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add/remove programs won't "populate"


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Tried several times and it refuses to show all the programs like it is supposed to...shows none actually and I have waited for 15 minutes or more.
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes
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I tried that...it never asked for the CD...I would assume it just needs to sense what is already in the system...it's not like I am missing programs, it just won't show them. Waited till the blue bar finished checking everything, rebooted, no change. Any other ideas?
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Is this something that could have been affected, either by my Adaware or the fact I just did a "scan disc" check (not called that anymore, can't remember the name. Just trying to figure out why it is doing this. Thanks
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Can you download, install then run this, click uninstall software from tools section, you just want to see what is installed, not remove anything. Don't be put off by the name, it has got a few informative options as well

Spyware Remover

You need the centre one in freeware, Advanced Spyware Remover

Can you post back if this does not show the installed software
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I ran program, saw the software installed, then when I went to the system add/remove screen that wasn't populating, they were there. I don't get it. However, I started to run a scan with the new program you suggested and it found a ridiculous amount of targets almost 400 before I stopped it from running, it did something to the virtual memory...had a warning it was down to 5%. I uninstalled the program and had to reboot to get things working right again. Thanks for your help, although I am not certain what exactly happened.
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So do you have add / remove still working after uninstalling the programme

For virtual memory, click start then right click my computer, click properties, advanced, settings for performance, advanced, click change for virtual memory, put the dot in system managed, click set, click OK, click apply, reboot
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Nope...it wont populate now. I made the changes you suggested though.
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Download CCleaner

http://www.filehippo...nload_ccleaner/

Look at tools to see if this shows installed programmes

If you use scan for issues, always take the option to make a back up before removing anything

This will spruce up the PC but is optional

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


With system managed for virtual memory, it will monitor and adjust as and when necessary now
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