
> > Is there a way to manually remove it, or at least find out what it is..?
> >
> > Tried Regclean and a few other utilities but no luck so far..!
> > --
> > Thanks For Any Help
> >
> >
>
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
This was the entry underneath the blank space?
"Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3C071AD3-451C-4DD2-9684-E1543C38D866@microsoft.com...
> Did search in reg ...\Unistall for 'icon' , only 1 negative number:
> DisplayIcon 'c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe,-0'
>
> took out the -0 & exit regedit...Its still there..!
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
> > The item below the blank space has specified a negative icon index for
> > DisplayIcon.
> >
> > So look at what it is then typeregedit in Start Run and look at
> >
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
> >
> > and go through the subkeys till you find the item. Some will be in
english
> > (older ones) and some will be meaningless numbers (newer ones as MS
don't
> > want you to understand anything). Just delete the comma and negative
number
> > (then it will use first icon in file) or DisplayIcon (as windows will
guess
> > an icon).
> >
> >
> > "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:#yylMleYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > <<Already Posted in microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage>>
> > >
> > > Got an anomaly.! In my Add/Remove Programs..
> > > A Big black box appears as if its a program..!
> > > (Put a few JPEGs on site..
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/willer/index.html )
> > >
> > > And takes up 90% of the 'currently installed programs' box..!
> > >
> > > Does not have Change/Remove button Visible.. So cant uninstall
whatever it
> > > is..?
> > >
> > > Is there a way to manually remove it, or at least find out what it
is..?
> > >
> > > Tried Regclean and a few other utilities but no luck so far..!
> > > --
> > > Thanks For Any Help
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >

Andrew
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
sorry no whitespace... No add/remove button either..

in fact no information at all just big black block, even when selected.
can select program above and below to see their add/remove button, but none
for the black box..! Is it software from another dimension..?

is there any other way to find out what it is..? even to know which registry
key to check...?

"David Candy" wrote:

> This was the entry underneath the blank space?
> "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3C071AD3-451C-4DD2-9684-E1543C38D866@microsoft.com...
> > Did search in reg ...\Unistall for 'icon' , only 1 negative number:
> > DisplayIcon 'c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe,-0'
> >
> > took out the -0 & exit regedit...Its still there..!
> >
> > "David Candy" wrote:
> >
> > > The item below the blank space has specified a negative icon index for
> > > DisplayIcon.
> > >
> > > So look at what it is then typeregedit in Start Run and look at
> > >
> > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
> > >
> > > and go through the subkeys till you find the item. Some will be in
> english
> > > (older ones) and some will be meaningless numbers (newer ones as MS
> don't
> > > want you to understand anything). Just delete the comma and negative
> number
> > > (then it will use first icon in file) or DisplayIcon (as windows will
> guess
> > > an icon).
> > >
> > >
> > > "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> > > news:#yylMleYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > <<Already Posted in microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage>>
> > > >
> > > > Got an anomaly.! In my Add/Remove Programs..
> > > > A Big black box appears as if its a program..!
> > > > (Put a few JPEGs on site..
> http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/willer/index.html )
> > > >
> > > > And takes up 90% of the 'currently installed programs' box..!
> > > >
> > > > Does not have Change/Remove button Visible.. So cant uninstall
> whatever it
> > > > is..?
> > > >
> > > > Is there a way to manually remove it, or at least find out what it
> is..?
> > > >
> > > > Tried Regclean and a few other utilities but no luck so far..!
> > > > --
> > > > Thanks For Any Help
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Check AOE2 Conquorers.
"Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C3D9AC8D-452F-47DA-A566-BA09C6B6FE6A@microsoft.com...
> sorry no whitespace... No add/remove button either..
>
> in fact no information at all just big black block, even when selected.
> can select program above and below to see their add/remove button, but
none
> for the black box..! Is it software from another dimension..?
>
> is there any other way to find out what it is..? even to know which
registry
> key to check...?
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
> > This was the entry underneath the blank space?
> > "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:3C071AD3-451C-4DD2-9684-E1543C38D866@microsoft.com...
> > > Did search in reg ...\Unistall for 'icon' , only 1 negative number:
> > > DisplayIcon 'c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe,-0'
> > >
> > > took out the -0 & exit regedit...Its still there..!
> > >
> > > "David Candy" wrote:
> > >
> > > > The item below the blank space has specified a negative icon index
for
> > > > DisplayIcon.
> > > >
> > > > So look at what it is then typeregedit in Start Run and look at
> > > >
> > > >
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
> > > >
> > > > and go through the subkeys till you find the item. Some will be in
> > english
> > > > (older ones) and some will be meaningless numbers (newer ones as MS
> > don't
> > > > want you to understand anything). Just delete the comma and negative
> > number
> > > > (then it will use first icon in file) or DisplayIcon (as windows
will
> > guess
> > > > an icon).
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> > > > news:#yylMleYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > > <<Already Posted in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage>>
> > > > >
> > > > > Got an anomaly.! In my Add/Remove Programs..
> > > > > A Big black box appears as if its a program..!
> > > > > (Put a few JPEGs on site..
> > http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/willer/index.html )
> > > > >
> > > > > And takes up 90% of the 'currently installed programs' box..!
> > > > >
> > > > > Does not have Change/Remove button Visible.. So cant uninstall
> > whatever it
> > > > > is..?
> > > > >
> > > > > Is there a way to manually remove it, or at least find out what it
> > is..?
> > > > >
> > > > > Tried Regclean and a few other utilities but no luck so far..!
> > > > > --
> > > > > Thanks For Any Help
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> >

