Can Anyone Help With This Crazy XP Add/Remove problem



Obone1997
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Hi There Wonderful people who understand computers!!!

I'm having a really hard time with Add/Remove programs at the moment!!!
Last week the Inventory stood at about 30 programs installed.... all my
games, my music programs etc.... however at the beginning of this week i
go in to Add/Remove to uninstall something i don't need anymore and its
not there.... along with about 15-20 other programs..... none of my
games... no music programs... just a couple of updates and some random
junk!!! the strangest thing is that all the programs still
work!?!?!?!?!!?!?!? doh..... um... confused!!!!!

I really don't understand whats going on..... The only thing i think
i've installed in the time it went from good to bad was a windows
update..... now i'm an optimist.. and i'd so like to think it wasn't
that but........ i can't help thinkin..... grrrrr. I know that this
isn't a major thing, cos my computer seems to be working fine, but it's
troubling my mind greatly.... i have a ghost in my machine!!!!!!

I've been to so many help website over the last couple of days after
typing many variations of "add/remove programs programs missing, not in
inventory etc etc" in google... but alas... i am truely stumped

If anyone can help i will be so happy!!!!!

Many thanks for your time!!

Ob


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DL
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
So if you check Program Files in internet explorer are you 'missing' progs
shown?
I suspect some one has used system restore, and set the sys back to an early
date.

"Obone1997" <Obone1997.1pyasp@no-mx.forums.iamnotageek.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi There Wonderful people who understand computers!!!
>
> I'm having a really hard time with Add/Remove programs at the moment!!!
> Last week the Inventory stood at about 30 programs installed.... all my
> games, my music programs etc.... however at the beginning of this week i
> go in to Add/Remove to uninstall something i don't need anymore and its
> not there.... along with about 15-20 other programs..... none of my
> games... no music programs... just a couple of updates and some random
> junk!!! the strangest thing is that all the programs still
> work!?!?!?!?!!?!?!? doh..... um... confused!!!!!
>
> I really don't understand whats going on..... The only thing i think
> i've installed in the time it went from good to bad was a windows
> update..... now i'm an optimist.. and i'd so like to think it wasn't
> that but........ i can't help thinkin..... grrrrr. I know that this
> isn't a major thing, cos my computer seems to be working fine, but it's
> troubling my mind greatly.... i have a ghost in my machine!!!!!!
>
> I've been to so many help website over the last couple of days after
> typing many variations of "add/remove programs programs missing, not in
> inventory etc etc" in google... but alas... i am truely stumped
>
> If anyone can help i will be so happy!!!!!
>
> Many thanks for your time!!
>
> Ob
>
>
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Don
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Speaking of "Restore", I assume you've tried restoring your computer to a
date earlier than the windows update to see if that has caused the problem.
If not, it might be worth a try--that's if you have a restore point back of
the date of the install.

Good luck.

Don


"Obone1997" wrote:

>
> Hi There Wonderful people who understand computers!!!
>
> I'm having a really hard time with Add/Remove programs at the moment!!!
> Last week the Inventory stood at about 30 programs installed.... all my
> games, my music programs etc.... however at the beginning of this week i
> go in to Add/Remove to uninstall something i don't need anymore and its
> not there.... along with about 15-20 other programs..... none of my
> games... no music programs... just a couple of updates and some random
> junk!!! the strangest thing is that all the programs still
> work!?!?!?!?!!?!?!? doh..... um... confused!!!!!
>
> I really don't understand whats going on..... The only thing i think
> i've installed in the time it went from good to bad was a windows
> update..... now i'm an optimist.. and i'd so like to think it wasn't
> that but........ i can't help thinkin..... grrrrr. I know that this
> isn't a major thing, cos my computer seems to be working fine, but it's
> troubling my mind greatly.... i have a ghost in my machine!!!!!!
>
> I've been to so many help website over the last couple of days after
> typing many variations of "add/remove programs programs missing, not in
> inventory etc etc" in google... but alas... i am truely stumped
>
> If anyone can help i will be so happy!!!!!
>
> Many thanks for your time!!
>
> Ob
>
>
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Sandal
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Hi Obone,

Tap this in to Google,
Where have all my programes gone in add/remove in windows xp
OR
Look at this thread for a possible explanation.
http://computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/119268.html


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Sandal


"Obone1997" wrote:

>
> Hi There Wonderful people who understand computers!!!
>
> I'm having a really hard time with Add/Remove programs at the moment!!!
> Last week the Inventory stood at about 30 programs installed.... all my
> games, my music programs etc.... however at the beginning of this week i
> go in to Add/Remove to uninstall something i don't need anymore and its
> not there.... along with about 15-20 other programs..... none of my
> games... no music programs... just a couple of updates and some random
> junk!!! the strangest thing is that all the programs still
> work!?!?!?!?!!?!?!? doh..... um... confused!!!!!
>
> I really don't understand whats going on..... The only thing i think
> i've installed in the time it went from good to bad was a windows
> update..... now i'm an optimist.. and i'd so like to think it wasn't
> that but........ i can't help thinkin..... grrrrr. I know that this
> isn't a major thing, cos my computer seems to be working fine, but it's
> troubling my mind greatly.... i have a ghost in my machine!!!!!!
>
> I've been to so many help website over the last couple of days after
> typing many variations of "add/remove programs programs missing, not in
> inventory etc etc" in google... but alas... i am truely stumped
>
> If anyone can help i will be so happy!!!!!
>
> Many thanks for your time!!
>
> Ob
>
>
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Byte
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Show All Files in Add/Remove Programs
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/windowstips/story/0,24330,3352313,00.html
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"Obone1997" wrote:

>
> Hi There Wonderful people who understand computers!!!
>
> I'm having a really hard time with Add/Remove programs at the moment!!!
> Last week the Inventory stood at about 30 programs installed.... all my
> games, my music programs etc.... however at the beginning of this week i
> go in to Add/Remove to uninstall something i don't need anymore and its
> not there.... along with about 15-20 other programs..... none of my
> games... no music programs... just a couple of updates and some random
> junk!!! the strangest thing is that all the programs still
> work!?!?!?!?!!?!?!? doh..... um... confused!!!!!
>
> I really don't understand whats going on..... The only thing i think
> i've installed in the time it went from good to bad was a windows
> update..... now i'm an optimist.. and i'd so like to think it wasn't
> that but........ i can't help thinkin..... grrrrr. I know that this
> isn't a major thing, cos my computer seems to be working fine, but it's
> troubling my mind greatly.... i have a ghost in my machine!!!!!!
>
> I've been to so many help website over the last couple of days after
> typing many variations of "add/remove programs programs missing, not in
> inventory etc etc" in google... but alas... i am truely stumped
>
> If anyone can help i will be so happy!!!!!
>
> Many thanks for your time!!
>
> Ob
>
>
> --
> Obone1997
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> View this thread: http://www.iamnotageek.com/showthread.php?t=1819077439
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Can Anyone Help With This Crazy XP Add/Remove problem