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Windows 7: Pesky Pop-Up Failed Program Install/Uninstall Screens On Windows 7

03 Mar 2019   #1
malletKATman

Windows 7 PRO SP-1 64-Bit
 
 
Pesky Pop-Up Failed Program Install/Uninstall Screens On Windows 7

I have pesky detritus remaining from a failed app install and a different app failed uninstall that plague me at system startup and at other times periodically on my Windows 7 SP1 PRO 64-Bit system. I’ve searched around online to find out what I would have to manually delete in folders and/or the Registry to get rid of this junk whose efficacy has long disappeared. Any suggestions as to what I should do?

The first picture is for a Realtek Hi-Def Audio driver that was long ago replaced, but still this ancient installation failure crops up at every system startup.

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The second problem is for a SEIKO EPSON available app update checker that I no longer use, whose SEIKO-written Uninstall run fails because it’s Setup.msi file went missing, probably when the first Uninstall attempt failed.

see attachment Picture 2

After clicking on “Uninstall”:

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Of course the E:\Users\Dick\AppData\Local\Temp\EPSOSNAV_Ter… folder has long ago disappeared. I cannot get any help from SEIKO EPSON. A periodic pop-up screen now occurs telling me I must update this product before I can use it. Instead I’d just like to kill enough of it that its periodic "Update" pop-up screen never appears again. I can get rid of its C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) content on my own.




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03 Mar 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hello-

Run msconfig.exe. Are any of these products listed in Services and/or Startup tabs?

Sometimes, if you can't uninstall something because a uninstaller is not available, just reinstall it and then try the uninstall.

You could also run regedit.exe and search for the problem software and delete it there. There may be multiple places to delete it because the installers and products are given class IDs.
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04 Mar 2019   #3
malletKATman

Windows 7 PRO SP-1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks again, wither 2. I'm actually working this problem on Sysnative with John Griffiths, no less. He has advised me not to make changes for this problem while softwaremaniac is actively pursuing my Windows Update problems. Piggy of me to co-opt resources on both forum sites to see which would answer first. I think I better stay with just one expert at the wheel, but I appreciate all your efforts on my behalf to date. You can follow the Sysnative thread on Pesky Pop-Up Failed Program Install/Uninstall Screens On Windows 7 | Sysnative Forums if you wish.
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04 Mar 2019   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Okay but I wouldn't think these pop-ups would be related to your other problem.

Maybe you would let us know here how you got them to stop after working with Sysnative.
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04 Mar 2019   #5
malletKATman

Windows 7 PRO SP-1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Okay but I wouldn't think these pop-ups would be related to your other problem.

Maybe you would let us know here how you got them to stop after working with Sysnative.
Indeed I will post the solution, or lack therein, on this thread when I close it.

To date the suggestions have been to use the latest Auroruns Sysinternals program written by Mark Russinovich. It identified some auto-started processes that have missing files, most likely caused by the faulty cleanup after the failed Realtek Audio driver install and the failed Seiko Software Updater uninstall. The entries could not be deleted because the unstoppable Task Scheduler Service has a lock on the files, but they could be – and were – disabled. That did not help – the Installer pop-ups continue.

Changes to the system for this problem are on hiatus until the much more important Windows Update problems I have are cleared up.
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06 Mar 2019   #6
Muted

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Hello-

Run msconfig.exe. Are any of these products listed in Services and/or Startup tabs?

Sometimes, if you can't uninstall something because a uninstaller is not available, just reinstall it and then try the uninstall.

You could also run regedit.exe and search for the problem software and delete it there. There may be multiple places to delete it because the installers and products are given class IDs.
This is where CCleaner comes in handy! Minus the lack of a regedit seeker (alternative to Windows' natively provided one).
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06 Mar 2019   #7
malletKATman

Windows 7 PRO SP-1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muted View Post
This is where CCleaner comes in handy! Minus the lack of a regedit seeker (alternative to Windows' natively provided one).
Thanks for the info. Registry seeking and cleaning is being actively pursued by people working this problem on the Sysnative forum using other tools. (It was probably bad form of me to submit this problem to more than one forum at a time.)

However, there a lot of opinion that registry cleaners are inherently dangerous. I'm not familiar with CCleaner, and anyway I can't be modifying my registry right now while other techs are handing me apps and scripts to analyze and modify it.
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13 Mar 2019   #8
malletKATman

Windows 7 PRO SP-1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Okay but I wouldn't think these pop-ups would be related to your other problem.

Maybe you would let us know here how you got them to stop after working with Sysnative.
I have closed my thread for these problems on Sysnative and now ask that this thread here be closed also.

The problems were ameliorated, but not solved, on Sysnative with a combination of Syninternals Autoruns and a product I had never heard of: Revo Uninstaller Pro. This gem shows you the Programs and Features list. If you select items for uninstallation, first it creates a Restore Point (essentially a backup of the Registry), runs the registered uninstalls for each item, and then does its own scan in the Registry and files in the normal executable storage area: %windev%\Program Files, %windev%\Program Files (x86) and %windev%\Program Data for detritus left over from a failed or sloppily written uninstall. Running that for Software Updater removed it from the Programs and Features list and stopped the repeated pop-ups from that failed uninstall. Nice Product.

I also found another great product in the process: Altap Salamander. This is a superb collection of all the things you can do with drives, folders and files, and some other functions like examining the Registry, and compacting and archiving files and folders, in one compact dual folder display. It puts Windows Explorer to shame.

No progress was made with the failed RealTek Audio driver install loop. Eventually the thread stopped making progress and devolved into tangential topics such as a “spirited” debate about the merits – or lack thereof – of Java and JavaScript. It was time to close.
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13 Mar 2019   #9
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I didn't go back through this thread but, the other day I was getting fed up with a uninstall program I had run in the last few days because it was launching every time I started up. Didn't show up when I ran either the task manager or msconfig.exe and looked at startup and services. Where I found it was in Task Scheduler (Local) and disabled/deleted it. Problem solved. Perhaps you might look there also.

Now, I have a real thorny problem with a dual boot situation (Vista) which no one has taken on in the Vista forum. I'll figure that one out.
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13 Mar 2019   #10
malletKATman

Windows 7 PRO SP-1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
I didn't go back through this thread but, the other day I was getting fed up with a uninstall program I had run in the last few days because it was launching every time I started up. Didn't show up when I ran either the task manager or msconfig.exe and looked at startup and services. Where I found it was in Task Scheduler (Local) and disabled/deleted it. Problem solved. Perhaps you might look there also.

Now, I have a real thorny problem with a dual boot situation (Vista) which no one has taken on in the Vista forum. I'll figure that one out.
OK, how do I find Task Scheduler (Local)?
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