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Question: Programs listed on pc

On my Vista, the programs listed in Programs are different than the programs listed in Uninstall/change ....
What is the difference between the programs in the two listings and what determines where a program is listed?
Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Programs listed on pc

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I have been noticing some ridiculous lag that occurs at seemingly random times. It's not as bad as it was before I ran malwarebytes; however I still get random spikes of lag. Usually when this happens I see certain programs in the task manager that I almost never see. They are listed below:

dllhost.exe *32 (multiple instances)
dpnsvr.exe *32
dllhst3g *32
ctfmon.exe *32
NAPSTAT.exe
logagent.exe
msfeedssync.exe
wextraxt.exe
upnpcont.exe
rundll32.exe
 

Answer:Unknown programs causing HUGE lag and CPU usage (suspected programs listed in post)

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It began when I was browsing and out-of-the-blue a popup saying "HDD Failure - etc. etc. We recommend you restart your machine" came up, it looked legit so I checked out my PC to see some desktop items (not all) had dissappeared. Naturally I restarted machine and went on my normal user;

- my desktop was completely black and their were no icons, their were only a few programs listed in all programs aswell.

- A program called "Windows XP Fix" was running, it was obviously false software, I managed to delete its root (i think) from All Users / Application Data / 01032483.exe (or something)

- A program called browser+ was in my All Programs which it let me uninstall.

- If i go to a different user there's desktop icons and i can use my browser (still limited All Programs though) but if i click on a link it sends me to different web pages like canadasasquach.com or matalan.com (lol?) it's really messed :/)

Stuff is attached I appreciate your help <3
- Axel

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Mum at 2:48:22 on 2011-07-09
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============== Running Processes ===============
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\??\C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
\??\C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_state.exe
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Answer:No Desktop icons or programs listed in All Programs, random false sofware viruses ++

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Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.

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I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs.  I managed to get them off, I beleive.  I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs.
This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back.  I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked.  Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features.
I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found.  I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed.  I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies.  I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there.  Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system.
 
Boopme kindly walked me through the DDS process and I'm posting the logs
I did post on another help site before knowing the rule of no posting elsewhere.  I closed that thread, so please do not shut this down.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126
Run by Valued Customer at 20:40:49 on 2014-06-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8147.5962 [GMT -4:00]
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Answer:spyware scanner found unwanted programs not listed in programs and features II

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I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs.  I managed to get them off, I beleive.  I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs.
This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back.  I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked.  Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features.
I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found.  I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed.  I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies.  I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there.  Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system.
Any ideas?  Was my original removal not successful?  Can these apps hide?

Answer:spyware scanner found unwanted programs not listed in programs and features

Hello Splungee, this one is a bit tricky.Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

Hey, i assume when you re-installed XP you attempted to keep your programs?

When re-installing XP i believe the registry is re-written, which would account for them being missing from the Add/Remove programs panel.

As for the start menu, star menu entries can be found in these two directories:

Code:
C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu
C:/Documents and Settings/[Your Username]/Start Menu
i'm assuming they've been re-written too, if the programs still run then all you need to do is drag a shortcut to the main EXE into one of them folders, if they don't i suggest you re-install them.

Could you clarify how you re-installed XP? did you choose some non-destructive re-install(in order to keep your programs)?

Cheers,
Jamey

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

I would guess that you need to re-install all of them for them to do that,its just a guess,try it with one and see if it works .....
 

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Some (3, out of maybe 20) of my installed Programs, all working perfectly well, are not listed in Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

Any ideas on how to rectify this, please?

Thank you.

Answer:Some installed Programs not listed in Programs and Features...

Some programs do not really "Install" by using normal installation process by writing entries in the Registry and so don't show up as uninstallable. "Portable programs" are an example. If they don't have Uninstall.exe (or similar file) in it's folder, you can just delete folder and shortcut.

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

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Hello you really nice people. Since you have helped me on several occasions, I thought I'd try one more time.

I don't know exactly when it happened; however, at some point after I installed winXP as a dual boot and have been trying out some dvd burning software, I cannot add/remove programs in win2000... it states that "no programs are currently installed on this computer."

I have tried spybot (which found a few things and have been repaired)... I have tried Norton PC Doctor (which found a few things, all of which could not necessarily be repaired) and as a last resort I downloaded a freeware program Add/Remove Programs to get my program uninstalled.

In the midst of all this, I foolishly installed service pack 4 and then had to promptly uninstall it (I think it was a conflict with my video capture card -- got the blue screen of death at reboot [even in safe mode!!]). I was able to uninstall that because I had the good sense to back up and let it give me the uninstall option.

Any other ideas ??? I am going blind trying to follow the msn knowledge base suggestions checking the registry...

I don't know what information you need from me to try and help me out, so if you need any logs or stuff that I see other people post, please let me know how to capture that information for you as well... I'm pretty computer smart, just not really troubleshooting experienced... in other words, I just build em and learn as I go along.

For starters:

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Answer:Win2000 - Add/Remove Programs - No Programs Listed??

I'm bumping this up... I still have found no solutions... I've run Norton PC Doctor and WinDoctor... spybot... housecalls... I've reinstalled 2000 to repair and still no luck....

Someone out there has to know how to resolve this stupid error. I just know it's something simple that I don't know about... or as I always say... it's just something stupid... it almost always is.

Help please???????????

Patty
 

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

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Some (3, out of maybe 20) of my installed Programs, all working perfectly well, are not listed in Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

Any ideas on how to rectify this, please?

Thank you.

Answer:Some installed Programs not listed in Programs and Features...

Some programs do not really "Install" by using normal installation process by writing entries in the Registry and so don't show up as uninstallable. "Portable programs" are an example. If they don't have Uninstall.exe (or similar file) in it's folder, you can just delete folder and shortcut.

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

Please don't post duplicate threads for the same problem.

Closing duplicate, Please continue with this here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=267053
 

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hi In my Add Remove Programs icon i have no programs listed, IS there something that can be done to do a go back, i tried a system restore but my computer cannot locate any restore point

Answer:There are no programs listed in my ADD REmove PRograms

How long did you let it sit for the list to populate ? ?

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Question: Listed programs

Programs listed in Programs are different than programs listed on the Install/change window.
1. What are the differences in these two program listings?
2. What determines where a program is listed?
Thanks

Answer:Listed programs

Hello Moose,

The Programs and Features (Control Panel) window will only include installed programs that have a uninstall option. Most do these days though.

I'm not sure what location you mean with "Programs". If you mean the C:\Programs Files folder, then the programs that come with Windows 7 will not be listed in Programs and Features.

Please post back with more details on that location so we can take a look to see for you.

