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Unread 20-11-2007, 04:52 AM   #1
Gary Karasik
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Add/remove: Please wait while the list is being populated

Hi,

Dell XP/SP2 workstation member of an SBS2K3/SP2 domain: When openins the
"Add or Remove Programs" applet, the applet indefinitely displays "Please
wait while the list is being populated...."

I have already tried REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.

Next step, please?

--

GaryK



 
Unread 20-11-2007, 04:53 AM   #2
Brian A.
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Re: Add/remove: Please wait while the list is being populated

"Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Dell XP/SP2 workstation member of an SBS2K3/SP2 domain: When openins the "Add or
> Remove Programs" applet, the applet indefinitely displays "Please wait while the
> list is being populated...."
>
> I have already tried REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.
>
> Next step, please?
>
> --
>
> GaryK
>
>
>


There is no next step unless it doesn't populate. The message "Please wait while
the list is being populated...." is not a problem with the system, it's normal and
the more the user has installed the longer it will take to populate the list.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


 
Unread 20-11-2007, 04:55 AM   #3
Gary Karasik
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Re: Add/remove: Please wait while the list is being populated

It didn't populate after forty-five minutes.

--

GaryK


"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:unKV5$hKIHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> "Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
> news:%23TikjygKIHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Dell XP/SP2 workstation member of an SBS2K3/SP2 domain: When openins the
>> "Add or Remove Programs" applet, the applet indefinitely displays "Please
>> wait while the list is being populated...."
>>
>> I have already tried REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.
>>
>> Next step, please?
>>
>> --
>>
>> GaryK
>>
>>
>>

>
> There is no next step unless it doesn't populate. The message "Please
> wait while the list is being populated...." is not a problem with the
> system, it's normal and the more the user has installed the longer it will
> take to populate the list.
>
> --
>
> Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>
> Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>



 
Unread 20-11-2007, 04:57 AM   #4
Ramesh, MS-MVP
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Re: Add/remove: Please wait while the list is being populated

Gary,

Is your system connected to a network, by chance? If so, what happens if you disable the network card temporarily, and run the Add or Remove Programs applet?

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message news:eG79FZkKIHA.2176@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
It didn't populate after forty-five minutes.

--

GaryK


"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:unKV5$hKIHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> "Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
> news:%23TikjygKIHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Dell XP/SP2 workstation member of an SBS2K3/SP2 domain: When openins the
>> "Add or Remove Programs" applet, the applet indefinitely displays "Please
>> wait while the list is being populated...."
>>
>> I have already tried REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.
>>
>> Next step, please?
>>
>> --
>>
>> GaryK
>>
>>
>>

>
> There is no next step unless it doesn't populate. The message "Please
> wait while the list is being populated...." is not a problem with the
> system, it's normal and the more the user has installed the longer it will
> take to populate the list.
>
> --
>
> Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>
> Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>



 
Unread 20-11-2007, 04:57 AM   #5
Brian A.
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Re: Add/remove: Please wait while the list is being populated

That's a bit tooooo looooong.
Do you have any background apps running that may be interfering with it? Try
shutting down any non-essential applications before running Add/Remove Programs to
see if things speed up. If it does, then one or more of the apps you shut down are
the problem or at least a part of it.
If it has a minimal pickup in population speed, boot to Safe Mode to run it and see
if it runs a bit better.
If it populates as expected you need to take a good look at what's really causing
the issue, Safe Mode loads the minimal amount of drivers and software that Windows
needs to operate.
The first thing you should do is check the system for anything that may be
installed without your knowledge that shouldn't be. If all goes well the next step
is to check which of your apps and/or hardware "may" be causing the problem.

How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353/en-us

How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434/en-us

How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560/en-us

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


"Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
news:eG79FZkKIHA.2176@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> It didn't populate after forty-five minutes.
>
> --
>
> GaryK
>
>
> "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
> news:unKV5$hKIHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> "Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23TikjygKIHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Dell XP/SP2 workstation member of an SBS2K3/SP2 domain: When openins the "Add or
>>> Remove Programs" applet, the applet indefinitely displays "Please wait while the
>>> list is being populated...."
>>>
>>> I have already tried REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.
>>>
>>> Next step, please?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> GaryK
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>> There is no next step unless it doesn't populate. The message "Please wait while
>> the list is being populated...." is not a problem with the system, it's normal and
>> the more the user has installed the longer it will take to populate the list.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
>> Conflicts start where information lacks.
>> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>>
>> Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>>
>>

>
>


 
Unread 20-11-2007, 04:58 AM   #6
Gary Karasik
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Re: Add/remove: Please wait while the list is being populated

Same problem in Safe mode.

--

GaryK


"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:uXDDiioKIHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> That's a bit tooooo looooong.
> Do you have any background apps running that may be interfering with it?
> Try shutting down any non-essential applications before running Add/Remove
> Programs to see if things speed up. If it does, then one or more of the
> apps you shut down are the problem or at least a part of it.
> If it has a minimal pickup in population speed, boot to Safe Mode to run
> it and see if it runs a bit better.
> If it populates as expected you need to take a good look at what's really
> causing the issue, Safe Mode loads the minimal amount of drivers and
> software that Windows needs to operate.
> The first thing you should do is check the system for anything that may
> be installed without your knowledge that shouldn't be. If all goes well
> the next step is to check which of your apps and/or hardware "may" be
> causing the problem.
>
> How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353/en-us
>
> How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434/en-us
>
> How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows
> XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560/en-us
>
> --
>
> Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>
> Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>
> "Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
> news:eG79FZkKIHA.2176@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> It didn't populate after forty-five minutes.
>>
>> --
>>
>> GaryK
>>
>>
>> "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
>> news:unKV5$hKIHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> "Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
>>> news:%23TikjygKIHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Dell XP/SP2 workstation member of an SBS2K3/SP2 domain: When openins
>>>> the "Add or Remove Programs" applet, the applet indefinitely displays
>>>> "Please wait while the list is being populated...."
>>>>
>>>> I have already tried REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.
>>>>
>>>> Next step, please?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> GaryK
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> There is no next step unless it doesn't populate. The message "Please
>>> wait while the list is being populated...." is not a problem with the
>>> system, it's normal and the more the user has installed the longer it
>>> will take to populate the list.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
>>> Conflicts start where information lacks.
>>> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>>>
>>> Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>



 
Unread 20-11-2007, 04:58 AM   #7
Gary Karasik
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Posts: n/a
Re: Add/remove: Please wait while the list is being populated

Same problem with NIC disabled.

--

GaryK


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u74flGoKIHA.2268@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
Gary,

Is your system connected to a network, by chance? If so, what happens if you
disable the network card temporarily, and run the Add or Remove Programs
applet?

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
news:eG79FZkKIHA.2176@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
It didn't populate after forty-five minutes.

--

GaryK


"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:unKV5$hKIHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> "Gary Karasik" <gkarasik@fea.net> wrote in message
> news:%23TikjygKIHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Dell XP/SP2 workstation member of an SBS2K3/SP2 domain: When openins the
>> "Add or Remove Programs" applet, the applet indefinitely displays "Please
>> wait while the list is being populated...."
>>
>> I have already tried REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL.
>>
>> Next step, please?
>>
>> --
>>
>> GaryK
>>
>>
>>

>
> There is no next step unless it doesn't populate. The message "Please
> wait while the list is being populated...." is not a problem with the
> system, it's normal and the more the user has installed the longer it will
> take to populate the list.
>
> --
>
> Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>
> Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>




 
 

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