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Programs will no open, or error with 'stopped working', cannot fix myself

Q: Programs will no open, or error with 'stopped working', cannot fix myself

So about two months ago most programs on my PC stopped working. VLC and games. Things like GoogleChrome, uTorrent and Dropbox work alright. 
I have tried fiddling around and trying to fix things. Nothing has resolved the issue.
PC runs these programs in safe mode. I did not install or download anything during the time it stopped working. 
I have been hitting my head against a brick wall, please help!
One 'cleaner' program found system errors. Attached is the chkdsk log. When I try and run chkdsk/f myself, it says it is in use. 
Volume label is OS.
Glary Utilities 5 is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
  507904 file records processed.                                         
File verification completed.
  9828 large file records processed.                                   
  0 bad file records processed.                                     
  0 EA records processed.                                           
  76 reparse records processed.                                      
Glary Utilities 5 is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index entry TMP0000000C54539B0646322E6C in index $I30 of file 22061 is incorrect.
Index entry TMP000~1 in index $I30 of file 22061 is incorrect.
Index entry Local State in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry LOCALS~1 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SA0DC1~1 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SA2F06~1 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SA3501~1 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SAD8B8~1 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing Bloom in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing Csd Whitelist in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing Download in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing Download Whitelist in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing Extension Blacklist in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing Inclusion Whitelist in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing IP Blacklist in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry Safe Browsing UwS List in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SAFEBR~1 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SAFEBR~2 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SAFEBR~3 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry SAFEBR~4 in index $I30 of file 189457 is incorrect.
Index entry 2015_07_06_172645.reg in index $I30 of file 486938 is incorrect.
Index entry 205329~1.REG in index $I30 of file 486938 is incorrect.
  638266 index entries processed.                                        
Index verification completed.
Errors found.  Glary Utilities 5 cannot continue in read-only mode.
CheckDisk found 1 disk errors as follows:
Please help me out, I really miss my pc =(

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A: Programs will no open, or error with 'stopped working', cannot fix myself

Please download HDTune and install it to your system.
Go under Error Scan tab and make sure that primary partition is checked and that there's no checkmark on Quick Scan.
Scan will take up to 1 hour , depending on your hard drive size.
If all blocks are green, your hard drive is fine and i wil report to moderator for malware assistance.
IF one block at least turn red, you will have to make a backup and buy a new drive.
Attach a screenshot here
How to take a screenshot

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I accidentally cleaned up my complete temporary files and after that and lists are displayed instead of that.Can you throw some light on this and btw my OS is WIN 7 Home Basic 64 Bit which does not support Aero Features, so that Aero thing doesn't work with my OS. Apart from system restore,how can I restore defaults.Can you single out the file/s which are needed to restore my taskbar thumbnails.

A:Taskbar thumbnails of open documents and programs stopped working.

I'm confused...If you don't have Aero then you do not have thumbnails in the taskbar...

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Im not sure if this is in the correct area so apologies if it isn't. I've been having this problem for about 2 weeks now where a number of programs fail to open and just say "X" has stopped working. I have tried selecting "check online for a solution" but nothing happens.

I have searched online for any solutions and have tried to run sfc /scannow to check the system files, however this freezes at 87% and after a while says "could not perform requested operation. I will attach the log.txt file from the scan.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and any further questions I will answer

A:Some programs will not open. Just say "X" has stopped working

Hi and Welcome to the Forum
This problem may be caused by a faulty update so can you try a system restore to a date before it started to happen.
if that's no good it cauld be that you have a virus. Run Malwarebytes if the System restore doesn't work.

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Hello there TechSupport Forum!

It's been a long while since I've had any computer issues thanks to your well instructed threads.

Just 2 days ago...I went to open some programs (skype is one example) among others. Immediately when I started a call with no video even...an error message came up to say 'Skype has stopped working......' and then it will tell me windows will look for a solution and suggest it. Well it only told me to update the program. In this case I had the latest skype. So not really a solution here.

I have a DV6 HP windows 7 laptop.

When checking event viewer... the error says:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Error

- EventID 1000

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 100

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2011-11-20T07:13:29.000000000Z

EventRecordID 83939

Channel Application

Computer BCG2009


- EventData

C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe

Any help in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much.

A:Programs have stopped working (causes crash of programs)

I don't remember...nor can I find the rules about bumping a thread. So I know you all are busy, but I still need help with this weird situation. I've restored to an earlier date, disabled all non important processes via msconfig, reinstalled the non working programs. But alas they all are not a solution. I'm not sure what else to do. I'm thinking some .dll file might be corrupt in windows 7. Just unsure how to go about that or find out if that is the case.

