Clear "Add/Remove Programs"
Posted on 2003-12-10
i know very little about Windows 2000 internal workings so my apologies if this is a stupid question.
I have a machine which had quite alot of visual basic dll's and visual basic active x exe's installed on it. These programs all appear in Add/Remove programs under administrative tools.
Unfortunately all of these programs have been deleted from the C:\Program Files. But they have not gone through proper uninstalls.
This means that all of the applications are still visible in Add/Remove programs despite not being present on the machine.
When i go to remove these from add/remove programs i get message "Could not open log file" and it gives the original address of the application log file (which has been manually deleted).
How can i clear add/Remove programs of these applications? Without having to reinstall windows 2000!