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(Solved) - Removing quicktime from win 2000

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GrandpaDon
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I cannot seem to completely remove quicktime 5.0.1 from windows 2000
It tells me there is a sharing problem, where I don't know.
I have even downloaded Revo uninstaller, with no success.
There is still one quicktime file I cannot remove due to a sharing problem
I am trying to install the later version of quicktime 6.5.2 so I can view
the 3.G2 files off my cell phone.
Anyone have any suggestions..???
Thanks
Grandpa Don

I did not see a windows 2000 section, so picked windows 7

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Don,

There is probably a Quick-time SERVICE running on the machine which is started automatically are during the Win2K startup.

There is NO MSCONFIG file in Win2k.

Therefore, download and Install the WinXP version (2000 MSCONFIG File) from this link and you can use it.

http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/msconfig.html

Reboot.

UN-check any Quick-time items found in the MSconfig Startup Tab.

Reboot.

Go to Services and Disable all Quick-time Services.

Reboot.

Now try to UN-install Quick-time or any remnants of Quick-time.

Post Back.

Best Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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GrandpaDon
Posts: 4

Thanks Rick,
There was no indication of quicktime in services.
The only remnants of quicktime come up in search.
They were the original installed program in 2001
I have deleted all that I could, but still a few remain.
The largest file quicktime @ 2 mb or so tells me
access is denied, there has been a SHARING VIOLATION,
the remaining small files say Access Denied when trying to delete them.
So how to find the sharing violation is the next step apparently.
Any suggestions..?? Would a registry cleaner do the job.???
Thanks in advance for any info
Don

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Don,

If I remember correctly, during that era, Quick-time was a rather mis-behaved program which would bury itself into 100s and 100s of Registry Entries so the Machine Registry is a real mess. You can't delete the files because Quick-time has Registry Entries which are referencing other running system files, etc., etc.

The Best method would be to Clean Install the machine using a Slipstream Copy of Win2K with service pack 4.

Other than doing that, you could try the program below and UN-check ALL Auto Start Entries which reference Quick-time, Reboot and try to remove the files. This will still leave the Machine Registry in a mess.

http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....63902.aspx

Also there are File Unlock Programs which you can try like the below but again, the Registry will remain a mess.

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

There are free programs to (Manually Clean the Registry) but don't know if you want to try that.

Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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GrandpaDon
Posts: 4

Hello Rick
Thanks for the info, I did use unlocker and got the files removed with that
and the newer quick time installed
Now what do you think of a registry cleaner..??? yes or no..
Everything seems to be working....
The quick time ver 5.0 was hung up with a Kodak program.
Thanks again
Don

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Don,

Glad we could help. I like old Win2K as it is an Extremely Fast and Clean O/S.

I keep a copy handy for emergency use as there is NO PA with that O/S version.

Here are some more FREE Utilities you may find helpful.

http://www.eusing.com/Download.htm There is a FREE Registry Cleaner number 5 down in the list of programs.

http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html FREE VERSION This program is always good to use.
Also, be sure to go to the MS Update Site and get Service Pack 4 plus all the security updates.
Best Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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GrandpaDon
Posts: 4

Thanks Rick
All the best
Grandpa Don

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