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Question: no programs listed

althou there is programs on my computer and all work non of them show in programs and features through control panel and don't show either on cc cleaner help please
 

Answer:no programs listed

Have you tried downloading revo uninstaller http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/revo_uninstaller.html that could pick up your programs.
 

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Hi -I have Vista Home Basic  32 bit.  I notice that when I go to Control Panel  - Programs and Features several programs are listed such as Adobe AIR.  When I go to "start" and "All Programs" they are not listed.  Should they be listed in "All Programs and what can I do about it?   Thanks    Bob

Answer:Where are programs listed?

Adobe AIR is not a program per se, so it's not listed in programs list.See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Integrated_RuntimeIf you're not a developer, you can safely uninstall it.

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I use Windows XP SP 3 on my 5 yr old HP laptop. There are 2 programs I no longer need. Casino Master and Masquee Casino Game Pack. Neither has built-in uninstall feature. They are not shown when I check Control panel/Add-Remove Programs.
Free version of Revo uninstaller doesn't show it either!
Windows Explorer/program files does not show them!
When I click Start/All programs/ Either software, it opens.

I believe they don't take much hard drive space. But, it is annoying that I cannot get rid of them.
What should I do without messing my computer?

Thanks for suggestions.
 

Answer:Uninstalling programs lot listed!!

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i downloaded a media player program which was a virus i managed to erase it but now programs are listed wrong , add/remove won't open , user account won't open , short cut iron are wrong there for not opening , my virus protection , is not being noticed ,so i get that you may not be protected warning , non of my search irons work , and i access the internet throw security center can any one help e--mail me at [email protected] when it first happen the computer said something about a windows 32 error but i can't remember the hole thing .

Answer:know programs listed in add/remove

Remove your email address or you will get increasing junk email forever. Never put it in open text on the internet unless disguised from spammers engines. We work on the forum not email.Try MalwareBytes freebie and see if that helps.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hoping some one can assist... Just got my new Vista Ultimate x64 computer. I'm new to Vista and learned that the system sets up 2 program files: one for 64x bit and 1 for 32 bit programs. My issue is HP has loaded a whole slew of crapware and I want to clean it out... I can see it in the x86 files (as well as numerous shortcuts on my desktop) but I cannot find the programs in the add/remove program utility. I had CCleaner as well and they are not listed in there either.

Additionally, when I navigate to the programs I do not see any options to uninstall. Is there a way to get these programs sitting in the x86 folder to show up in my uninstall list?

Some examples of what I'd like to remove are:
Easy Bits for Kids
JunoPreloader
MSN toolbar
Netzero preloader
Online Services
Ebay

If I just delete these folders from the x86 folder they dont uninstall, correct?

any direction or assistance is greatly appreciated.. Thanks!

Answer:Uninstalling x86 programs: not listed

think I solved my issue.. I dont think the items in question are really installed.. they are trials so they just link in to the shortcuts. I deleted the shortcuts and removed the folders in the program list.. we'll see..

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I used the Add/Remove Programs to uninstall several programs and they were and are, no longer showing in the Control Panel listing. I obviously thought they had been successfully removed. Whilst trying to find something else on my PC, using Start, right-click Explore etc, I found these same programs still listed. Can I just delete them again from this list and will they be gone for good then? And do you know why they are still listed at all if theoretically they are already uninstalled?

Answer:Uninstalled programs still listed

click here

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My Windows 10 START button shows an alphabetical listing of programs on my PC, but some are missing - how come? Is there a way for Win 10 to display ALL of my executable files (including any that I've downloaded and installed) ?

For example, my vlc.exe program (from VIDEOLAN) is not under the "V" listing as I'd expected.

Answer:Win 10: not all programs are alphabetically listed

Mine have newly installed progs (must call them "apps" nowadays!) at the top, then "most used"... for goodness sake just list in alphabetical order, then we know where we are - or where they are

Microsoft are garbling things and hiding things and generally taking us backwards, grrrr.

I expect someone knows how to sort out the programs list, tho - I'm thinking of installing Start10 (or there's a similar one that's free), but not until I get this darn laptop completely set up for my needs.

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Hi, when I go to the add/remove programs in control panel, it only lists about 6 installed programs,does not go past 'A' ,adobe etc. Looking to uninstall some programs but cant see how if they are not listed. Any help most appreciated. Thanks Mike

Answer:add remove programs, not all listed

mikef90,what Os are you using.? Also what version of Internet explorer.?

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In Programs and features there are some programs listed that when I try and uninstall them it says the program doesn't exist (which it doesn't, I probably deleted them manually), but can I stop them from showing in the Programs and Features list?

Answer:Programs Listed That Don't Exist

Use Windows Cleanup Utilityclick here

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.I have just installed program but when I went into all programs it is not listed,But when I go into control center then uninstall programs it is listed can someone explain it would not be listed in all programs.

Answer:Program not listed in all programs

You may have to turn the computer off and on again for it to appear. What's the program?

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I have backed up a friends data and used the dreaded red floppy to restore to factory settings. The Packard Bell software appeared to do this successfully and I then set about trying to remove various programs from add/remove. Virtually nothing was listed!For example Adobe Reader 5 is installed and working on the computer but doesn`t appear nor is it listed in All Programs. As basically all the preinstalled software. (Power DVD is listed in All Programmes but again not in Add/Remove)I`ve googled but can`t seem to find a clue - it sounds like a registry problem. Anyone experienced this before?

Answer:Add/Remove Programs Not Listed

The Add & Remove data is located in the registry & as you have reverted back to factory setting the registry no longer contains information regarding the programs that were installed after factory default. You could try re-installing the programs you want to remove & hopefully you should then be able to remove them.

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When I click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen, a menu opens. At the bottom of that menu is a line that says "all programs". It opens into a menu of programs on my machine.

Inside of "all programs" is listed a folder called Microsoft. Inside of it is Outlook 2010.

However, I recently wanted to send an email using Outlook 2010 by clicking on a link on a website. A window opened that would allow me to select the email client I wanted to use from a list of programs. But I can't find Outlook 2010.

When I click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen & then on "computer" and then on C drive, there is listed in C drive two folders, Programs & Programs (x86). However, the Microsoft folder containing Outlook 2010 is not in either one of them.

When I did a search for Outlook 2010 on my C drive, the result said it can be found at
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

However, I cick the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen & then on "computer" and then on C drive, I cannot find a ProgramData directory. So, where is my Ourlook 2010?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Where Do I Find The Files Listed In All Programs?

The default installation location for Outlook 2010 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14.
 

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I downloaded and ran HighjackThis once and noticed that it is now listed in my Add/Remove Programs List. Why is this? I thought it didn't actually install anything on your computer?

(I originally had it in a folder on my desktop, I think that's where it was when I ran it, then I moved it to the Programs Folder on C:, then I moved it back to my desktop. Not that any of that would matter...)