Thank you!

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I am using Vista 64 bit version,

My problem is most programs stop working.
ones that I have tried using are skype, windows live, registry cleaners... pretty much all programs except a few and of coarse my internet programs are all fine. I tried a clean boot but got no where. Ran sfc /scannow as admin and got some files are corrupted and not all are able to be fixed.

this all seamed to start when I ran a virus scan using avast that I had on this computer for quite some time. It of course found 5 infected files I cleaned them, and it recommended doing something with the registry. well while scanning the reg my lovely computer over heated and shut down, now i am left with this issue .

A:Programs stopped working

same thing happens as well in safe mode. Guess i'm doomed to buy windows 7 or find a copy of vista to re install.

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Hi all i need serious help.

All of a sudden some of my programs stopped working, for example catalysst control center is suposed to start as soon as vista starts, but now it gives me an error like:

"CCC.exe has stopped working"

Same with some others...

Yes i ran AVG, i ran malware, and superantispyware, none of them finds anything.
I cant even load daemon tools now, it gives me some error: "Engine loading was failed", cant uninstall it, it gives me another error, and some of the programs like netlimiter if i start them from my objectdock dock they automaticly stop working, only when i start them from the normal .exe they dont crash.

All this happened all of a sudden...anyone has any ideas??

Thx a lot in advance,


A:Programs stopped working

Hi Muff

What Firewall are you using? Have you configured your security software so that the Catalyst Control Centre is a trusted start-up program. Is Windows Defender or UAC blocking it from normal start-up. Did you run the Display Driver as an Administrator when you installed it?

Personally I found the Catalyst Control Centre lagging a little on start-up anyway so I only installed the Display Driver instead.

I'm assuming you are running the latest version of the ATI Driver?

I might be wrong, but it may well be a 'Permissions' issue.

One more thing, are you running 32Bit or 64Bit, and if 64, is ObjectDock compatible with it?

Kind Regards


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Hi! I am going to explain the whole history to the problem...

I'm using Windows XP but wanted to dualboot with linux, so I started to download it and making my Pc ready for the install, I had to buy a new DVD player so I could read DVD disks ( my old one got broke)... Well Installed it and did some other stuff, did get some problem with the PC at the same time but worked it out with help from a friend. Anyway, after nearly 2 days working with getting all fixed I finally was done today morning. Turned my PC off and tonight I turned it on ready with all the stuff. Then I see that nearly all my desktop icons are "white" also are the ones in "all programs" And when I try to open any of them, programs,games or even my internet browser... (for example):

Windows cannot open this file:
Mozilla Firefox.lnk
Windows needs to know what program created it....etc
And then I can ofc choose to search the web or search the computer after the program...

So my question is, how to fix this? I really want to install linux and dont have my windows damaged MY friends says "reinstall whole windows" but I got so much important data on it so I dont want to.
I got 2 thoughts that maybe caused this damage...
1, Got virus on my Pc I belive, but my anti virus cant find it, it cant open allot of files.. (using NOD32, also ad-aware for spewers)
2, Got a program called CleanUp thats removes stuff like temporary internet files and such.. Maybe it damaged something els... Read more

A:Programs stopped working.. .lnk?

XP Repair is your best bet....http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
you would lose added XP Service packs and Windows Updates is all.
Hasve you tried System restore?

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i recently bought this PC in december. in february i played a round of system shock 1 (one of my favourite games), and it ran fine, no need for DOSbox or any of that silliness. however, in recent weeks, i discovered that my PC no longer likes running some DOS programs, including SS1, the tomb raider gold installer (which is how i discovered the problem in the first place), and a few of the older demos i got off www.pouet.net.

the exact error i get is:

(program path and/or filename, example would be CDSHOCK.exe)
The NTVDM CPU h as encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:c000 IP:dddd OP:ff ff ff ff ff Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

the string of random letters and numbers is always the same no matter the program.

what happens is, i run the program, it goes to a black screen then immediately back to windows, complete with error message and beep, i must choose "close" then maximize the DOS window again, which then disappears. if i choose ignore then maximize, i just get the error message again.

cmd.exe runs just fine. several other DOS-based programs work as they should (in other words, they don't really work, but they give me the proper response.) running all DOS programs in DOSbox does not create an error (SS1 works fine in DOSbox, for example... a little slow, though, and i'd rather not use it.)

i have tried every solution i can think of where people had similar issues, but nothing works. i've scanned and re-scanned with nod32 and ad-... Read more

A:some, but not all, DOS programs stopped working

XP just isn't made to run dos programs without the help of third party programs. Some programs do work, others don't and you won't get any help from microsoft since they stopped dos support a looong time ago. My guess is some security update decided some operations your games were doing are now illicit and a security threat for XP.

