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Add Remove Programs list is blank -- Windows 2000

Usually It happens due to some virus activity or any corruption in system files. So when you go to Add Remove Programmes, It shows nothing but a blank space.

· To resolve this issue with Internet Explorer 6.0 installed, repair Internet Explorer 6.0:
Click Start, and then click Run.
Paste the following command in the Open box, and then click OK:
rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"
Because this command is case sensitive, you should copy the command, and then paste the command in the Open box.
· To resolve this issue with Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5 installed, repair Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5:
Click Start, and then click Run.
Paste the following command in the Open box, and then click OK:
rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"
Because this command is case sensitive, you should copy the command, and then paste the command in the Open box.

If the Add/Remove Programs tool still does not function properly, shows no content, or if you want to try to fix this issue without upgrading to later versions of Internet Explorer, check the following registry keys to make sure that they contain entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache
Note If the previous registry keys are blank, the Add/Remove Programs tool may also be blank.

Use the command line REGSVR32 [path\filename] to register each of the following files:

%systemroot%\System32\Appwiz.cpl
%systemroot%\System32\Mshtml.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Jscript.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Msi.dll
Program Files\Common Files\System\Ole DB\Oledb32.dll
Program Files\Common Files\System\Ado\Msado15.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Msdart32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Mshtmled.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Mswstr10.dll [not registerable]


If the Add/Remove Programs tool displays incomplete information or is blank, verify the file dates. Where possible, register the following files:

%systemroot%\System32\Gdi32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\User32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Msvcrt.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Ole32.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Shlwapi.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Imm32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Indicdll.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Urlmon.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Version.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Lz32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Comctl32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Clbcatq.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Oleaut32.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Mlang.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Shell32.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Shdoclc.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\NetapI32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Secur32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Netrap.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Samlib.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Ws2_32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Ws2help.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Wldap32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Dnsapi.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Wsock32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Plugin.ocx
%systemroot%\System32\Wininet.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Crypt32.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Msasn1.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Msls31.dll [not registerable]
%systemroot%\System32\Imgutil.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Cscui.dll
%systemroot%\System32\Cscdll.dll [not registerable]


Now Restart your system.. and Voila !!
Your problem is gone..

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