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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by oatsk5, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. oatsk5

    oatsk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Aug 18, 2002
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    Grand junction CO
    so i had to reinstall my windows disk and in doing so i lost a game that i had downlowed from yahoo . They tell me to uninstall the cache but i cant remove it from the system any ideas . tha /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifnx
  2. Goober

    Goober 1/2 ton status

    Apr 26, 2002
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    Mayberry (Auburn, WA)
    That sounds strange. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    i cant remove it from the system any ideas

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    I assume that means that you went to "Add/Remove Programs" in Control Panel and tried to un-install the game........Right?

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    i had to reinstall my windows disk

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    Does that mean that you just did a re-install of Windows (win98, ME, 2000, XP ???) but you didn't reformat the hard drive?

    If that is what you did then, depending on what options and/or switches you may have used, you have a fresh installation with some, part or all of your old program configurations. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Windows isn't always the groovy, slick OS that Mr. Gates says it is. Sometimes, it can be a pain in the buttocks. This is one of those times. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    i lost a game that i had downlowed from yahoo

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    Go back to the Yahoo site with the game information and see if they have a FAQ you can search through.

    If I had to guess then I would find the folder that the game is installed in (maybe C:\prgram files\Yahoo games /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif) and see if there was a folder called "Cache" or "Temp". Move all the files out of that folder (you could just create a new folder and move them there. Then you still have your backups /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif) and tehn try to re-install.

    If that does not work:

    Go to C:\program files\ and look for the folder that has all the Yahoo stuff in it. MOVE the entire folder to another location (like C:\Yahoo stuff) and then try to re-install the game. If you use any other Yahoo stuff then it will all be gone. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif Just re-install it from scratch, it will save you alot of trouble. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Try that and let us know what you find.

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