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Reekris

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#1 12 years ago

One of my games (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion) got messed up.. I suspect some conflicts with mods and such.. (deleting mods didn't heep though).. anyway! When I try to uninstall it through Add/remove Programs I get two errors: error1.jpg Then error2.jpg Obviously, I don't know what this means or what to do. The only things I can think of are, system restore (really don't want to do that), or manually delete the folders and such. So is there a way to fix this so I can uninstall properly, or do I need to manually do it? If I need to do it manually I need.. a walkthrough basically :p I know there's more to it than just deleting the folder in Program Files. Some thing with the registry? Thanks for any and all help.




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#2 12 years ago

If the normal un-install doesn't work you can try to use the un-install from windows (start, settings, software - add/remove). If that doesn't work, re-install the game and uninstall. If you still aren't lucky you can just delete the folder manually, as well as the folder in your start-menu. There will be a few registry-keys remaining in this case, but that's not so bad. If you really want to get rid of them as well open your registry with "regedit" and search for Oblivion folders and keys containing "oblivion". Delete them, but only after you exported the registry and learned how to import it in case you screw something up (which happens easily if you don't know exactly what you are doing).




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#3 12 years ago

This exact problem happened to me, I believe it's a bug in the Oblivion installer. Re-installing and then uninstalling fixed it IIRC...




Reekris

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#4 12 years ago

Alright.. I opened the setup directly from the CD (in Explorer) and am reinstalling now..

Yep, it worked :)

Thanks guys.




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#5 12 years ago

rebel ... get a program called regscrub, latest version 3.5 i believe. Use that to clean out your reg man .




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#6 12 years ago

usually it helps to re-install then uninstall, but for fu true www .downloads.com *which is a trusted site for microsoft* has lots of un-installers for stubbon games and files and such




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#7 12 years ago
basketballstarz;3247726*which is a trusted site for microsoft*

Does that part of what you said have any secondary connotations? The way you put it makes it seem like it might.