How to Fix Uninstalled Program Errors?
Uninstalled application errors are very annoying since you have uninstalled the application for the reason that you wanted it out of your computer. Despite the fact that you have succeeded in removing the unwanted applications, error messages like file not found or missing DLL (dynamic link-library) files are regular.
Often times, the repair is as easy as reinstalling the application and then uninstalling it once more. Other times, you will be required to do several more steps.
One reason why uninstalled applications cause a lot of issues is directly associated to the annoying prompt that is asking you if you would like to remove the shared documents that are no longer necessary. Although the uninstaller tool may assume that these pieces of shared data are not needed by other applications, typically they are needed. If you allow the uninstaller to delete these files, your computer will display errors when another application needs them and cannot locate them.
The easiest and most simple repair for this kind of uninstalled application error is to reinstall the original application. This will reinstall the shared documents so that the other applications can work once again. The moment it is reinstalled, you can then setup the application once again. At this point, be sure to leave those shared documents behind.
The System Restore is another choice that most of the time functions by assuring that you have an accessible restore point from before the uninstall procedure. Place the cursor on the Start menu, then click on "programs," then "accessories" then "system tools" then click on "system restore." You will be asked to choose a restore point from before the problems started.
After you have uninstalled the application, it is not uncommon for leftover parts to stay behind as the uninstallers most of the time miss the Windows database entries. When the application is not totally erased, these partial directions can generate the errors. For instance, if an entry commands Windows to load the application automatically at Startup, Windows will try to do so. Because the application has been uninstalled, Windows is not going to be able to load it. Hence, you will get the error message that your file or program was not found.
In this situation, deleting the Windows database entries that are sending Windows on a wild chase is the repair. However, Windows database modifications are tremendously risky and there is no all-in-one solution for all of the uninstalled applications. The registry editing tools are basically the best utility to use when this happens.
If the error message "program not found" is associated with the Windows startup, another choice is to use the System Configuration tool and delete the applications from the Startup list.
Here are the steps on how to do this:
- Place the cursor on the Start menu then click on "Run."
- In the open box, type msconfig
- Heat the enter key
- Click on the startup tab
- Delete all of the uninstalled applications from the Startup list
- Place the cursor on the Start menu then click on "shut down." After that, click on "restart."