news.msn.com
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Uninstalled it... Block still there
& checked for negative DisplayIcons...


"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Check AOE2 Conquorers.
| "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

news.msn.com
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Uninstalled that .....! Block still there...!
is there any info from MS (or is this not actually a problem)...?
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Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Can try this

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
line 226 right hand side.

news.msn.com wrote:

> Uninstalled it... Block still there
> & checked for negative DisplayIcons...
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | Check AOE2 Conquorers.
> | "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
ExtractIcon Function

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----


The ExtractIcon function retrieves a handle to an icon from the specified
executable file, dynamic-link library (DLL), or icon file.

To retrieve an array of handles to large or small icons, use the
ExtractIconEx function.


Syntax

HICON ExtractIcon( HINSTANCE hInst,
LPCTSTR lpszExeFileName,
UINT nIconIndex
);
Parameters

hInst
[in] Handle to the instance of the application calling the function.
lpszExeFileName
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string specifying the name of an
executable file, DLL, or icon file.
nIconIndex
[in] Specifies the zero-based index of the icon to retrieve. For
example, if this value is 0, the function returns a handle to the first icon
in the specified file.
If this value is –1, the function returns the total number of icons in
the specified file. If the file is an executable file or DLL, the return
value is the number of RT_GROUP_ICON resources. If the file is an .ICO file,
the return value is 1.

Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0 and later: If this value is a negative
number not equal to -1, the function returns a handle to the icon in the
specified file whose resource identifier is equal to the absolute value of
nIconIndex. For example, use –3 to extract the icon whose resource
identifier is 3. To extract the icon whose resource identifier is 1, use the
ExtractIconEx function.

Return Value

The return value is a handle to an icon. If the file specified was not an
executable file, DLL, or icon file, the return is 1. If no icons were found
in the file, the return value is NULL.




Remarks

You must destroy the icon handle returned by ExtractIcon by calling the
DestroyIcon function.

Windows 95/98/Me: ExtractIconW is supported by the Microsoft® Layer for
Unicode (MSLU). To use this, you must add certain files to your application,
as outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.

