I don't get the first bit.
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# NoQuarter :
It's been awhile since I last uninstalled a BIS title...did the .exe give you the option to do full and partial uninstalls?
If you know the address of your favorite server try to connect to it via the Remote button to check whether the problem might be GameSpy related.
I did something similar.. I used six updater to get the servers( for day Z). I was stuck in Waiting for host
screen then I got out of it, a dialog bow popped
Unhandled exception during sync
The remote name could not be resolved: stats.six.updater.net
Should I just reinstall arma 2 & oa and find if that works??????