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Big space in Add/Remove Programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. John

    John Flightless Bird

    Hi

    I have experienced this on several pcs. In Add/Remove Programs it displays a
    few entries then there is a big white gap and then the rest of entries. What
    is the problem and how can I fix it?

    Thanks

    Regards
     
  2. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "John" <info@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:-OtjFS4oQLHA.5276@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    > I have experienced this on several pcs. In Add/Remove Programs it
    > displays a few entries then there is a big white gap and then the rest
    > of entries. What is the problem and how can I fix it?


    Why does Add or Remove Programs show a large blank space? -
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2005/05/26/422076.aspx

    The link above describes the most common reason. In the Registry are
    sub-keys for each installed program, under this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    If the installer of a program included a "DisplayIcon" value in it's
    sub-key, and the value data is a negative number, it will result in a
    large blank space in Add or Remove Programs. Find the program or
    programs whose "DisplayIcon" value is a negative number and remove the
    negative number.

    (If you have AutoCad or AutoCad Land Desktop installed, there is a
    separate fix for the issue....so let me know if you have AutoCad
    installed).
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     
  3. Rey Santos

    Rey Santos Flightless Bird

    Try Kelly's tweak:

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    Line 226. Right hand side, Remove the White Space from Add or Remove


    --
    Rey


    "John" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I have experienced this on several pcs. In Add/Remove Programs it displays a
    > few entries then there is a big white gap and then the rest of entries. What
    > is the problem and how can I fix it?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Regards
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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