Add/Remove Programs


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Palula Brasil

Hi guys,

When I try to Remove some programs within my Microsoft Windows 2000 machine,
a weird thing happens. The screen shows the add/remove icon in the start
bar, but when I click it, the window doesn´t appear.

I tried to start the machine in secure mode but windows always tries to
establish a network login and the Domain Controller machine is being
repaired. I´m trying to re-install Oracle 8 on the machine and thje
installation can only be done after the uninstallation of the previous
version.

Can anybody help?

Thank you!
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

Palula Brasil said:
Hi guys,

When I try to Remove some programs within my Microsoft Windows 2000
machine,
a weird thing happens. The screen shows the add/remove icon in the start
bar, but when I click it, the window doesn´t appear.

I tried to start the machine in secure mode but windows always tries to
establish a network login and the Domain Controller machine is being
repaired. I´m trying to re-install Oracle 8 on the machine and thje
installation can only be done after the uninstallation of the previous
version.

Can anybody help?

Thank you!

This means that the Oracle-supplied uninstall process is failing. I would
check the Oracle FAQ pages - they probably have a general clean-out program
that removes all old versions, regardless of version.
 
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Greg Russell

In
Palula Brasil said:
When I try to Remove some programs within my Microsoft Windows 2000
machine, a weird thing happens. The screen shows the add/remove icon
in the start bar, but when I click it, the window doesn´t appear.

That happened here before ... minimize all other windows, then check the
upper left screen for the Add/Remove window which may have gotten re-sized
to a mere few pixels.

You may have to select the taskbar icon to be sure the Add/Remove window is
selected.
 
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Greg Russell

In I typed:
That happened here before ... minimize all other windows, then check
the upper left screen for the Add/Remove window which may have gotten
re-sized to a mere few pixels.

You may have to select the taskbar icon to be sure the Add/Remove
window is selected.

Also bear in mind that there is most probably an "uninstall.exe" that exists
in the Oracle directory structure, and you can always execute that file from
the command line or the GUI file manager.
 
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Palula Brasil

I think that Windows has a problem becaus I can´t uninstall ANY software at
all. The Remove Software Window doesn´t appear -- there should be a windows
with a list of softwares for me to uninstall.
 
P

Palula Brasil

Checked that too and searched for the string "unins" within oracle´s folder
tree. No file has been found. :(
 
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Palula Brasil

I tried clicking and even Alt+Tabbed windows until the add/remove programs
window was selected and tried Alt+Space to reveal the
restore|remove|resize|minimize|maximize|close box. But nothing happened,
sounds to me that the window is going through problems, and not hiding. :)
 
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Dave Patrick

Also possibly search the key

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

for the uninstall string.


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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P

Palula Brasil

The problem was solved using the Oracle Installer software and I managed to
uninstall and re-install the software correctly.

Thank you for your help.
It was very appreciative.

Dave Patrick said:
Also possibly search the key

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

for the uninstall string.


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

Palula Brasil said:
I tried clicking and even Alt+Tabbed windows until the add/remove programs
window was selected and tried Alt+Space to reveal the
restore|remove|resize|minimize|maximize|close box. But nothing happened,
sounds to me that the window is going through problems, and not hiding.
:)
 
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