|Add/Remove Programs with a big blank space see at the bottom|
It might look something like the above screen capture.
Leaving it alone doesn't really damage your Windows installation in anyway. It's just annoying every time you have to go to Add/Remove Programs. So, here's how to rid yourself of this problem.
- Open up regedit and browse over to HLKM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
- Browse through the sub-keys on the left side. You're looking for a DisplayIcon which will be listed on the right. If you have AutoCAD installed then this is probably the entry causing the problem
- There should be a -1 in the entry. Remove it (not the entire DisplayIcon but just the -1 value) then re-open Add/Remove Programs and the blank space should be gone.
|DisplayIcon entry with -1 at the end. Double click on the entry and remove the ,-1 at the end|
I've tried replicating this on Windows 8 but it seems Microsoft has fixed it there. Windows 7 probably has this fixed too. Ditto, Windows Vista.