Tips to Solve Windows® 'Add/Remove Programs' Not Working
What are the reasons which cause the 'Add/Remove programs' on Windows to stop working and tips to resolve them?
'Add/Remove programs' is found in the 'Control Panel'in a Windows system. It would contain all the installed programs in the system. If you need to uninstall any software from the system, you have to click that program and need to click 'Remove'. There might be so many reasons due to which the 'Add/Remove programs' in the Windows stops working. Sometimes after installing Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6 the 'Add/Remove programs' tool in 'Control Panel' would not work. If there are any conflicts with software present in system that would also cause this issues. Infections from virus would sometimes cause the corruption of system files and would cause not working of 'Add/Remove programs'.
Below given points are the various tips to solve the not working of 'Add/Remove programs' in Windows:
- Solve issues with Internet Explorer
- System restore
- Other tips
Solve issues with Internet Explorer
In order to solve issues with Internet Explorer, try to reinstall Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6. There are also other tips to solve this issue. Start the system in 'Safe mode' by the pressing of 'F8' key in start up. Then try to log in by using the local administrator account. You would then see the dialogue box and this would tell that Windows is updating the System Services, browsing services etc. After logging, you could check that the symptoms do not occur again. Next, shut down and restart the system. Then log in as usual.
In order to solve the issue, you can also try System Restore. You have to click 'Start' and select 'Accessories' from 'All Programs'. In that, you would click the option named 'System Tools' and from that select 'System Restore'. You need to then restore the system to a point where these issues with 'Add/Remove programs'were not present. You have to then click 'Confirm' to restart the system to the settings which were present in the selected Restore point. This would solve the issue with 'Add/Remove programs'.
Since there might be problems from malware, you should also try to remove all these threats from the system. In order to do that you need to use the best Antivirus software and scan the system. If any threats are being found try to remove them from the system. If you are already using an antivirus, it might have issues with Windows. Sometimes due to its effect the 'Add/Remove programs's would not work. So you would disable that and check for the working of 'Add/Remove programs'. As another solution, you need to look for any of the corrupted system files and programs. You need to click 'Start' and type 'sfc /scannow' in 'Run' and press 'Enter'. If there are issues try to solve with Windows Installation CD.
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