On a side note, I also ran that Startup program, and that didn't add anything to my Add/Remove Programs List...

Any help is appreciated -- thanks!

Answer:Why Is Hijackthis Listed In My Add/remove Programs?

Hello,

Not sure what your problem is though..
Hijackthis is listed in your add/remove programs because when you start Hijackthis the first time, it looks where Hijackthis is located and puts an entry in the Uninstall entry in your Registry.

Hijackthis does indeed add some registry entries when you run it, so using add/remove deletes the entries from the registry.

The startup program doesn't add anything to the registry as far as I know.

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I have Microsoft Office installed, and I want to use Outlook as my default client, but every time I try to click a mailto link, it always bring up Windows Live. When I try to select Outlook as default from the Default Programs list, it's not even on the list. It also isn't listed in the Associations. I've tried repairing my Office installation, and it's still not showing up. I have it checked in Outlook to be default, but that doesn't seem to do much. How can I get Outlook on my Default Programs list?

Answer:MS Outlook not listed on W7 Default Programs

They didn't include it. Use another email client or use the live mail that came with it.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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Hi, My OS is wondows 7. and I found out that there are only a few programs listed in my control panel/add remove programs.The programs are those that have been installed within the last 2 weeks.All the other programs installed before than that have been gone from the list.I don't know what happened.How can I have all the programs listed in add/remove programs?Thanks, J

Answer:There are only a few programs listed in add/remove prog

Also make sure you are logged in as administrator. If you use (preferred) normal user for daily use and many of the programs were installed as administrator or before you started using a limited user account, they may not show up unless you are logged in as administrator.Also when you look for restore options, not that you should have a 'button' to "Show More Restore Points". If you do, then you will be able to see all of your restore points.By default your system should reserve 12% of your disk space for your restore points. Less than 8% (unless you have a very large disk) is not generally recommended.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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hi

i was uninstalling a program and noticed this program had been installed i did not install it or agree to it is it a virus ?

its the one at the top highlited and underlined


thanks for any help you can provide

Answer:program i did not install listed under programs?

Hello Billy,

"Search Protection" looks like one of those extra options not paid attention to that get installed while installing another program. I'd recommend to uninstall this garbage.

Search Protection by Spigot - Should I Remove It?

?The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case you agreed to set it to Yahoo in the first place and another application is trying to change it. It's easy to uninstall Spigot Inc Seach Settings at any time. Since the application is part of the toolbar, you must uninstall the Spigot toolbar and that will remove all tracks of searchsettings.exe spigot. Removing a Spigot toolbar from the control panel is easy - Just follow the steps below. Neither the Toolbar nor search settings Spigot Inc are not Spigot Malware, they are simple programs that can be removed easily from your machine. The toolbar communicates with our servers from time to time to check for available software updates such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions and new versions. By installing the toolbar, you agree to automatically request and receive updates. When there is a material change to the reference notices or the toolbar software, we will notify you though a pop-up in your web browser. At that point you will be given the chance to accept the new changes and update the toolbar or decline the new changes a... Read more

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Having problem with graphics not showing up in email (Windows Live and Thunderbird). I have tried at least ten suggestions from internet but no help. Found that .jpeg is not listed in default -- is this a problem and/or how do I make it show?

Answer:.jpeg not listed in default programs

Hi Potomac, Welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try restoring the default file association - Default File Type Associations - Restore

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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It is my belief that we are approaching a crisis point in Windows malware infestations. Recently I helped someone who found all the standard document types encrypted with two-factor encryption, along with a demand for payment to decrypt them (CryptoLocker malware). The only help I could offer was how not to have that happen again by setting a Group Policy to deny executables in %appdata%. This is done in software restriction policies of the local security policy.

Now %appdata% typically is c:\users\username\appdata\roaming and can be written to by anything or anybody - it's for data after all - but nothing stops programs silently installing and executing from there as well. Hence the need for a software restriction policy - details http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/cryptolocker-a-particularly-pernicious-virus/

It is also wise to use UAC on level 1 to 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control so every non-system application puts up a warning and you have to click to allow it to happen. That prevents most software installed in any place from running without you knowing. The problem is, UAC is a very blunt tool, and I would like to have certain programs I often use (for example backups) operate as white-listed programs so I don't have the irritation of the screen dimming and having to approve every time I use them.

How do I do that ? UAC and local security policy seem to be two independant things.
 

Answer:Can I overrule UAC with white-listed programs?

I don't think you can, that's the point. Otherwise apps would add themselves to the whitelist.

At the end of the day, the person installing the malware is the users.
 

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Got a litle problem with missing programs under control panel/add/remove programs. there is also the issue that of those items listed, there is no remove feature to it either. I've checked my HijackThis log - thats fine, I've had a look at sfc /scannow and regedit to check the uninstal registry (no positive or negative values). Without doing a complete format (out of the question at the moment) and system restore not active (due to previous problems last week) i have NO idea.Can anyone help ?? Its got me stumped this one !!

Answer:Missing Add/Remove Programs Listed

Thought i should add - the only programs recently installed was my Motorola Phone Tools & related programs supplied - Avanquest

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I am curious about why programs on my work computer are not listed in the add or remove programs in control panel (XP). This has caused me a few problems in the pasts when I need to delete programs and had to find the software supplier on a website to give me an uninstall program. There are many programs not listed. e.g windows office
 

Answer:Programs Not Listed In Add/remove Programsr

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I have updated with free Windows 10 from 7 and Google Chrome will not update but gives an error message & after researching, I've tried everything suggested on the web including regedit but not technically able to figure out how to uninstall a program any another way. Haven't found that covers the exact problem.

Answer:How can I uninstall Chrome when it isn't listed in Programs?

Click on Start. Now click on All Apps. Scroll down and find Chrome in the list. Right click, and select Uninstall. That should do it.
If it is not listed here, it is possible you are running Chrome Portable, in which case you only need to delete the file directory where it is installed.

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and I can't send any shortcuts to the desktop
My wife was on the computer while I was at work, and doesn't remember what she did, but all of the icons except for the recycle bin are gone from the desktop. When I go to Start>All Programs, there are NO programs listed,and when I try to send something from a program to the desktop(make a shortcut) that option is not available...the only option avialable is to send it to my DVD drive.

HELP, lol ....how can i restore things? I was going to use a system restore point, but from what I see, the farthest one back has Windows Live Essentials having been uninstalled, and I can't go back before that...which was at 11:08pm Central time last night

Answer:All icons gone, no programs listed under start menut

theres not an option to list more dates? try the rebuild the icon cache... Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Forums

good luck

ps, change your password....LOL

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I am having a problem with the Windows Update Error code 643 and believe I need to uninstall some versions of .Net Framework that are in conflict with each other. I am running Win 7 Pro, SP1. The "ONLY" version of .Net Framework shown in Control Panel>Programs and Features is V4.6.1. HOWEVER, when I run The dot net setup verification tool it validates virtually all versions on my system. My understanding is that v4 and any version of 4.5 can't co-exist, which would mean I need to uninstall them, but I can't do that because they are not listed as installed programs. Does anyone know how I can uninstall these versions so I can try to fix my update issues with updates to 4.6.1?
 

