NOTE: Other Add/Remove Programs applet problems are documented at:

Tip 2764. Windows 2000 Add/Remove Programs tool displays incorrectly?
 
Tip 6002. You cannot Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel?
 
Tip 5001. Installing IE 5.5 or IE 6.0 on Windows 2000 may cause the Add/Remove Programs tool to hang or misbehave?
 
Tip 3860. Windows 2000 'Add/Remove Programs' issues Mshta.exe error?
 
Tip 4157. The Add/Remove Programs tool displays as multiple dialog boxes?
 
Tip 10045. Add/Remove Programs applet reports 'Object doesn't support this property or method'?
 
Tip 10472. The Add/Remove Programs applet (Appwiz.cpl) of Control Panel displays installed programs incorrectly?
 

If the Add/Remove Programs applet does NOT open, or flashes briefly, you may have some missing registry entries.

To fix the problem:

1. Open a CMD.EXE prompt.

2. Type regsvr32 mshtml.dll and press Enter and OK.

3. Type regsvr32 shdocvw.dll -i and press Enter and OK.

4. Type regsvr32 shell32.dll -i and press Enter and OK.

5. Close the CMD window.