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Unread 17-08-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
Anindya
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"Programs and Features" messed up

The list of my installed programs in the "Programs and Features" section of
Control Panel is messed up. Please have a look at this screen shot if you
don't know what I mean.
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9...eaturesax6.jpg

As you can see in the screen shot, the icons are all messed up and its
showing some programs that its not supposed to show. For example instead of
showing just Microsoft Office 2007 its showing all the programs of Office
2007 like Access, Excel, Groove and all that. Also all of them have the same
icon.

It was working fine recently. I don't know why its messed up now. Is there
any way I can fix this? Like rebuilding the list of installed programs or
something like that.
 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

You could try going back to a previous restore point and see if this
behaviour disappears.

"Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A63EED64-C490-459E-9B0C-399AB3303A48@microsoft.com...
> The list of my installed programs in the "Programs and Features" section
> of
> Control Panel is messed up. Please have a look at this screen shot if you
> don't know what I mean.
> http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9...eaturesax6.jpg
>
> As you can see in the screen shot, the icons are all messed up and its
> showing some programs that its not supposed to show. For example instead
> of
> showing just Microsoft Office 2007 its showing all the programs of Office
> 2007 like Access, Excel, Groove and all that. Also all of them have the
> same
> icon.
>
> It was working fine recently. I don't know why its messed up now. Is there
> any way I can fix this? Like rebuilding the list of installed programs or
> something like that.


 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
Anindya
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

Unfortunately I don't use system restore. It never works for me. In windows
xp whenever i tried to restore my system the restoration fails. So I have it
disabled even in Vista to save some disk space.

Any other solution?

"Mac" wrote:

> You could try going back to a previous restore point and see if this
> behaviour disappears.
>
> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A63EED64-C490-459E-9B0C-399AB3303A48@microsoft.com...
> > The list of my installed programs in the "Programs and Features" section
> > of
> > Control Panel is messed up. Please have a look at this screen shot if you
> > don't know what I mean.
> > http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9...eaturesax6.jpg
> >
> > As you can see in the screen shot, the icons are all messed up and its
> > showing some programs that its not supposed to show. For example instead
> > of
> > showing just Microsoft Office 2007 its showing all the programs of Office
> > 2007 like Access, Excel, Groove and all that. Also all of them have the
> > same
> > icon.
> >
> > It was working fine recently. I don't know why its messed up now. Is there
> > any way I can fix this? Like rebuilding the list of installed programs or
> > something like that.

>
>

 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

Not offhand - is this a annoyance or are you stopped from doing something?
Maybe a workaround to whatever you are trying to do?

What do you want to achieve?

"Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3F189994-340C-4831-87A1-EEAACAA8587D@microsoft.com...
> Unfortunately I don't use system restore. It never works for me. In
> windows
> xp whenever i tried to restore my system the restoration fails. So I have
> it
> disabled even in Vista to save some disk space.
>
> Any other solution?
>
> "Mac" wrote:
>
>> You could try going back to a previous restore point and see if this
>> behaviour disappears.
>>
>> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A63EED64-C490-459E-9B0C-399AB3303A48@microsoft.com...
>> > The list of my installed programs in the "Programs and Features"
>> > section
>> > of
>> > Control Panel is messed up. Please have a look at this screen shot if
>> > you
>> > don't know what I mean.
>> > http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9...eaturesax6.jpg
>> >
>> > As you can see in the screen shot, the icons are all messed up and its
>> > showing some programs that its not supposed to show. For example
>> > instead
>> > of
>> > showing just Microsoft Office 2007 its showing all the programs of
>> > Office
>> > 2007 like Access, Excel, Groove and all that. Also all of them have the
>> > same
>> > icon.
>> >
>> > It was working fine recently. I don't know why its messed up now. Is
>> > there
>> > any way I can fix this? Like rebuilding the list of installed programs
>> > or
>> > something like that.

>>
>>

 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:10 PM   #5
Anindya
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

I want to uninstall programs. LOL! I know I can do that using the program
uninstallers. But I also want the "Programs and Features" to function
correctly. I forgot to mention that some programs were missing from that list
and you can't see the "Uninstall" button on most of the items on that list.