I stick with Dosbox or VDMsound, whichever works best. Each program has options that allow to speed up or slow down the emulation speed, you may try to play with those settings to get your games running fine.

You may have some luck running your dos programs in compatibility mode (right-click the shortcut => properties => compatibility) but I wouldn't count on that.

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My HP Support Assistant, Hardware Diagnostic Tools stopped working,  I have tried removing them and downloading current copies, but they still don't work.  When I try to run HP Support Assistant, I get a msg that HP Assistant Installer has stopped working so I can't install it.   When I double click on Hardware Diagnostic Tools, I get a message that it has stopped working.   Hardware Diagnostic Tools is listed in my Programs in Control Panel.  HP Active Support LIbrary is listed in Programs too.  I tried to download Microsoft Fix It tool, but I can't get it to work either.  A couple of small programs I downloaded to scan my files also wouldn't work.   Help!

A:Many programs I try to run have stopped working.

ahmelody to Bleeping Computer Community
Please post the HP model next time along with the changes before this started to occur. Were you infected or are you logging in as the admin account?

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Hi everyone,

I have a rather odd problem. I've had Vista Ultimate (or whatever the 64 bit version is called) installed on my computer for almost a year now. Everything has worked perfectly until fairly recently. I noticed that one of my startup programs had stopped working (SoundMax32) and was showing up as an application error. This was around the time I installed the 64 bit version of iTunes, so I figured maybe my audio settings had been changed. The computer continued to work for another 2 weeks, and then yesterday, completely out of the blue, ALL of my programs (startup and otherwise) have stopped loading and are showing the application error message.

The thing I don't get is that Vista still boots up with no problems. I thought initially that the problem was limited to my 32 bit applications, but IE 64 bit doesn't work either?

I'm about 2 days from just reformatting and doing a complete reinstall. But if anyone has any answers I would be grateful.

And no, I did not install any application between the last bootup that was fine, and the one yesterday. I've run windows update and updated everything but the programs still will not load (I'm writing this from my laptop because IE and Firefox give me the same error message). It is very bizarre.

Any help please!

A:32 bit programs have stopped working!!!


Have you tried doing a System Restore to a point before when
the SoundMax32 quit?


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Alright, I'm not entirely sure where to put this thread so I apologize if it is in the wrong spot.

I had a virus a while back (a couple of weeks ago). I received a pop up asking if Trend Micro should block something and I went to click block, and, well... missed. I accidentally allowed it. I ran a scan with Malwarebyte's Anti-malware and got a few viruses or infected objects. Instead of restarting directly after the scan, I waited. Bad choice. After I restarted I got many pop-ups says there was an unhandled win32 exception that occured in [xxxx] the numbers always changed in the []'s (An example of two I just got were GoogleUpdate.exe [4040], mbam.exe [5060] however, googleupdate is not just an exception at [4040] there are other numbers that appear too). If I do click Debug I get sent to Just-In-Time debugger for Visual Studio 2010 and I can;t even use it. I tried scanning some more running programs to fix the registry. I tried running a disk cleaner and defragmenter. It seemed like a good idea.

Didn't really work. It seemed to isolate the issue to just win32 exceptions at GoogleInstaller (when clicking debug it is listed as GoogleUpdate) and RealPlayer. I finally had enough of the problem and did a system restore yesterday. Only problem: I can't go back more than 5 days ago. Right smack in the middle of the issue. I was hoping maybe it might work or I could continue to system restore it further back. Neither of those ideas really worked. I still had the issue (only now... Read more

A:Some programs stopped working

Hello, sounds as if you may have that newest rogue , it is a name changer, affecting exe. files . Take a look at this, and if you are able to, follow the automated instructions, step by step : Remove Vista Antispyware 2012 (Uninstall Guide)
You will notice that it uses several free tools, post how this works out please.

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Recently I've bought a new Mainboard for my computer, because my old one was messed up. (one memory slot was broken, and 3/4 SATA connections was broken.)
Because of this, I had to install Vista again. Not so hard to do, backed it up already, so no trouble.

Now, running the fresh installed Vista, I've ran into some troubles.
1. Every single game I try to play, crashes after a while, (sometimes after 2 minutes, sometimes after half an hour). It is giving the message: for example: Crysis.exe stopped working.
2. My internet explorer often gets the same message. Most of the times after 15 minutes, but sometimes it runs a lot longer.
3. Some other files stop working too, some .dll's which I can't remember the name of ( I believe one is called Desktop Manager or something like that.)

(quick search in the log files: All Application Errors came up with different .dll files)

You'll understand, that this is really annoying, since it is a fresh install of Vista, so you wouldn't expect any trouble.

