Cannot get rid of service

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Alan, May 1, 2009.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    I installed some software that malfunctioned. After that, I could
    not uninstall it or even delete it in Windows or from the DOS prompt
    (using administrative privileges. I could not stop an associated
    service running.

    I rebooted in Safe Mode with CMD prompt and manually deleted the
    contents of the software's folder under Program Files. When I
    rebooted normally, the same service was running, and I was back in the
    same situation.

    Any ideas as to what I can do from there? How do I permanently get
    rid of that service?

    I am using Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) with SP 1.

    Thanks, Alan
     
    Alan, May 1, 2009
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  2. Alan <> wrote:

    > I installed some software that malfunctioned. After that, I could
    >not uninstall it or even delete it in Windows or from the DOS prompt
    >(using administrative privileges. I could not stop an associated
    >service running.
    >
    > I rebooted in Safe Mode with CMD prompt and manually deleted the
    >contents of the software's folder under Program Files. When I
    >rebooted normally, the same service was running, and I was back in the
    >same situation.
    >
    > Any ideas as to what I can do from there? How do I permanently get
    >rid of that service?
    >
    > I am using Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) with SP 1.
    >
    >Thanks, Alan


    It might help if you named this mystery service.
     
    Manny Weisbord, May 1, 2009
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  3. Alan

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    What do the distributors of this unnamed software have to say?

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
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    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "Alan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I installed some software that malfunctioned. After that, I could
    > not uninstall it or even delete it in Windows or from the DOS prompt
    > (using administrative privileges. I could not stop an associated
    > service running.
    >
    > I rebooted in Safe Mode with CMD prompt and manually deleted the
    > contents of the software's folder under Program Files. When I
    > rebooted normally, the same service was running, and I was back in the
    > same situation.
    >
    > Any ideas as to what I can do from there? How do I permanently get
    > rid of that service?
    >
    > I am using Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) with SP 1.
    >
    > Thanks, Alan
    >
    >
     
    Rick Rogers, May 1, 2009
    #3
  4. Alan

    Gary M Guest

    "Any ideas... "

    Yeah, do a clean install.


    "Alan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I installed some software that malfunctioned. After that, I could
    > not uninstall it or even delete it in Windows or from the DOS prompt
    > (using administrative privileges. I could not stop an associated
    > service running.
    >
    > I rebooted in Safe Mode with CMD prompt and manually deleted the
    > contents of the software's folder under Program Files. When I
    > rebooted normally, the same service was running, and I was back in the
    > same situation.
    >
    > Any ideas as to what I can do from there? How do I permanently get
    > rid of that service?
    >
    > I am using Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) with SP 1.
    >
    > Thanks, Alan
    >
    >
     
    Gary M, May 1, 2009
    #4
  5. Alan

    webster72n Guest

    "Alan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I installed some software that malfunctioned. After that, I could
    > not uninstall it or even delete it in Windows or from the DOS prompt
    > (using administrative privileges. I could not stop an associated
    > service running.
    >
    > I rebooted in Safe Mode with CMD prompt and manually deleted the
    > contents of the software's folder under Program Files. When I
    > rebooted normally, the same service was running, and I was back in the
    > same situation.
    >
    > Any ideas as to what I can do from there? How do I permanently get
    > rid of that service?


    What a temptation to say: "trash the whole thing and start from scratch!"
    But, as mentioned already, what is the identity of that mysterious software?
    <H>.

    >
    > I am using Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) with SP 1.
    >
    > Thanks, Alan
    >
    >
     
    webster72n, May 1, 2009
    #5
  6. Alan

    Shiann Guest

    Have you tried Microsoft's Installer Cleanup Utility to remove that program
    and all components? support.microsoft.com/kb290301 just deleting files want
    stop service from running.



    --
    Shiann


    "Alan" wrote:

    > I installed some software that malfunctioned. After that, I could
    > not uninstall it or even delete it in Windows or from the DOS prompt
    > (using administrative privileges. I could not stop an associated
    > service running.
    >
    > I rebooted in Safe Mode with CMD prompt and manually deleted the
    > contents of the software's folder under Program Files. When I
    > rebooted normally, the same service was running, and I was back in the
    > same situation.
    >
    > Any ideas as to what I can do from there? How do I permanently get
    > rid of that service?
    >
    > I am using Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) with SP 1.
    >
    > Thanks, Alan
    >
    >
    >
     
    Shiann, May 1, 2009
    #6
  7. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Problem resolved. I rebooted in Safe Mode, uninstalled and deleted
    the software, and rebooted.

    The mysterious software was some not-to-be-named (proprietary)
    beta software, nothing publicly available yet.

    Thanks, Alan
     
    Alan, May 1, 2009
    #7
  8. Alan

    webster72n Guest

    "Alan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Problem resolved. I rebooted in Safe Mode, uninstalled and deleted
    > the software, and rebooted.
    >
    > The mysterious software was some not-to-be-named (proprietary)
    > beta software, nothing publicly available yet.


    Thanks for the feedback, <H>.

    >
    > Thanks, Alan
     
    webster72n, May 2, 2009
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