I deleted a module without disabling and uninstalling it first. Now I just get a blank white screen, but I don't see any error messages. What can I try to fix this?

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    Download the module again. Place it in sites/all/modules, disable it, uninstall it and then delete again.
    – AjitS
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 18:14
  • And that still might not be enough if there's a hardwired call to the module in a dependent module; some PHP-running textarea (Views globals, blocks, nodes); the theme...
    – user49
    Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 6:40
  • OK, but the rest still stands :)
    – user49
    Commented Oct 13, 2013 at 12:32

4 Answers 4


Run the following query.

select info from system where name = 'module_name';

You will get a blob. Within this blob look out for text after version. You can find the version of the module here.

Download this version of the module. Place it in sites/all/modules folder(you can also find out the previous location from the file-name field in system table), uninstall the module. Now delete the module.

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    Yes, this is the correct answer if the module implements an uninstall hook.
    – forest
    Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 2:29

Put the exact same version of the module back into your modules folder, disable and then uninstall it the correct way.

  • Hello. I don't quite understand why it should help, and how. Please consider expanding your answer.
    – Mołot
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 21:13

From SQL console or PHPMyAdmin:

update system set status = 0 where name = 'MYMISSINGMODULE';

Clear cache and stay calm.

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    That's a bad thing. There might be something important being done in uninstall.
    – Gokul N K
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 18:44

If you put it back and then disable it and uninstall it again.

You need to supply some additional information:

  • The version of Drupal (5,6,7,8?)
  • The name and version of the module

I've previously restored the database of Drupal 6 to a site without all the modules and never got a blank page so it must of been a pretty important part of the site.

Are you sure you can't access the ?q=/admin page? Even if you can't access the rest of the site these pages maybe unaffected.

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