Unable to Install or Uninstall any Software/Components

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by shayaan01, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. shayaan01

    shayaan01

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    My computer got some kind of virus weeks ago which altered my Admin account or something; I am not able to launch anything from the "Administrative Tools"; cannot Install a new software or Uninstall an existing software from"Programs and Features".

    Error - Programs and Features
    "An error occurred while trying to uninstall Canon MP830. It may have already been uninstalled"
    The same error for every software.

    Error - Administrative Tools
    "The service cannot be started,either because it is disabled or it has no enabled devices associated with it."
    The same error for every tool.

    Also,not been able to see any user accounts under "User Accounts";won't let me click the option.
     
    shayaan01, Jun 22, 2016
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    Touko White

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    try running in safe mode first it might not affect it there
     
    Touko White, Jun 22, 2016
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    shayaan01

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    It was already done with no luck!
     
    shayaan01, Jun 23, 2016
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    Elizabeth23

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    your best bet is to wipe the harddrive and reinstall xp, :)
     
    Elizabeth23, Jun 23, 2016
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    I second this. It might sound crude, but the best way to defeat any system infection is to wipe it clean.
     
    eatup, Jun 23, 2016
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