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Anonymous
July 25, 2005 4:13:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I'm running Windows XP PRO and in the "ADD/REMOVE programs section there are
a few programs listed and there are pages and pages of blank space that I
must scroll through to get to the rest of the programs listed. This computer
is also very slow on startup and to open programs. I have always used Norton
anti-virus and kept it up to date. I also use three different anti-spywares
including the Microsoft Beta.

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Anonymous
July 25, 2005 5:33:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Do the programs end at particular letter in the alphabet? A maybe? If so,
you may have a huge white space, scroll down in Add or Remove Programs to
see if this is the problem.

If it is...

Courtesy of Kelly
Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP-Shell/User
2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

Add or Remove - White Space
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm#ws

[[This is generally due to the DisplayIcon having a negative number. From
here you can either remove the negative number or remove the last
application listed:
Start/Run/Regedit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{} ]]

AutoCad Fix
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/autocadaddre...

Autodesk Land Desktop 3 Fix
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/autodesk-lan...

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I have AutoCAD LT 2000i. The white space in Add or Remove Programs usually
shows up after the AutoCAD LT 2000i listing. If you want to tweak the
registry...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
{5783F2D7-0065-0409-0000-0060B0CE6BBA}
Value Name: DisplayIcon
Value Type: REG_SZ
Value Data: C:\Program Files\AutoCAD LT 2000i\aclt.exe,-1

Notice the aclt.exe,-1?? You can change it to read aclt.exe,1

Or you can run one of the fixes. I have both autocadaddremovefix.zip &
autodesk-landdesktop3-addremovefix.zip. They both include icons.
autocadaddremovefix.vbs is the one that works for me. It's easier to use
the fix than changing the -1.

I get the white space in Add or Remove Programs every time that I add or
remove a program. It isn't always AutoCAD LT that has the white space after
it, sometimes it's another program. At any rate, one of the fixes will
work. Until the next time. ;-)

autocadaddremovefix.vbs adds an autocad.ico icon to the %systemroot%\web
folder. It also adds this to the registry >>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
{5783F2D7-0101-0409-0000-0060B0CE6BBA}
Value Name: DisplayIcon
Value Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Value Data: %systemroot%\web\autocad.ico

autodesk-landdesktop3-addremovefix.vbs adds an acad.ico icon to the
%systemroot%\web folder. It also adds this to the registry >>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
{5783F2D7-0138-0409-0000-0060B0CE6BBA}
Value Name: DisplayIcon
Value Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Value Data: %systemroot%\web\acad.ico
-----
***
From snowman...
AutoCAD 2002 is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
{5783F2D7-0101-0409-0000-0060B0CE6BBA}
-----
***
From anonymous poster...

One application causes the problem for me. I just removed the reference to
that program in regedit and the black spot dissapeared.
-----

From...
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

[[Here is a script which lists all the negative icon references and sends
them
to a log file
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/ARPNegCheck.vbs

Download the VBScript and run it. When you see the log file, copy the
contents and paste them here.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:C4470A9C-F548-46E4-91F4-4467A39AF2AD@microsoft.com,
j.baum <j.baum@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I'm running Windows XP PRO and in the "ADD/REMOVE programs section there
> are a few programs listed and there are pages and pages of blank space
> that I must scroll through to get to the rest of the programs listed.
> This computer is also very slow on startup and to open programs. I have
> always used Norton anti-virus and kept it up to date. I also use three
> different anti-spywares including the Microsoft Beta.
September 4, 2009 4:49:09 AM

I had the same problem until last night!

Do a search for RemoveWhitespaceFromAddRemovePrograms

Download the FREE, tiny program from Christensen Software

Put it on C: drive

Run it

NO MORE EMPTY WHITE SPACES!!!


Take care.....

D.
!