View Full Version : windows xp "add/remove programs" blocks problem... help me out
17th January 2005, 02:12
this probably is not the best website for windows xp problems. but it will have to work
on the add/remove programs list, it has normal entries and then a shitload of black blocks
(see the pictures)
I would like to know how to remove them
17th January 2005, 02:25
not sure if that picture works... said something about it too big
this one should work, not as good quality but you can get the idea
17th January 2005, 02:39
Why does it seems that You made them on paint ?! Is it just me or the whole pic is out of focus, weird and so, and the black squares are not .... ?
I've been using WinXP for long, and that never happened to me. PLz, specify everything about your OS, and maybe your PC.
Sorry if I'm wrong on that ! :P
17th January 2005, 02:50
well major, I took them with print screen, moved to paint, and had to shrink down to get the size requirement
I guess I could get another pick, just 1 instead of top and bottom, that might work out better
microsoft windows xp
service pack 2
17th January 2005, 02:56
a better pic
17th January 2005, 04:10
i've been using XP for a while now and i've never had nor heard of that before. i'm not sure how you'd fix it though. atmo probably would know.
17th January 2005, 05:37
have you tried a repair install
18th January 2005, 01:03
BTW, have you tried AntiVirus, AntiSpywares and so ?! If not, PLZ, try
18th January 2005, 02:02
If i understand... your XP get blocked when trying to generate the list of installed software that can be removed, right?
Well, maybe you ahev a slow machine and maybe a lot of software installed. This is just a problem of getting bussy the application doing something that freezes it because its a lot of work for the speed of your computer.
Try to shut down your PC, wait a few seconds, start it, shut down all the software running (even the ones that are beside the clock), dont open office or that kind of heavy software... then try to use the same panel.
If this DOSENT works, the try to check what software are running at start up (see the registry or if you dont know how to do it, use some software to do it) and get out everything that its not really needed.
The last possibility is that maybe you have some spyware or virus that are using all your CPU and making your PC so slow.
Did you feel slow your machine?
18th January 2005, 02:10
I work on a slow machine and weird stuff like that happens once in a while. However, I doubt this is the case because you probably would not be able to get a screenshot of the effect if its just from a lack of CPU resourcs to render it. Along those lines, do you have an onboard video card?
18th January 2005, 03:03
its not a graphical problem I think. because there is about a shitload of them in scroll, and its almost like its alphabetical because they are not at top or bottom when sorted by name. and the bad part is... I think they are about 20 megs each (sort by size, see where they fall) I do have onboard video card, but I use a different one (I have heard this can be conflict)(but I dont think its graphical) I have avast antivirus(its got a cool before logon screen scan, I did that too), ran spybot S&D. nothing.
18th January 2005, 03:09
= laggy-ness computer slow :)
18th January 2005, 04:01
Originally posted by MaTTFURY
= laggy-ness computer slow :)
18th January 2005, 04:31
give me the specs of your computer sounds good :)
18th January 2005, 04:39
windows xp sp 2
75 GB hard drive, 21 GB used
18th January 2005, 05:22
heh i don't know, ill look into it ;)
18th January 2005, 08:49
hahahaha, all grown up now...
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