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Program not working correctly, but can't uninstall/reinstall

Q: Program not working correctly, but can't uninstall/reinstall


I've used a program/browser plug in called DivX for a long time now, and have always loved its simplicity, but since I had to reinstall my operating system, I've been having problems getting it to work after installing it.

Basically, when I try and view a divx video in a browser, it makes the browser crash, so obviously something is wrong, however when I try and uninstall it, the progress bar just doesnt move :S and I cant run the initial setup again because it doesnt have a repair option.

I can't system restore because I've installed loads of other things since.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix this problem?

Many Thanks

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A: Program not working correctly, but can't uninstall/reinstall

Try VLC or Media Player Classic.
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A:How to correctly uninstall a preintalled antivirus program

May be best to uninstall with "Revo Uninstaller" and let it clean leftovers. Before uninstalling, first disable it from auto start and it's service.
Another way (I'm not sure how effective it is ) McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool Download
Some of those AVs are really stubborn to uninstall. Just for safety, clean up any leftovers and and registry.
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If you uninstall a program like mcafee, how do you reinstall it?

A:How do you uninstall and reinstall a program?


With a program such as McAfee, make sure you have the product key (and remember, McAfee product keys expire), you then have to use the CD that got sent with your computer, or download a trial version from the McAfee site and then enter your product key.

Hope this helps,

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A:A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.

Quote: Originally Posted by warreng

This problem exists with only a handful of programs, the main one being Serif applications and in my case Serif Webplus X4 which is a cerified Windows 7 compatible program. For example; On successful installation I try to launch the program and the following box appears saying: Serif WebPlus X4 has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program.

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Hope someone can help.


what does it say in event viewer? Type eventvwr in search. go to the windows log>application tab. Look for critical errors (they have red in the left column) . Look for errors that have app hang, or app crash, etc in them.

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A:a problem caused the program to stop working correctly

Hello weskoz, and welcome to Sevenforums!

Are you able to uninstall/reinstall it (Pro Tools MP from Digidesign)?
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From where did you download the game?
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A:A problem caused the program to stop working correctly....

Hello and Welcome to TSF

The Firefox crashes article has some information and things to try.

Run the System File Checker
Click Start/ All Programs/ Accessories
Right click on the Command Prompt option, on the drop down menu which appears, click on the Run as Administrator option
If you haven?t disabled User Account Control (and you shouldn?t!) you will be asked for authorisation. Click the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password.

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A:A problem caused the program to stop working correctly

Is the program Windows 8 compatible and is it the application or your browser giving you this message? Usually it is the browser that issues this message.
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A:A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.

See if it works with a clean boot
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Here is the technial information website:

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Allow us to remove apps from Windows Store "My apps", sometimes you try an app and never want to install it again, rather than be constantly reminded it still exists. See link below.

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Welcome to TSG!

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Welcome to Seven forums lauriek. In my sig below is a link for Revo Uninstaller Download it and run it. A window will open with all the programs it finds. It may find Intellipoint and remove it for you.
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You could give this a try:

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ZoneAlarm Pro 5.0+ has some issues still. In fact, ever since 5.0 their program has caused problems; (e.g., not able to access Internet Browsers and IMs), regardless of SP1 or SP2. We had ZA Pro since its inception, but unfortunately had to get rid of it and request a refund...which we recieved. Personally, Symantec (Norton Internet Security Professional) is the way to go. Remember, you should {only use one firewall} whether you are using the ZA Pro's firewall, or NISP's firewall! This means, you don't need SP1 XP's or SP2's XP firewall operational.

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6. Expand the "Software" key, and repeat steps 3, 4 for "Classes"
7. Expand the "Classes" key, and repeat steps 3, 4 for "Installer"
8. If you have made any changes in steps 1 through 7, skip to step 10. If you did not make any changes, continue with step 9.
9. Open the "Classes" key, and click on "Installer" . In the menu, click "Security", "Permissions." Click the button marked "Advanced." Check "Reset Permissions on all child objects.", then click OK
10. Close the registry editor
11. Reboot the computer
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