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Links Winhelponline.com WinXPTutor.com The Winhelponline Blog Clicking "Add/Remove Windows Components" causes an error and does not launch the program Published: September 26, 2004 Send your feedback Symptoms When you click "Add/Remove The Longside component/feature is already missing its INF file (longside.inf). A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - The ROOTKIT could cause this. http://mediastartpage.com/cannot-access/cannot-access-add-remove-programs.html

Do any of those component names look familiar? All Rights Reserved. That's something you can do manually very well" - I completely agree but if we do it through "Add/Remove Windows Components" we remove the thing instead of the shortcut. Did it error after removal?

On my son's WD, it takes only 45, so his is twice as fast. SFC /scannow with the original CD(to suit the version installed), in the drive will check for corruption and missing system files. It only deletes a shortcut. If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box.

But for several months now, I have gotten various and sundry error message and have not been able to access it. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - It's not as hard as it looks... So it's not clear what you want to uninstall. I need to open it to uninstall Windows Messenger.

Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - If you're cross-posting. Note: If you want to hide "Add/Remove Windows Components" to a specific user you need to modify or add the registry key under his SID. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-performance/cant-open-addremove-windows-components/873387fc-3b10-4fbd-bd82-1b1cb0146631 I removed the line about longside and when I tried opening Add/Remove Windows Component, it worked!

If I would, I would try to remove them.Barry, ?it DOESN?T take up much space and those files MAY be needed to make Windows work properly? - With all due respect you will receive a message "Uninstallation completed" This is the best way to do the task.Kees Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Still does not work by vertical123 by Kees Bakker / February 26, 2010 10:16 PM PST In reply to: It still does not work I checked for MSN Messenger. you can find a exe file called "msnunin".

IDK but is just another guessClick to expand... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/406070/cant-access-addremove-windows-components/ You can hide "Add/Remove Windows Components" from Add or Remove Programs using Group Policy or modify the specific registry key. The version my children installed is mentioned as Windows Live Messenger in Control Panel>Add/Remove software and can be removed that way.- MSN isn't a program. The GPO Default state is Not Configured -> this registry entry is not present.

Start a new thread here 2653470 Related Discussions add or remove programs has been restricted How to Remove Group Policy This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on http://mediastartpage.com/cannot-access/windows-cannot-access-the-specified-device-path-or-file-windows-7-fix.html Only people (like you?) that pursue unpractical purposes would - in your circumstances - do a reinstall of Windows XP to be able to run "Add/Remove Windows components" to totally remove I was doing this on my ever PC and never seen a piece of Outlook Express again.?MSN Messenger isn't part of Windows?Control Panel>Add/Remove software and can be removed that way? ? I gave you instructions at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7813_102-0.html?messageID=3255279&tag=commProfileMain;profileBot#3255279.

It doesn't harm at all. by fjord_fox / February 25, 2010 1:22 PM PST In reply to: Revo Do you remember the great Netscape vs. Share This Page Tweet Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? weblink Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - "Add/Remove Windows Components" does not work by vertical123 / February 23, 2010 8:11 AM PST In reply to: Just a guess.

To do a backup on my hard disk, it takes 1 hour 30 minutes. Hope this info is enough Top White Papers and Webcasts Popular The Six Questions Every IT Leader Needs to Ask Related Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and You said, ?I will try the procedure tonight and will post the result.?

If not, then maybe your current user account is just corrupted, so all you would need to do is use User Accounts to delete it, and then make another one in

May 16, 2011 #7 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 This is my best GUESS (and why) > And since it's only a guess, please proceed at your own Using the site is easy and fun. But if Login into the new (dummy) account I can only delete that account. Please wait until the other setup is completed before attempting to run this program again." When I close that, I get (Same triangle) "Setup was unable to open information file games.inf.

Then, when you try to use a function of Windows that depends on those files, it may hang up the system. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. Top Best Answer 0 Mark this reply as the best answer?(Choose carefully, this can't be changed) Yes | No Saving... check over here That is a little too technical for ME, but Bob is good at that and he can help you if you do a hijack this (and the other things the team

Thanks for the help LookinAround. Modify the registry at your own risk. I am looking for a solution and people have various opinions. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - About the "handshake" by fjord_fox / February 25, 2010 4:07 PM PST In reply to: About the "handshake" My son was the

You're now being signed in. What do you mean be ?your account?? Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Not correct. Not Configured -> is the Default state Enabled -> apply this GPO Disabled -> this GPO will not be applied To finish press ok button and close Group Policy window.

It is at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7813_102-0.html?messageID=3255279&tag=commProfileMain;profileBot#3255279Your questions don't sound weird at all and don't be afraid to ask. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. mbalajitry replied Mar 21, 2009 Hi Thanks for the reply and sorry for missing out some info OS : Windows XP Pro SP3 I dont think it sbecause of Local or So, don't get too technical with me.

It is my fault: I meant Windows Messenger that can be unistalled through "Add/Remove Windows Components". "It said: "This removes Outlook Express from the Start Menu". First of all, you probably forgot that my whole problem is that the "Add/Remove Windows Components" feature does not work and I am seeking advice how to fix the problem.As for MoreWhitePapers Best Answer 0 Mark this reply as the best answer?(Choose carefully, this can't be changed) Yes | No Saving... No, create an account now.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sussex138, 2003/01/06. Here's what it says: Is that the one you were talking about? [Version] Signature = "$Windows NT$" DriverVer=07/01/2001,5.1.2600.2180 [Components] NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4 WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,hide,7 Display=desk.cpl,DisplayOcSetupProc,,7 Fax=fxsocm.dll,FaxOcmSetupProc,fxsocm.inf,,7 NetOC=netoc.dll,NetOcSetupProc,netoc.inf,,7 iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,,7 com=comsetup.dll,OcEntry,comnt5.inf,hide,7 dtc=msdtcstp.dll,OcEntry,dtcnt5.inf,hide,7 IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7 TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the Add/Remove Windows Components button is available to all users. I updated it and scanned the PC.

I don't remember the times, though, but even it is much faster than the WD that I had bought.Anyway... by fjord_fox / February 24, 2010 9:48 AM PST In reply to: "Add/Remove Windows Components" does not work I don't know if this would work...probably not, but I thought I would

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