Function Information

Header Declared in Shellapi.h
Import library Shell32.lib
Minimum operating systems Windows 95, Windows NT 3.1
Unicode Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on Windows NT,
Windows 2000, Windows XP

See Also

Icons Overview, DestroyIcon, ExtractIconEx

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© 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
"news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
news:emP3TZiYFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Uninstalled it... Block still there
> & checked for negative DisplayIcons...
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | Check AOE2 Conquorers.
> | "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Here is a script which lists all the negative icon references and sends them
to a log file
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/ARPNegCheck.vbs

Download the VBScript and run it. When you see the log file, copy the
contents and paste them here.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
news:emP3TZiYFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Uninstalled it... Block still there
> & checked for negative DisplayIcons...
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | Check AOE2 Conquorers.
> | "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
It may not be a negative number. But he won't follow my directions, he
insists on doing things his own way. I'm not sure it is a negative 1
problem. I keep asking him for the names of things. A -1 gives the
appearance of an entry but with the display name starting in the icon
column. He doesn't have that.
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:#UdzP9CZFHA.2996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Here is a script which lists all the negative icon references and sends
them
> to a log file
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/ARPNegCheck.vbs
>
> Download the VBScript and run it. When you see the log file, copy the
> contents and paste them here.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:emP3TZiYFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Uninstalled it... Block still there
> > & checked for negative DisplayIcons...
> >
> >
> > "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> > news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > | Check AOE2 Conquorers.
> > | "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >
> >
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Interesting one! David.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
news:OimwYVDZFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> It may not be a negative number. But he won't follow my directions, he
> insists on doing things his own way. I'm not sure it is a negative 1
> problem. I keep asking him for the names of things. A -1 gives the
> appearance of an entry but with the display name starting in the icon
> column. He doesn't have that.
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:#UdzP9CZFHA.2996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Here is a script which lists all the negative icon references and sends
> them
>> to a log file
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/ARPNegCheck.vbs
>>
>> Download the VBScript and run it. When you see the log file, copy the
>> contents and paste them here.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:emP3TZiYFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > Uninstalled it... Block still there
>> > & checked for negative DisplayIcons...
>> >
>> >
>> > "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
>> > news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > | Check AOE2 Conquorers.
>> > | "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
I asked Raymond to look at the screenshot. Don't hold high hopes.

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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message news:#8Ur89DZFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Interesting one! David.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:OimwYVDZFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > It may not be a negative number. But he won't follow my directions, he
> > insists on doing things his own way. I'm not sure it is a negative 1
> > problem. I keep asking him for the names of things. A -1 gives the
> > appearance of an entry but with the display name starting in the icon
> > column. He doesn't have that.
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:#UdzP9CZFHA.2996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> Here is a script which lists all the negative icon references and sends
> > them
> >> to a log file
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/ARPNegCheck.vbs
> >>
> >> Download the VBScript and run it. When you see the log file, copy the
> >> contents and paste them here.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP Shell/User
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> >> news:emP3TZiYFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > Uninstalled it... Block still there
> >> > & checked for negative DisplayIcons...
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> >> > news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> > | Check AOE2 Conquorers.
> >> > | "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
>> "Nice how you got your page to work just like Add/Remove with a whopping
>> big space in the middle. Intentional?"

ROFL!!!

I'm watching that to see what Raymond has to say.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
news:uFakCbUZFHA.800@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I asked Raymond to look at the screenshot. Don't hold high hopes.

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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:#8Ur89DZFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Interesting one! David.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:OimwYVDZFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > It may not be a negative number. But he won't follow my directions, he
> > insists on doing things his own way. I'm not sure it is a negative 1
> > problem. I keep asking him for the names of things. A -1 gives the
> > appearance of an entry but with the display name starting in the icon
> > column. He doesn't have that.
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:#UdzP9CZFHA.2996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> Here is a script which lists all the negative icon references and sends
> > them
> >> to a log file
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/ARPNegCheck.vbs
> >>
> >> Download the VBScript and run it. When you see the log file, copy the
> >> contents and paste them here.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP Shell/User
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "news.msn.com" <willer2000@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> >> news:emP3TZiYFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > Uninstalled it... Block still there
> >> > & checked for negative DisplayIcons...
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> >> > news:%23P40HZgYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> > | Check AOE2 Conquorers.
> >> > | "Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
>


anomaly.!Add/Remove Programs..