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Uninstall Errors, And Ways To Repair Them

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By : Brian Williams    29 or more times read
Submitted 2008-07-18 00:00:00
With the Windows operating system, uninstall errors may appear frequently. When you install a program on your PC and then remove it, unfortunately many times fragments of the program are left in the system registry. This may lead to many problems, including uninstall errors, a slow system, crashes, a frequent need for rebooting, and many more. There are some things you can do to prevent these uninstall errors, and these steps will also make your computer faster and more efficient at the same time.

Uninstall errors may occur if the program has already been removed, or if your system believes that it has. I have tried to uninstall a program just to have my PC tell me the program was missing, yet I could find the file with no problem. In this instance, manually remove the program instead of using the Add/Remove program interface. This step may leave file fragments in the registry as well, but the main portion of the program will be removed. Using the Add/Remove program function should be used if possible, however some errors make this option unavailable.

Uninstall errors And What You Can Do About Them

Use an anti virus program along with an anti spyware program, to keep your PC safe and secure. This step will also get rid of some of the error messages you may be seeing. Electronic infections can pose a serious threat to the security and stability of your system, and this can lead to more errors, including uninstall errors. Keep the software programs current with updates from the manufacturer, so that you are protected completely from the newest threats. Make sure to scan your computer regularly, preferably at least once a day.

Use care when downloading files online. Many files available on the Internet may be infected or contain corrupt areas, and they can harm your system and cause error messages to appear. Only download and run files that are verified and available from a site that is trusted. This will save you a lot of trouble and aggravation, and keep your PC secure. It is also advisable to limit the number of windows or applications open to one, because running multiple applications or having multiple windows open will slow down your system and may cause uninstall error messages to appear.

A registry cleaner will eliminate error messages from almost any source, including uninstall errors. The registry is crucial to your system, and it contains all the entries and keys for your operating system as well as all the programs installed. Sometimes fragments from removed programs may clutter up the registry, causing errors to happen, and cleaning the registry will prevent this problem. If you want to spend weeks manually editing the registry it can be done, but the time and risks involved make this a bad idea.

Using a registry cleaner will greatly improve the speed and performance of your system, while keeping the registry clean and the error messages from occurring. With these software programs, it takes just minutes usually to clean your registry and improve your system, and there are none of the serious risks involved. You can stop uninstall errors once and for all.
Author Resource:- Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit
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