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Removing .dll files/Uninstalling Programs

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(1) I recently uninstalled a program, and all that is remaining is a stubborn .dll that won't go away. I know that it only pertains to that particular program that was uninstalled. I always get a warning message: "Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use". I know, for a fact, that no other program is using that file. I don't know why I can't get rid of it? How can I delete it?

(2) I would also like to know of any programs that will erase EVERYTHING that a program installs. I have CCleaner, but it still doesn't remove all components that were installed with a program. I have tried so many, and I always have to go through the registry, the Prefetch folder, etc., and I always find remnants of an uninstalled program. I need something that will recognize anything that pertains to a particular program.

If you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your help. :tazz:

Edited by mismis29, 22 June 2005 - 04:53 PM.

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Hi there,

boot into safe mode (tap the F8 key before the bios load) and you should be able to delete the .dll. If not you may have to unregister it. As for remnents in the registry sometimes it's best to not yank 'everything out that programs leave behind, that can sometimes cause problems. But, if you really want a reliable free app to clean your registry, try RegCleaner (always back up your registry first):


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