Answer:.NET Framework Versions Not Listed in Programs&Features

Check this website out, it might help you: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/uninstall-microsoft-net-framework-with-aaron-stebner-cleanup-tool/
 

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How would I delete my work norton antivirus software when it is not listed in the add or remove programs? Just deleting individual files does not work because norton prevents key files from being deleted. Symantec support just listed the standard way of deleting programs,
THanks
 

Answer:Solved: deleting norton-not listed in add programs

Norton Removal Tool
 

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I'm trying to change my default FTP client back to Windows Explorer after an accidental Chrome installation changed it to Internet Explorer. I've been told this can be done by going to Default Programs > Set Associations. However, FTP is not listed under Protocols, and there doesn't seem to be any option for adding a new protocol or file extension.

I tried entering
Code:
assoc FTP=
in the command prompt, but it did not help. Is there a way to a new protocol without messing with the registry editor?

I'm sure the solution is very simple, but I can't seem to figure it out for the life of me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:FTP not listed under Default Programs > Set Associations > Protocols

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ixfd64


I'm trying to change my default FTP client back to Windows Explorer after an accidental Chrome installation changed it to Internet Explorer. I've been told this can be done by going to Default Programs > Set Associations. However, FTP is not listed under Protocols, and there doesn't seem to be any option for adding a new protocol or file extension.

I tried entering
Code:
assoc FTP=
in the command prompt, but it did not help. Is there a way to a new protocol without messing with the registry editor?

I'm sure the solution is very simple, but I can't seem to figure it out for the life of me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


When do you want the default ftp-client to start? When someone clicks or enters ftp://whatever.com ? Is that what you mean? If that's what you mean..... it's not a file association at all! It's a protocol

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I have the same problem, but Office 2010 programs are no longer listed in available file types. I can open directly from the 2010 programs, but not from Windows Explorer, shortcuts, etc.

Answer:Ofc 2010 programs not listed in available file types

Try going into Add/Remove Programs, click on the Office 2010 Suite, then click on Change. After the window loads, click Repair, then click Continue. This should restore the default file associations.

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A friend is having problems with IE 5 and I directed her to Add/Remove Programs so she could repair it. However, IE is not listed in the list of programs. I got her to do a search to try and locate it and it is in C:\Windows.

Is this unusual? Mine is located in Program Files and of course is listed in the Add/Remove Programs list.

I am going to uninstall it for her and install IE5.5 from a CD but I was wondering why her original version is not listed in Add/Remove programs.

Lyn
 

Answer:internet Explorer not listed in Add/Remove Programs

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Hi,

I recently installed and uninstalled a program. However, the entry for the program still remains in the Installed Programs list in the Control Panel. I have examined the Registry keys under uninstall and I cannot find this program listed there to be manually deleted. How do I remove this entry? Any advice is appreciated.

Answer:Uninstalled program still listed in Installed Programs

have you done a reboot since you uninstalled the program?
Only time ive had this happen, there has been remainders of the program in program files. Deleting them solved the issue for me.

out of interest what is the program? ill do some searching to see if this is a common issue.

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Hey, our school just gave us new Dell laptops operating on Windows 7 Enterprise. Everything worked for the first day, then today when I tried to open Internet Explorer, a message appeared asking me what program i would like to open it with. I didn't pay much attention and clicked Internet Explorer. Now every program appears with the Internet Explorer icon and appears as a .lnk file. I've looked up some solutions on the internet, but none have worked so far.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... if I can't fix it then i'll have to return it to the IT department to fix it

Answer:All programs listed as Internet Explorer (.lnk0

It's your IT departments job to fix it. If it were me I would take it to them. It's like a warranty, someone (your parents or you) is paying for the salaries of the IT department, make them do their job.

I've seen this before, it's a registry key that's jacked up. I've seen a few different types of issue like this, most often everything wants to open like an .exe.

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Hi,
I have uninstalled apps that are still listed in control panel's add/remove. if i click on it to remove it there it says it can't.
Two are games which had their own uninstall
one is Kazaa which i used Ad-aware to remove
one is Norton Systemworks 2001 (which i plan to reinstall, but not sure if i can if it's still on the system here)

How do I make sure they are completely uninstalled and how do I get them off this listing?
kimm
 

Answer:uninstalled programs still listed in control panel

Ad-Aware doesn't remove Kazaa. Only the spyware associated with it.

If you're unable to uninstall Kazaa through Add-remove Software , I'd advise you to reinstall Kazaa, reboot, uninstall it again, and afterwards run Ad-Aware to get rid of the associated spyware.

As for things you uninstalled the correct way, but which are nevertheless still shown in the Add-remove Software list, go to Start/Run, and type Regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/microsoft/windows/CurrentVersion/uninstall, find the Adsgone 'folder', or Registry (sub)key, which in fact it is, highlight it, and hit delete.

Third party programs like TweakUI and RegCleaner also allow you to do that, if you don't feel like editing the registry manually.

Good luck,
 

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I have two machines on which Office 2010 is installed, but neither of them lists Word, Excel etc in the default programs. Word, Excel etc are also not listed under the RegisteredApplications registry key.

Machine 1: Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit. Originally had 64bit version of Office2010 installed but later reverted to 32bit version so could sync with 32bit laptop. Default file associations seem to be fine and Office Programs appear in "Open With" list but they do not appear in the Default Programs list.

Machine 2: Windows Vista Home 32bit. Recently installed Office 2010 (was using Open Office 3.3) but Office programs did not appear in the Default Programs list and default file associations was not set (e.g. .doc files opened with Open Office). Ran Fix-it to uninstall and then reinstalled Office 2010 but no change.

Can anyone give me the registry entries for Office 2010 so it appears in the default programs list? Or tell me how to uninstall / reinstall / fix reg entries?

PastorMike

Answer:Office 2010 not listed in default programs

FWIW; I have office 2010 Pro and the only program that shows in the default programs list is outlook 2010.

All file associations appear to be correct too.

Missing file association has obvious impacts, but just out of curiousity; what [negative] impact are you experiencing as a result of not having the office suite listed under default programs?

There is a way to add them, apprently, using this program: Default Programs Editor

as suggested on this thread: Add a program to the list of Default Programs?

hth
Tanya

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Can anybody help please. Something obviously has happened at some point to stop the drop down boxes in Internet Explorer Properties Programs section from displaying any programs for use with email, newsgroups,etc.I can still connect to the Internet OK and Outlook express still works, but I cant get any email from within Internet explorer.

