Trying Uninstall Programme

  mark3986 03:01 31 Oct 10

Hi Im trying uninstall a programme but it keeps saying error reading setup initalization file ive tried really downloading and uninstalling it but it still comes up with that message

  gengiscant 05:20 31 Oct 10

You do not say what program you are having problems removing,helpful to know.
You might try 'Revo uninstaller' click here very useful bit of software.

  Diemmess 08:31 31 Oct 10

Some programs, particularly oldish ones will not uninstall by normal methods.

Norton protection software for example, needs a special program which is downloaded from their site.

Others may have become damaged and the unistall process is halted when the process cannot find some component which it requires to be able to continue.
In this case first reinstall it and only when the program is set up and integrated as normal, will the uninstall process go through.

If I remove something and want to be sure all refs have been cleared, I run CCleaner specifying "Issues." This clears abandoned and any irrelevant lines in the registry.

As gengiscant has asked......
Please name the program you are trying to uninstall?
This could be the major factor.

  mark3986 10:35 31 Oct 10

Hi its Hp Media Smart DVD

  Diemmess 11:35 31 Oct 10

Try installing again from the DVD, then uninstall once more (with a reboot) after each move.
Other than that, you might receive help from the HP site?

CCleaner I mentioned before offers the opportunity to uninstall selected applications (similar to Control Panel > Add/Remove Applications)

  mark3986 14:47 31 Oct 10

I havnt got a disk with the 64bit drivers mate as laptop was 32 bit

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