Add/Remove Programs Dialog Box Becomes Corrupted in Non-U.S. Versions

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In some versions other than the United States version of Windows 2000, when the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Control Panel (Appwiz.cpl) starts, the characters in the dialog box are corrupted.


This problem can occur because the Mlang.dll file is incorrectly unregistered during the removal of programs.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 292767 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
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