Answer:Internet Explorer Properties Programs None listed

Try a repair of IE. click here if you need to know how. Good luck, G

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Hello - my laptop has OS XP Professional version 2002. Originally when things went haywire... I couldn't see any of my icons on my desktop. I was able to run "firefox" and get here MG site. I was able to run the Malware Removal and was only able to get the attached logs. I couldn't uninstall AVG 2011 which didn't allow me to run some of the anti-malware. I have tried downloading it and hitting the removal button several times with no success.

When I tried get one of the logs to show on my desktop, that's when the missing icons on my desktop seemed to magically appear.... only thing is they appeared as "ghosts". I can see them, but they seem translucent. I did try to open a file and everything in it was "ghosts". I could see through them. And yes the log was able to be sent to the desktop.

When I hit the start button and go to the Programs, the only thing listed right now are Malware Anti-Malware, Super AntiSpyware and AVAST. Previous to running the Malware Removal there was nothing listed in Programs.

Attached are the two logs that were able to run. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Icons are ghosts and programs aren't listed

Welcome to Major Geeks!





lancelot said:





I couldn't uninstall AVG 2011 which didn't allow me to run some of the anti-malware. I have tried downloading it and hitting the removal button several times with no success.Click to expand...

This would stop you from running ComboFix but it does not normally stop you from running MGtools. Did you try to run MGtools as requested?






lancelot said:





When I hit the start button and go to the Programs, the only thing listed right now are Malware Anti-Malware, Super AntiSpyware and AVAST.Click to expand...

Please download and save the below to your Desktop or anywhere else you can find it ( if the Desktop is not showing )

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe

Now run it. Now see if you can find your Programs and how are the icons on the Desktop looking?
 

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Just when I thought I had computers figured out, after having built several from guides on this website and troubleshooted many problems with other guides, I have run into a problem that I'm sure has an embarrassingly obvious solution.

I am trying to uninstall winamp, and naturally I attempted Control Panel - Programs and Features - Winamp - uninstall, the normal method of uninstalling programs. But winamp is simply not listed there, and every guide at winamp's site or a google search starts with that method and offers no others. I know winamp is still there because it still opens and runs and associates every file with it.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I just want to uninstall winamp.

thanks, Charlie

Answer:Winamp not listed in Programs and Features, can't uninstall

Hi try revo uninstaller Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems use the free version

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In Win7 the following method works perfect and chrome is listed as one of the default programs. In win8 it is not listed, but the assosiation of filetypes worked. I also can choose chrome (in my case Google__Chrome__Portable) where one can set the so called "computer standards".

So I think there are some more reg entries I have to set in W8. Please help ;-)

I register them with this .bat

Code:
rem @ECHO OFF
echo ---------------------------------------------------
choice /c yn /m "Save regkey first ?"
if %errorlevel% equ 2 goto reg_rights
@echo on
@echo.
REG EXPORT HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell D:\sources\PC\registry\internet_shortcut_org_%computername%.reg
@ECHO OFF

:reg_rights
cd /d D:\sources\PC\registry\setacl

echo ---------------------------------------------------
choice /c yn /m "continue to change ownwer and rights ?"
if %errorlevel% equ 2 goto change_reg

rem S-1-5-32-544 steht f?r Administrators=Administartoren = die Administratorengruppe, 545=usergruppe https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/243330/
setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn setowner -ownr "n:S-1-5-32-544"
setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-544;p:full"
setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1... Read more

Answer:portable chrome or firefox not listed as default programs

The only way I figured to use portable versions is to install the full version, then set it as default, and then you can use the portable version which Windows will detect as default, and use it like normal when opening links. There is no way to set a portable version as a default browser.

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I have the following user accounts created in my PC.
A ( admin account )
B ( limited account )

I have created the B ( limited ) account for security purpose.

Issue : I can access all the programs ( Start > All Programs ) in the A account but, some of the installed programs are not listed and not running in B.

Following applications are not listed.

1.Ccleaner

2.Vista inspirat brico pack ( vista visualisation for xp ). It is not working in B account.

...etc

Could you suggest me a solution for this?
 

Answer:Some installed programs not listed and running in another user account?

Just visit the limited account and download / install the desired program . Unless I am not reading things right this will work . If you have any trouble just change the limited account to an administrative account and download the desired program then change back to a limited account .
 

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I have the following user accounts created in my PC.A ( admin account )B ( limited account )I have created the B ( limited ) account for security purpose.Issue : I can access all the programs ( Start > All Programs ) in the A account but, some of the installed programs are not listed and not running in  B.Following applications are not listed.1.Ccleaner2.Vista inspirat brico pack ( vista visualisation for xp ). It is not working in B account....etcCould you suggest me a solution for this?

Answer:Some installed programs not listed and running in another user account?

The B user does not have a high enough level to run programs that alter the system. Promote B to a higher level. Or crate a new account for that user.

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well as the title says, im cleaning up a friends computer and he's got TONS of games and programs he doesnt use anymore, but, the thing is, they're not listed in the start-programs or the add/remove program in control panel.
But when i check the c:\program files drive...whoaaa...tons of folders...what's the best way to remove these programs? just delete the folders and hunt them down in regedit? thanks in advance guys....
 

Answer:removing programs not listed in add/remove -control panel

well when i delete games in add/remove program it almost always leaves folders half-empty so it would be better if you removed them manually including the desktop chortcuts.

the add/remove program is for people who don't understand windows.
 

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Last winter I had a Malware attack. Through the great help I received here all problems were successfully dealt with. I have McAfee Security Center and keep the subscription active. Although this was not adequate to fully protect me ( Quite a surprise at the time!) it did blunt the attack sufficiently so we could eventually correct it.
I have noticed though when reviewing the permissions section of security center there are quite a few enters that have full or out bound access although it says that program no longer exists.
Some I recognize such as spybot152.tmp others I have no idea what they are but the date is around the time of the Malware attack such as XRUN.EXE or XPRE.EXE
I am wondering that even though the program or Malware itself has been removed is there a chance that permissions granted at that time could make a future attack easier??
Is there any potential disadvantage to checking off ?Remove Program Permission? for programs that are listed as no longer existing??
Also I have the McAfee Firewall set to ? Tight?. Would anyone have any comments as to the adequacy of this setting?
Thanks in advance
Nawtheasta

Answer:Access Permissions in McAfee still exist for programs listed as gone?

Hi
Any advice about the Permission question shown in original post would be appreciated.
Thanks
Nawtheasta

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As you can see, the title states the issue.
When I open my list of default programs, my MS Office 2010 is not listed.

Does anyone know why and how I can ADD MS Office to my list of programs??

