[Wine] Repairing Wine install...

TheDunedan wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Mar 8 19:27:05 CST 2011

Welp. I totally hosed my Wine installation.

I am brand new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Latitude d630 and I am trying to get Wine working.

A Short History:
The first time I installed Ubuntu something went wrong and I had to uninstall & reinstall it to get it working. Now when I turn on my PC there are two versions of Ubuntu in the boot menu along with Windows XP Pro... and all three boot so I don't know what the heck is going on.

The first time I installed Ubuntu I installed wine and was attempting to configure it but I never got any windows applications running. When Ubuntu updated something broke, and I had to reinstall the OS.

After reinstalling Ubuntu I installed Wine via the instructions here:

But during the installation process, I encounter this message: "The program wineboot.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

If I try to do anything Wine-related (including trying to launch Configure Wine) I get the same error.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling many times and through many different means but I just can't seem to get it to install. Is there any way to completely uninstall everything that Wine has ever touched so that I can start over? I would hate to have to reinstall Ubuntu again, and who knows, is there anything on the windows side that could be screwing this up?

Thank you so much if anyone wants to take a crack at this.

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