Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 10, 2016, 04:04:43 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 29699
  • Latest: mat882
  • Total Posts: 704771
  • Total Topics: 56109
  • Online Today: 271
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Computer Question  (Read 1718 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Dan J.

  • Guest
Computer Question
« on: November 25, 2007, 01:30:27 AM »
I have removed several programs on my computer. The desktop icons are gone but the programs are still listed in Add/Remove Programs. When I try to remove the program there I get a message box with " Could not open INSTALL.LOG file. What do I do? I have reinstalled and then removed the programs 2 times and still get the same message.

Offline J.R.E.

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,498
  • Joined Dec-2003 Living positive, since 1985.
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 04:55:27 AM »

You may want to try removing those programs in "Safe mode". in order to get to safe mode, you need to reboot the computer and press the F-8 key just before windows boots up. If you don't hit the F-8 key at the right time, you will have to reboot until you time it properly. Once in safe mode, go to ADD/REMOVE programs and try removing those programs again.

Good luck !

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline Cliff

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,645
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 05:59:10 AM »
They must still be in your registry file.  If your comfortable with editing your registry file (regit), you can do that.  But it's not recommended because it can really screw up your computer if you delete the wrong file.

Offline John2038

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,529
  • Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
    • HIV Research News (Twitter)
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007, 06:27:54 AM »
Try to create an empty install INSTALL.LOG file.

Also, you might want to download free trial such as Registry Mechanics or Norton Disk Doctor.

Otherwise, you can try the manual approach recommended above.

Offline Joe K

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 5,820
  • 31 Years Poz
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 09:08:14 AM »

Since you removed the programs through the add/remove panel, those programs are gone.  The issue is that the add/remove panel isn't reflecting that you have removed those programs but nothing more.  The programs are still gone, so just ignore those listings in the add/remove panel when you see them.  About the only way to adjust the add/remove panel is by using a Microsoft Power Toy called Tweakui, which you can download for free and it has a control panel section that allows you to remove entries in the add/remove panel.

Personally, I'd forget about it, the programs are gone and that is what you wanted.

Offline cayucosguy

  • Member
  • Posts: 133
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 11:06:02 AM »
I second what killfoile has to say.  You know they're gone, so it's not a big deal.

If it really bothers you that they are still listed, go the TweakUI route.  It is much simpler that editing the registry and much less chance of accidentally f'ing up the whole operating system.

I'm a geek for the State of CA, so if you ever need any help, just PM or IM me and I can help you through the steps.


Offline Life

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,389
  • Member 2005
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 11:27:13 AM »
Reformat the hard drive and start over....  ;)


Offline dgr20002

  • Member
  • Posts: 288
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 01:17:24 PM »
I have had this happen too and in my case it was because I deleted the files and or folders using the delete key instead of deleting them using the add remove software thingy that you mention. So what happens when you manually delete stuff with the delete key, is that you delete all the files that include the install logs for those programs and the add remove thingy isn't updated. Then you go back to use the add remove thingy and it thinks they are still there but they are not.

Just don't worry about it.


Offline Life

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,389
  • Member 2005
Re: Computer Question
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007, 02:05:06 PM »

buy a new computer and give the bitches staying with you the old one...  ;)



Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.