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I have windows 2000 server with all the service patches instaled and i want to remove some programs. when i go to control panetl i cannot get the dialog box for add-reomve i double click on it and the program does not come to add reomove the application kindly help how to go about this problme could there be a virus? or some files corupt.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Add Remove in win2k

did u c this? if sfc won't fix they want you to do an 'inplace' upgrade, which the couple times i did it was pretty painless. from support.microsoft.com
Cannot open Add/Remove Programs in Windows 2000
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Article ID : 329862
Last Review : March 29, 2005
Revision : 3.0
This article was previously published under Q329862
SYMPTOMS
When you try to open the Add/Remove Programs utility in Microsoft Windows 2000, it does not open, and you do not receive an error message, or you receive the following error message:
Error: Error loading type library/DLL
When you try to re-register any .dll file, you may receive the following error message:
Error: 0x80029C4A (TYPE_E_CANTLOADLIBRARY): Error loading type library/DLL
In Windows Task Manager, the process for the Add/Remove Programs utility (Mshta.exe) is listed among the currently running processes.
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by sgt_shultz In reply to

CAUSE
This issue may occur if a Windows system file is missing or corrupted.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use the Windows System File Checker tool (Sfc.exe) to clear the file cache and to replace protected system files with their correct versions. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
3. In the Command window, type sfc /purgecache, and then press ENTER.
4. In the Command window, type sfc /scannow, and then press ENTER.

A Windows File Protection window appears, displaying the progress of the file system scan.

Note You may be prompted for your Windows 2000 CD-ROM. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then click Retry.
5. After the scan has completed, remove the Windows 2000 CD-ROM from the disc drive, and then restart your computer.
If this procedure does not resolve this issue, perform an in-place upgrade. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
292175 How to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000

MORE INFORMATION
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265829 Add\Remove Programs tool may not work after installing Internet Explorer 5.5 or Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 2000

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by Lameei In reply to Add Remove in win2k

Dear friend
I don'n knoe if you find the Add/remove button in control panel or not?But if you dont see it try to installl the IE (the last version is recommeded)and I think you will not face it again.But if the program is not in the list of the Add/remove section you need to use a third party Add/remove program that there is so many of them available.
have nice time

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by Navy Moose In reply to Add Remove in win2k

I had a very similar problem with a Dell Power Edge 2450 running Windows 2000 Standard SP3. I could double click on add / remove programs and there would be nothing in the field.

I called Dell support and we tried a few things, unfortunately I can not remember what. The problem did not resolve it self. We came to the conclusion the only fix was to **** it away and build new. This server has subsequentially been retired.

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by dustyD In reply to Add Remove in win2k

Have the program files/folders been deleted?

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