Opera 12.16 won't run & can't uninstall
Im on an old (not powerful) laptop XPSP3 w/ Opera 12.16.
I had a saved session window open (about 12 sessions) when the laptop locked up w/ HD light on solid. unable to bring up taskmanager. had to force a poweroff. when I rebooted I deleted my operaprefs in %appdata\opera\opera, whn starting opera again it still hung same symptoms as before. Next I tried to uninstall from control panel-add/remove progs, this too caused machine to hang solid..lastly I d/l the 12.16 installer & re-installed over the top...still hangs.
I tried running ccleaner & when it's analyzing Opera files this also causes the machine to lockup.
Any ideas? Should I try a dirty 'delete files/folders' uninstall & do a reg clean? Opera 12 is still my goto browser for non e-commerce internets & I'd like to get it functioning again.