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Add / Remove doesn't seem to work...

I have a PDC running Windows 2000 Advanced Server.  And for some reason, the ADD / REMOVE Software doesn't seem to work.

Each time I press it... it just sits there.  There are no profiles being run to disable it.  And when you press it, you can see that it loads up mshta.exe in the processes.  But it just sits there...

Anyone know what's happening?  I need to uninstall some software...
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GUEENCommented:
Go to start |  run  and type
SFC /PURGECACHE
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GUEENCommented:
after you run the purgecache switch run this:
SFC /SCANNOW
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SysExpertCommented:
In addition, make sure you have sp2 installed, and check all your event logs !

I hope this helps !
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msctecCommented:
Hmmmm - you can't have Windows 2000 PDC ?
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HousenetCommented:
AAmante I've seen & repaired this problem once before..
-I'm not sure what causes it.
here is what I tried..
-Click on add/remove.. go to processes & change the priority of mshta.exe to real time.. no effect.
-Replace mshta.exe ..no effect.
-re-install service pack 2.. no effect.

-Insert server CD.. choose repair (automatic, no need to worry about selecting options)
-Test.. Working fine.
-Reinstall SP2.. Still ok.

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AAmanteAuthor Commented:
Will repairing from CD reset any other settings I've already implemented?

If not... I'll give it a try.
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larezCommented:
If you're still having the problem, upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer. (use Windows Update) That will fix it.

Larez
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GUEENCommented:
Larez,
You've been around since 1997 so you know better then to propose an answer here.
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larezCommented:
oops, sorry. i actually haven't used this website in a couple of years. i assume your comment refers to the fact that the question was asked last year - I am just noticing this now... do you know how to withdraw and answer, can't figure out how to.
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GUEENCommented:
OOh I didn't even notice the question was asked last year!
Don't worry about it Larez.
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GUEENCommented:
on the win2K computer start |  run   mmc
add the local computer policy snapin
then go to Local computer policy/windows settings/security settings/local policies/user rights assignemtns/log on locally/add user or group here
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GUEENCommented:
save the MMC as console1
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GUEENCommented:
wrong queue!
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Computer101Commented:
Hello all,
I am Computer101, a moderator from Experts-Exchange. This question has been open a long time.  What I am going to do is allow feedback from the questioner and experts or hope that the questioner comes back to close this question.  If it is not resolved, I will delete or accept an answer based on the info I have been given, Experts, feel free to offer input.  I will monitor these questions for a period of 5-7 days and come back and evaluate.  

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pbryanCommented:
I had the same problem....it fixed itself when I installed IE6
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SpideyModCommented:
PAQ'd and all 100 points forfeited.

SpideyMod
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GUEENCommented:
all 100 points forfeited?
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SpideyModCommented:
New terminology being used = NOT refunded.
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GUEENCommented:
>>New terminology being used = NOT refunded.
expound upon this concept please...
<IB shek>
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SpideyModCommented:
shek,
Expounding: There is a plethora of words available in the English language.  Wonderful, zip-zab-fabulous words.  I have chosen to substitute the old 2 words with a single word that sums up what transpired.  The questioner gave up their points twice; once when they received a potential solution to the problem, and once when the failed to close the question as reminded by C101.  In addition, the experts denied all claims to the points twice;  once when the questioner posted a follow-up question that remained unanswered for 7 months and once when they failed to respond to C101's cleanup request.  Therefore everybody on this thread failed to establish their claim to the points.  Forfetited was chosen because it seems to match the scenario very well.  Everybody seemed to burn up the deeds to the points here.  

Just as easily, I could have chosen any phrases/words from the following list:

PAQ'd and points....
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I'm sure there's plenty more, but I've got some 6,000 locked questions to deal with and in the time I spent dealing with this question, I could have take care of at least 10 of them. ;P

Have a good day

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