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I have tried to uninstall "Ati multimedia center" but it stop unexpectedly and there is no futher message or prompt to restart the system.
When I check Add/remove programs, the program is sill listed
The software is not working now, and when I try to reinstall it, it also stops halfway through.
I have also used norton systemworks to uninstal it but it didn't work either
I have managed to un/install other programs without any problems. only that program and another ATI program fail to uninstall.
I am always logged on as an administrator and am the only user of my pc.
Any Ideas ?
16 Dec 2004, 08:23 PM
Apparently you are not alone in having problems with that software...
...brings up a number of different pages with suggestions.
For example, if you upgraded the computer to Windows XP from ME or 98 you likely can't uninstall the product according to ATI...
Even Microsoft has some suggestions...
That, at least, should get you started.
I've used regcleaner and other registry cleaners. I've been on this website
ATI Catalyst Tweak Guide (http://www.tweakguides.com/ATICAT_4.html) and followed all the steps to remove all Ati software.i've also been on this site http://www.flexbeta.net/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t5132.html .I unplugged the remote control receiver as recommended. i can reinstall the display drivers and the control panel. the dvd decoder install appears to complete, but when I try to install the multimedia center, installation stops without warning during the "publishing product information stage"
I don't know why it stop, and the error ID in the applicaton event log is not in microsoft's database.
So i'm still stuck :mad:
Thanks to Daboss :D for suggesting Service Pack 2 as the possible cause. I thought about some software I had installed since my last Ati upgrade as the problem. Completely forgot about SP2 :eek: . I Uninstalled it before installing the Ati multimedia center. Everything worked fine. That was a week wasted thanks to bloody SP2 :mad:
16 Feb 2005, 03:14 AM
Download Advance Uninstaller from:
this program has a button which FORCES a program out of your Add/Remove section in Control Panel. Also does lots of other stuff.
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