HELP! SP2 Uninstall Disaster-
Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:43 AM
Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:48 AM
Also, open the Program Files folder and delete the Adobe folder if it's there. Unless you have successfully installed Adobe already...
If you are getting tired, we can finish this tomorrow.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:52 AM
I am exhausted and would really like to finish tomorrow so I don't make any more dumb mistakes than I already have! Would that be alright?
Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:36 PM
WINDOWSO is now totally deleted. The strange part is that I cannot seem to find a folder just named WINDOWS anymore either.
There is no Adobe folder.
I have not installed any programs other than MOB. What is our next step?
Edited by Manners, 27 January 2007 - 03:39 PM.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:55 PM
If you haven't installed SP2, do so now. Then install your AntiVirus program. Next will be Adobe...get a fresh download and disable your AVG during the download and the install process.
Let me know if you have any problems with Adobe.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:29 PM
The only question I encountered when deleting was that I still have 3 Administrator accounts. All the rest, except for WINDOWS1 users, are deleted. I'm not sure which is which! Just leave them alone?
Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:34 PM
Is the machine running good so far? Any quirky behavior?
Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:06 PM
Here they are:
A couple of the programs I had installed with the first change of Windows - like firefox, sypware baster, etc. I just tried to uninstall and then deleted. Didn't want the files getting mixed up. I sure left a lot more this time. I think that is what ultimately caused the glitch with Adobe. I have not reinstalled them yet.
Computer was a little laggy on this last reboot, but seems to be fine now.
Looks like we are making progress.
Edited by Manners, 27 January 2007 - 08:13 PM.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:25 PM
Click Start, then Run, type prefetch and click "Ok".
In the folder that opens, click "Edit" on the toolbar and choose "Select All". Right click on a file in the folder and choose "Delete"...accept the deletion.
Your next few boots will be a bit slower while this folder repopulates. Reboot a few times and let me know how it's running.
And yes, we may be about finished...
Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:37 PM
There are some files I did not delete from Programs, because of a fear of another Adobe type situation. That was also my MS Explorer problem. How big a problem is it if I don't delete?
As always, thank you.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:05 PM
How's the machine running?
Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:19 PM
I would think that unless you run into problems installing your applications, which you shouldn't, we got a good fix this time. What say you?
Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:23 PM
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