I don't want a workaround, I just want it to function properly.

"Mac" wrote:

> Not offhand - is this a annoyance or are you stopped from doing something?
> Maybe a workaround to whatever you are trying to do?
>
> What do you want to achieve?
>
> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3F189994-340C-4831-87A1-EEAACAA8587D@microsoft.com...
> > Unfortunately I don't use system restore. It never works for me. In
> > windows
> > xp whenever i tried to restore my system the restoration fails. So I have
> > it
> > disabled even in Vista to save some disk space.
> >
> > Any other solution?
> >
> > "Mac" wrote:
> >
> >> You could try going back to a previous restore point and see if this
> >> behaviour disappears.
> >>
> >> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:A63EED64-C490-459E-9B0C-399AB3303A48@microsoft.com...
> >> > The list of my installed programs in the "Programs and Features"
> >> > section
> >> > of
> >> > Control Panel is messed up. Please have a look at this screen shot if
> >> > you
> >> > don't know what I mean.
> >> > http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9...eaturesax6.jpg
> >> >
> >> > As you can see in the screen shot, the icons are all messed up and its
> >> > showing some programs that its not supposed to show. For example
> >> > instead
> >> > of
> >> > showing just Microsoft Office 2007 its showing all the programs of
> >> > Office
> >> > 2007 like Access, Excel, Groove and all that. Also all of them have the
> >> > same
> >> > icon.
> >> >
> >> > It was working fine recently. I don't know why its messed up now. Is
> >> > there
> >> > any way I can fix this? Like rebuilding the list of installed programs
> >> > or
> >> > something like that.
> >>
> >>

 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

OK. We will need to dig deeper then.

What is the history of your machine and the current Vista install?

"Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8BB4D7FE-D766-4EFD-B876-33E3764CD69C@microsoft.com...
>I want to uninstall programs. LOL! I know I can do that using the program
> uninstallers. But I also want the "Programs and Features" to function
> correctly. I forgot to mention that some programs were missing from that
> list
> and you can't see the "Uninstall" button on most of the items on that
> list.
>
> I don't want a workaround, I just want it to function properly.
>
> "Mac" wrote:
>
>> Not offhand - is this a annoyance or are you stopped from doing
>> something?
>> Maybe a workaround to whatever you are trying to do?
>>
>> What do you want to achieve?
>>
>> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3F189994-340C-4831-87A1-EEAACAA8587D@microsoft.com...
>> > Unfortunately I don't use system restore. It never works for me. In
>> > windows
>> > xp whenever i tried to restore my system the restoration fails. So I
>> > have
>> > it
>> > disabled even in Vista to save some disk space.
>> >
>> > Any other solution?
>> >
>> > "Mac" wrote:
>> >
>> >> You could try going back to a previous restore point and see if this
>> >> behaviour disappears.
>> >>
>> >> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:A63EED64-C490-459E-9B0C-399AB3303A48@microsoft.com...
>> >> > The list of my installed programs in the "Programs and Features"
>> >> > section
>> >> > of
>> >> > Control Panel is messed up. Please have a look at this screen shot
>> >> > if
>> >> > you
>> >> > don't know what I mean.
>> >> > http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9...eaturesax6.jpg
>> >> >
>> >> > As you can see in the screen shot, the icons are all messed up and
>> >> > its
>> >> > showing some programs that its not supposed to show. For example
>> >> > instead
>> >> > of
>> >> > showing just Microsoft Office 2007 its showing all the programs of
>> >> > Office
>> >> > 2007 like Access, Excel, Groove and all that. Also all of them have
>> >> > the
>> >> > same
>> >> > icon.
>> >> >
>> >> > It was working fine recently. I don't know why its messed up now. Is
>> >> > there
>> >> > any way I can fix this? Like rebuilding the list of installed
>> >> > programs
>> >> > or
>> >> > something like that.
>> >>
>> >>

 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:17 PM   #7
Anindya
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

History? Its a new PC. Less than a month old. Its Windows Vista Ultimate 32
bit.