Thanks !!!

Listed Green

Answer:MS Office 2010 installed but not listed in my default programs

had the same problem, but with the beta version.

anyway, there are some who claim that they have to do it manually, depending on which version of office you installed, 64 or 32, will depend to which folder your exe's are in.
here is the 32 version:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
the 64 is the same, but without (x86).
here is a quick summary how to do it manually:
Right click on a document in Windows Explorer and then select Open with and then click on the Choose default program and browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14 and then located and click on the WINWORD.EXE item and set that as the default application to be used.

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Super optimizer is not in my list of programs. What do in a case like this?
 

Answer:I would like to know how to uninstall super optimizer. It is not listed in my list of programs.

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I have Win Vista Home Basic SP2.
I want to uninstall BBC iPlayer but cannot find it in the list of programs.
Where is this programme located and how can I remove it,please?

Answer:Uninstall program not listed in Control Panel/Programs &amp; Features

These instructions from the iPlayer site should take you through the process.

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We were browsing the net...
computer shut down and then computer lost all icons on desktop, running very slow.
When I click start/programs i can't see any programs listed?!
Looks like something bad happened?!?

Answer:Icons gone from destop, no programs listed in "start", running slow

Hello and welcome. Please try this.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.This infection family will also hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exe Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links... Read more

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There are an incredible number of programs listed om Major Geeks. Can users be sure if a few of them are downloaded, they are safe and won't cause any problems if used correctly??
 

Answer:Are All The Programs Listed In Major Geeks Tested So They Can Be Safely Downloaded?

That's not really anything to do with individual programs themselves. They are all tagged with what operating systems they are tested for use on.
It's the system they are installed on and their compatibility with any other programs also installed on the same system that you probably mean. Every system is unique to a user and what they do with it. If you as a unique user experience any system problem with any one or more programs, you need to start an appropriate thread in the Software forum.
 

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I noticed a program in the Contro panel/Programs listed with a Java logo called AV Books, (no publisher listed) at 51 GB. Anybody know what it is?

Answer:Java AV Books program, listed in Control panel/programs at 51GB?

Have you downloaded a program (or an entire book) for digital books\ebooks?  While in the Control Panel\Add-Remove Programs list, did you click on the entry for more information?  Need more details.   You could do a Google search for "Java AV Books" and probably find more information than you ever wanted. 

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Hi,

I have a number of programs that I want to get off my computer. None of them have an uninstall option. Some say to go to add/remove programs to remove them. However, none of them are listed in add/remove programs. How do I get them off my computer? Thanks.
 

Answer:How Do I Remove Programs If They Aren't Listed In Add/Remove Programs?

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iTunes drives me nuts in many areas but this is the latest. Every time I start iTunes, it says it is not the default audio player and to go to "Default Programs" to correct it. Opening "Set Default Programs" shows that iTunes is NOT there.

I've tried setting mp3, mp2, etc., files to open with iTunes in "Associate file type with a program" but that doesn't get rid of the "not the default audio player" popup when starting iTunes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes, does not fix.

My iTunes also does not have any CD burner icon under "Edit>>Preferences" like it shows in Apple Help forums...geez, now there's an oxymoron: "Apple Help" !!!

I am running Windows 7 (64bit)
 

Answer:iTunes not listed in "Set Default Programs" Win7

I haven't used iTunes in a long time, but I remember being able to turn off the alert you're getting. If it's just the alert that's getting to you, try that.
 

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I have xp home. I use word perfect 12. I installed word perfect 8 today just to see if it would help me open some files that wouldn't open in 12 (it didn't work.) Now I want to uninstall word perfect 8, but it is not listed in add/remove programs and I can't find an uninstall feature anywhere, whether on the wp program or on xp....how do I get rid of it?
 

Answer:Solved: How do I remove program not listed in "programs"?

Look in the directory that WP 8.0 is installed in. Sort by file type and look for an uninstall.exe or something along those lines.
 

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I'm looking at a laptop with Vista Home Premium, and in the Add/Remove Programs list is something called "RC_Vista.exe". A screen shot is attached. I did some quick Googling and didn't find anything concrete....
:confused
 

Answer:"Mystery" file listed in Ad//Remove Programs

Hey dlb, did you see this...
http://social.answers.microsoft.com...a/thread/d9990ca8-12f2-496b-859e-3731db6bd649
 

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Why is it that some "programs" listed in the "uninstall/change" list don't show up under "all programs" or when I do a search at the start button search box?  One is visual c ++  Isn't this a programming language?  Others appear to be not of a programming nature.   I don't know what they are because I can't find them and don't know if they are essential or not. 

Answer:programs not listed under "all programs"

Yes, that's normal behavior.The all programs link on the start menu opens up a list of shortcuts to a number of programs. If you want to, you can edit that list to have more or less programs on it. You can change the names of the shortcuts and the order in which they appear. In other words, the all programs is not really a direct map into all the programs found in the programs directory. When a program is installed it creates a shortcut for itself and places it in the list of the selected user, or perhaps all users.Which means that you could edit each user's list of programs. So that some users will not even see the programs available. And you can even make shortcuts and put them in the list of programs, and the shortcuts could be something other than real programs. And so forth that all non-blah blah blah.In short, it's only a list of shortcuts.

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i was simply trying to track a package when I downloaded this THING that change everything on my computer. it is not listed in my files and programs, nor in downloads! i'm sure that you all know that trying to contact Microsoft or Google is about like trying to contact Mars. PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:uninstall "from doc to pdf, my way" not listed in programs

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I found Snap Do on my computer last night. I've read many "fixes" for it and they all say to start by uninstalling the program. It isn't listed in my Control Panel / Add Remove Programs.
I downloaded SypwareHunter as it seemed to imply that it would find the program. After installing, scanning, rebooting (all that was required), there's still no sign of it--instead it brings me to a page where they want $29.99 to fix it. I don't know about anyone else, but when a program says free and has you do all that work and then hit you up for $, I get angry and refuse to purchase their product. Same thing happened with SparkTrust.
Has anyone else run into this problem--it not showing up in the add/remove programs? I know it's on the computer as the homepage was hi-jacked and Spyware Hunter showed 28 threats all to do with this program.
Another question--there's hardly nothing on this computer--do you think a reformat will take care of this? At first, the hi-jacking didn't bother me, but the more I read, the more malicious I find this to be and I want to get rid of it. I've also heard some proggies U pay for don't work.
Any help would be appreciated...Sue

Answer:How do I remove snap do when it's not listed in add/remove programs?

Don't know what snap Do is but a little search found this web page Click here that may help

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently running BitDefender 9 but it is going to expire in a few days time so I was after the new version. I downloaded the trial from the BitDefender website but when I tried to install it, I was told I needed to uninstall my current version.

I went to Add/Remove programs like usual but for some reason BitDefender is not listed. I went to BitDefender in programs and clicked 'modify, repair or uninstall' and it tells me 'this action is only valid for products that are currently installed'.

I have no idea how I'm meant to uninstall BitDefender 9 since it is not listed! The program is clearly running and installed so I have no idea why it would not be shown as a currently installed program!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Installed Program Not Listed Under Installed Programs

See if this http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/co...nted-programs/ will help, scroll down to the section What to do if the program isn?t listed in the ?Add/Remove Programs? list.

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Hello,

I have three home computers connected to the same network:
1) Dell desktop PC hard wired to the wireless switch, running Windows XP Home Edition SP 3, CA Internet Threat Mgr, Windows Firewall enabled
2) Dell laptop, wireless, running Windows XP Home Edition SP 3, CA Internet Threat Mgr, Windows Firewall enabled.
3) Dell laptop, wireless, running Windows XP Media Center Edition SP 2, CA Internet Threat Mgr, Windows Firewall enabled.

About 2 weeks ago, I started getting notifications that I could not send email because I was being blocked by spamhaus. When I investigated, I found out my Embarq ISP-assigned IP address (......) was listed on the Composite Blocking List (CBL). The CBL identified the problem as the Ozdok/Mega-D spambot

I ran a Malwarebytes Antimalware scan on all three computers and found occurrences of Vundo Trojan on computers 1 & 2. I cleaned these and got delisted from the CBL. A few hours later I had been relisted again. I have run Malwarebytes plus the following other utilities: CA Anti-virus/antispyware scan, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, McAffee Stinger and CCleaner. They all say my three computers are clean, but I keep getting relisted. I'm not positive, but I believe it is the desktop computer that is causing the problem. If I leave this computer powered off or disconnected from the network, I can stay off the CBL for awhile, but everytime I power the desktop on or plug it into the network, I get reli... Read more

Answer:My IP Keeps Getting Listed on the CBL

Have you run MBAM in normal mode for all users across all machines.

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I have a SBS 2008 running exchange I am keep getting listed with CBL. I have run spybot, Malicious Software Removal Tool, MyNetwatchman Seccheck and have found nothing. Is there anything in this log that looks like the problem?Thank you,BillLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:57:46 PM, on 4/26/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\ProtectionUtilSurrogate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR ProSafe NMS\crserv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR ProSafe NMS\discagt.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR ProSafe NMS\hist32.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR ProSafe NMS\bkserv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software&... Read more

Answer:Getting listed with CBL

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Question: HDD Not listed

Morning all,
I have a 500 GB HDD which I use for storing pics and backups, but this morning I booted up and it isn't listed in My Computer. Any ideas where it's gone. Checked connections, re-booted and still no 'D' drive..

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First, I have completed all the steps in your sticky post - HOW TO:SPYWARE, TROJAN AND VIRUS REMOVAL. Twice. Stuff is still popping up R0 in my Hijack this log. I've run all the downloads multiple times and done regedits, but it keeps coming back.

My roommate clicked where she shouldn't have and downloaded this crap onto my computer. The steps above helped only slightly. I am still innudated with popups everytime I log on. There are all sorts of strange looking things in my registry and I don't what is and isn't good.

My browser is still being hijacked.

HELP!
 

Answer:Help! I've tried everything listed here and still need help!

Make sure you have HijackThis 1.99.1 and follow the guidelines on where to install it and how to post a log as an attachment. This is all covered in the sticky thread NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

Now post a HijackThis log as an attachment to your message (Do not post the log inline). All running programs should be closed, including your web browser and e-mail. Please close these before running Hijack This!

To repeat: Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file. Place it in its own folder, for example C:\Program Files\HJT


We are very busy here at MajorGeeks.Com PhilliePhan, Chaslang or myself with check back when time permits.!
 

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Question: OS not listed

i'm using a recovery disk to run a startup repair but for some reason my OS is listed so it doesn't know where to run the repairs. I'm using a Compaq Presario A935EA Notebook PC with OEM 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium If theres any way to make my OS listed or find the driver it needs to load any help would be appreciated.

Answer:OS not listed

Make sure the Windows partition is marked at active: Partition- Mark as Active.

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After installing windows 7, my cd/dvd is listed in device manager as a cd-rom only. i have uninstall-ed it and reinstalled it, i have tried to update the firm ware, but it tells me i do not have that drive so no update is needed, but i clearly do its listed in my device manager. this is very strange as i installed 7 from a dvd. I have changed the UAL, this did not help.any ideas would be great... its a hp media center, amd 5600, 4 gb ram, tv tuner, the drive is a ts-h625L that came with the computer. this pc ran fine for years then it crashed i wiped the drive and tried to reinstall. i have since bought a new custom pc from hp, but i want this one to be up and running again.
 

Answer:dvd is listed as cd-rom in DM

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I did a couple updates tonight but SP1 was not an option. I found this article: You do not have the option of downloading Windows 7 SP1 when you use Windows Update to check for updates and the two updates that are needed it seems I have. I ran the Direct X Diagnostic tool because it mentions in the article about an Intel graphics driver that may cause update KB2454826 not to be offered but as you can see I DO have it installed. My driver version number seems like it may be the one that they are talking about but I don't think I have Igdkmd64.sys on my system and as I said KB2454826 IS installed. Why is SP1 not a option for me to install? Can the servers just be overwhelmed and will offer it later?

Answer:SP1 Not Listed in WU

Give it somtime ..... hopefully tommorow ..maybe .....?

Keep checking ...

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Question: Cd Not Listed

The problem is the I restarted my system and the drive for the CD is not listed (F), restarted and now the door will not open, restarted and now the drive is not listed again.
 

Answer:Cd Not Listed

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hello,
my pc is seeing my ram as ''other'' not DDR3 is that normal?
also the speed is displayed as 667 mhz. the Ram itself is 1600Mhz and my motherboard supports up to 2100mhz, Is it running at 1600 Mhz? Build 10240

Answer:Ram is listed as ''other''

Well on my side it says "Unknown" so I think it's normal, it's supposed to say the name of the components yes, but I guess some ram memories just don't really want to display a name, because I searched for images and some say DDR3 but most I saw said Unknown.
so I still think it's normal for it to say Unknown or Other in your case, or it's simply not a bad thing to have. nothing to worry about, I suppose.

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OKAY, I am in a panic because suddenly all my files are listed as a ".lnk file" and I dont know how to change it? When or if I click to open one, it opens up Notepad with a bunch of jibberish on it? I do have a trojan and everything I have done to get rid of it has not worked and its been five days I have been racking my brain and now this! Is there a way to restore the registry to a previous state? I have backed it up but I had system restore turned off because of the trojan!