Isn't there any way to fix this problem?

I found a similar article but its about Windows XP.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/266668

But I see that the same registry keys are present in Vista too. But I am not
able to change one of them. It says that I don't have permission. Oh, and
the regsvr32 is not working either. It gives the message 'The module
"appwiz.cpl" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found.
Make sure that...'. It shows that message with all .dll files i have tried.

So what could be the problem? I upgraded my Nero 7 Premium day before
yesterday. Is it possible that the Nero installer messed it up? Cause there
is an entry in that list called "neroxml" and two "Nero 7 Premium" entries.
One works and the other one doesnt.

"Mac" wrote:

> OK. We will need to dig deeper then.
>
> What is the history of your machine and the current Vista install?

 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:19 PM   #8
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up


Hi Anindya,

You might run a sfc /SCANNOW to check and repair damaged system files.
It's worth a 10 minute check to see if it will help. Go to this link
for full details on it:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...les.html?ltr=S

Hope it helps,
Shawn


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Please post feedback to help others.
 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:19 PM   #9
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

Hahahahahahaha!

"Mac" wrote:

> OK. We will need to dig deeper then.
>
> What is the history of your machine and the current Vista install?
>
> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8BB4D7FE-D766-4EFD-B876-33E3764CD69C@microsoft.com...
> >I want to uninstall programs. LOL! I know I can do that using the program
> > uninstallers. But I also want the "Programs and Features" to function
> > correctly. I forgot to mention that some programs were missing from that
> > list
> > and you can't see the "Uninstall" button on most of the items on that
> > list.
> >
> > I don't want a workaround, I just want it to function properly.
> >
> > "Mac" wrote:
> >
> >> Not offhand - is this a annoyance or are you stopped from doing
> >> something?
> >> Maybe a workaround to whatever you are trying to do?
> >>
> >> What do you want to achieve?
> >>
> >> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:3F189994-340C-4831-87A1-EEAACAA8587D@microsoft.com...
> >> > Unfortunately I don't use system restore. It never works for me. In
> >> > windows
> >> > xp whenever i tried to restore my system the restoration fails. So I
> >> > have
> >> > it
> >> > disabled even in Vista to save some disk space.
> >> >
> >> > Any other solution?
> >> >
> >> > "Mac" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> You could try going back to a previous restore point and see if this
> >> >> behaviour disappears.
> >> >>
> >> >> "Anindya" <Anindya@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:A63EED64-C490-459E-9B0C-399AB3303A48@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > The list of my installed programs in the "Programs and Features"
> >> >> > section
> >> >> > of
> >> >> > Control Panel is messed up. Please have a look at this screen shot
> >> >> > if
> >> >> > you
> >> >> > don't know what I mean.
> >> >> > http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9...eaturesax6.jpg
> >> >> >
> >> >> > As you can see in the screen shot, the icons are all messed up and
> >> >> > its
> >> >> > showing some programs that its not supposed to show. For example
> >> >> > instead
> >> >> > of
> >> >> > showing just Microsoft Office 2007 its showing all the programs of
> >> >> > Office
> >> >> > 2007 like Access, Excel, Groove and all that. Also all of them have
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > same
> >> >> > icon.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > It was working fine recently. I don't know why its messed up now. Is
> >> >> > there
> >> >> > any way I can fix this? Like rebuilding the list of installed
> >> >> > programs
> >> >> > or
> >> >> > something like that.
> >> >>
> >> >>

 
Unread 17-08-2007, 02:31 PM   #10
Anindya
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Re: "Programs and Features" messed up

I already tried that yesterday. It didn't change a thing. I don't think any
system files are damaged. Probably some registry entries that are messed up.


"brink" wrote:

>
> Hi Anindya,
>
> You might run a sfc /SCANNOW to check and repair damaged system files.
> It's worth a 10 minute check to see if it will help. Go to this link
> for full details on it:
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...les.html?ltr=S
>
> Hope it helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
> '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
> Please post feedback to help others.
>

 
 

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