I am running :
WINDOWS XP PROFFESIONAL
NT PLATFORM
SERVICE PAK 2
OS VERSION IS 5.1

PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:Everything Is Now Listed As .lnk?

Try an Online scan first http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

Then go to this site and use the file association fixes, You will probably need to use the Zip file one first, which is a .reg file, this will restore your unzipping ability, which in turn will allow you to use the numerous other file association fixes.
Use the .exe fix second.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
 

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Where can I submit my web site to multiple search engines in one go - and for free ?!?
 

Answer:Where to get web-site listed ?

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Question: Folder not listed

When looking in Computer/c:, some user folders are not listed in the c: directory.

Folder/files are there but can not be found when browsing, for example, to attach to an email.

System directories (e.g., Program Files) are listed.

Is there a reason some folders are not listed? Is there a way to get them listed?

TIA

Answer:Folder not listed

Welcome to Seven Forums tomp,
Maybe this will help you, Good luck to you with this problem.
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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Following is a Hijack This log.

My computer has been running very slow. We have tested using superantispyware.com and a-squared, but found little except for some low risk cookies.

Please review the log and advise with any information that might assist with this problem. Thank you in advance for your help.

Alan
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:01:21 PM, on 12/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Int... Read more

Answer:Please help - Hijack This listed

Hello madduxcy4,

Welcome to TSG. Likely adding too much extra protective sofware will not benefit the slowness, so for now since you already have Norton there best you uninstall a-squared.

This log is pretty much missing most of the log itself. If you look at other thread HijackThis logs you will see the difference. And I'm not quite sure why that is right off. No malware so far, but like I said, no log either. Let's take a different look att hings.

Go Here and download Silent Runners to your desktop. Run it, and post back here the log it creates. If your protective software queries the script, allow it to run. It's not malicious. It will create a file named Startup Programs, and will notify when the scan is complete. Copy the log from the Startup Programs file back here.
 

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I have windows 7 IE 9 and there is no history listed . How can I get it back ? Thanks
 

Answer:No history listed help

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Question: white-listed

hi there, i am having problems with a virus which avg has picked up it says the virus is white listed i have been trying to find out what to do and trying to deal with it without success on this forum. i have ran the combofix programme
 ComboFix.txt   10.32KB
  16 downloads and not sure what to do next and need some professional help thanks

Answer:white-listed

There is a discussion and fix on the AVG forums.

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On my XPS8910 (6700K) I'm only seeing the OC1 option in the bios. OC2 does not exist. Is there a way to activate it?

Answer:XPS 8910, OC2 not listed?

What BIOS version are you running? On the Training page, all I see is the option to either Enable or Disable the overclocking feature. It doesn't show OC1 or OC2. Can you post a screenshot?

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The PC was originally fitted with 64mb RAM. Someone fitted another 128mb but the machine really needed 2 ram modules the same. I fitted another 128 in place of the 64. Now checking the ram in Control Panel/System it only shows 128. Taking one 128 out the reading is then 64mb. Changing the ram into the other slot still only reads 64mb. Has anyone any idea what is happening? Thanks in advance. Dave

Answer:Only half RAM listed

Some things to check click here

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I have a problem the cd ans dvd rom are not listed under the computer. when I go to the devise manager it says,

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

is this a driver problem or what I can not find the drivers for these. I am runnning xp and have all the updates I believe. can some one help me out. how do I fix this problem.

thanks
 

Answer:cd dvd not listed under mycomputer

check that the cd and dvd rom are both connected properly, and that the jumpers are set correctly (i.e. there is a master and a slave). also, check the exact names of your drives by going start >right click my computer >properties >hardware >device manager. Then go to www.driverguide.com and it'll most likely have the drivers (you do have to sign up for it but it's free.) failing in that, do a google search and it should most likely have it, or go to the manufacturer's website and they should have the drivers for you to download.
 

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Question: No speakers listed

So I recently installed Windows 7 on my pc (a little old, i have to admit) and I realized I have no sound. My drivers cd isn't working, because it supports only XP or less. The Windows device installing... thing kinda installed all my drivers, including the sound. But at the Sound window in Control Panel there are no speakers listed. I tried to download the driver from Realtek, but with no succes. I also discovered that my motherboard isn't intalled as well (the audio card is incorporated).

Here are some screenshots:

Answer:No speakers listed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rebelm1nd


So I recently installed Windows 7 on my pc (a little old, i have to admit) and I realized I have no sound. My drivers cd isn't working, because it supports only XP or less. The Windows device installing... thing kinda installed all my drivers, including the sound. But at the Sound window in Control Panel there are no speakers listed. I tried to download the driver from Realtek, but with no succes. I also discovered that my motherboard isn't intalled as well (the audio card is incorporated).

Here are some screenshots:


Just a thought but you may be able to use the XP driver by instaloing it in "compatibility" mode.

To do that right click the installer>properties>compatibility>check XP

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Maybe I'm a little out of the loop...but I thought systems always listed DVD drives as 'D' & 'E' after the C: drive ?

Attached jpg shows a split in drive letter assignments. I have Partition Magic but this only shows up the HDDs/SSD so I can't reset the letters there. Is there a way in Win 7 Pro 64bit to reassign drive letters ? I looked thru Disk Management but didn't see an option to reassign drive letter's ?

Would like to get my 2 DVD drives back as 'D' & 'E'

Thanks...TiminAz

Answer:Why are my DVD drives not listed as 'D' & 'E'

Why is your (C) Drive a usb drive?

Please follow this tutorial by Golden.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Trying to set up a older computer.When I go to ipconfig i just get a prompt that says windows 2000 ip config
when i go ip config/all i get
host name :home
Primary dns suffix :
node type broadcast
ip routing enabled:no
wins proxy enabled:no
This does not seem right at all.I cannot see my nic card under device manger and under network connections I can only select dial up or Vpn.I want to connect through LAN.Windows 2000 pro
 

Answer:No Ip Listed.Cannot connect

Sounds like it *could* be a hardware problem. Is the Nic disabled in device manager? If it is not showing up, you may have to open the case, pull the card out and reseat it. Possible in a new PCI slot if available. With the computer off and unplugged of course. Do you get a link light when you plug a switch or router into it? Have you tried pinging the loopback address 127.0.0.1?
 

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I have somewhat of the same problem. My doors open, but neither drive (E and F) is able to be read. I thought that it may be just one cd, but it's all of them. I've restarted my computer and can't think of what the problem could be. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Cd Drives Not Listed

Since you have a new problem, I've split your thread from the other poster's issue. You'll get more visibility here, and thread hijacking is against our rules.

Check in device manager and tell us if the drives appear there with an error code associated. If so, you may want to try this remedy: Q3320553 - Missing CD Drives Win-XP
 

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