Can anyone help me please?


A:Several programs stopped working.

Heh heh, I would expect plenty of trouble from a fresh install of Vista actually, since it shipped with so many bugs. Have you tried installing the service pack (SP1) for Vista?

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Hi Guys I'm Currently Using Windows Vista Home Premium, My Problem Started When My Friend Borrowed my Sony PSP 3000 ( He Copied Some of My Songs & Put it on His Computer ) When He Gave It Back To Me, and I Put The USB Cable on to My PC & When i Restarted it , My Computer Star's To Become Slow & Laggy Not Just That My Regedit and Task Manager Has Been Disabled i started To Use RegTools.vbs But The Malware Keeps on Disabling it And Worse Some of My Programs Stopped Working Here's a Screen Shot

Any Help is Very much Appreciated

A:Some Programs in my PC Stopped Working

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I ran a System Restore the other day and during the process the computer shut down. When I brought the system back up many of my programs wouldn't open - not even IE. The ones that did open either didn't function properly or had blank white screens in their menu's - including system restore. I ran a couple regsrvr32 dll's and I got some of my system restore areas to appear but the calendar is blank. Also, when I intially go to the calendar it gives me this error:

A Runtime Error has occured.
Do you wish to Debug?

Line: 1545
Error: Unspecified error.

I tried running regsvr32 mshtml.dll and it gives me this error:

DllRegisterServer in mshtml.dll failed.
Return code was 0x80070002

I am at my wits end. I ran a HiJackThis scan and got this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:11:53 PM, on 4/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Clien... Read more

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Problems: some programs cannot be run, stopped working as soon as it is opened
I came to recognize my problem when McAfee pops up to check database update, but when I click "Check Now" it stopped working. After that I tried numerous times after a few restart tries.
Even in my attempt to uninstall McAfee, the McAfee host UI has stopped working.

Then I came to realise that its not McAfee's thing, other programs are also affected namely Yahoo Messenger, Skype (MSN), Microsoft Windows Repair Disc.
(Browsers are working fine)

What I have done:

Bad thing: I don't have any restore point that I can use.

Some friend told me to try System File Checker & Repair Install.
The latter I have not done because it seems more complicated & I don't have any Windows CD (This notebook came already installed with it)
I did try System File Checker (cmd sfc /scannow as admin), but the result says:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

I don't think I have changed anything in recent times, except there are some windows update going on:
(also have iTunes & iCloud thing update to the latest version)

Recent Windows Update:

Quote: Originally Posted by

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Installation date: ‎20/‎3/‎2013 7:11 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

Internet Explorer 10 is fast and fl... Read more

A:Programs Stopped Working as Soon as they are started

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Can you uninstall McAfee while in the safe mode?

You will want the "Media Refresh" ISO.

A clean install night be better;
Clean Install Windows 7

And this might interest you:
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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Hey, this is my first time posting and i really need your expertise... The first time i visited this site it was reguarding surfsidekick 3, i followed the instructions to get rid of it with hijackthis but apparently there were more viruses or i did it wrong. Now my computer is being bombarded with popups and for some reason most of my programs aren't working and i can't reinstall them because it won't let me. I can't download anything off the internet like adaware or spybot... i would concider reformatting but my computer isn't letting me save my important files. I've tried to burn my important files on a cd, save them on a ftp site and tried to save them on a portable drive to no avail, i can't lose these files, any suggestions...

A:Most Programs Stopped Working, Can't Redownload

First, the data. You could remove your hard drive, and install it in a second working computer as a slave. Then you can go into the slave hard drive and copy your files.

You may consider either posting a hjt log in the HJT forum here at BC, or wiping out the data on your hard drive and reinstalling Windows. Let us know which way you want to go and we can give you specific instructions on how to proceed.

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I recently got CA Internet Security free with a purchase on Tigerdirect, so I installed it. I didn't like it, so I uninstalled it and went back to AVG Free. Well, now a bunch of programs will not work properly.

MSN Messenger - Opens normally, but can not sign in. It shows an error and if you click "Troubleshoot" it freezes.

Yahoo! Messenger - Opens normally, but can not sign in either.

Internet Explorer - Opens normally, but can not load any site; just a blank screen, until I hit stop. Sometimes freezes in Internet Options menu.

Outlook 2002 - Can send and receive e-mail fine, but sometimes freezes when doing things like adding an account.

WS_FTP - Can access my website and allows me to edit things on the website, but will not let me send things to the website. Gives me an error.

Winamp - Loads after opening it twice, freezes randomly, etc. I uninstalled this.

Windows Media Player 7 - Freezes when first opening. I just use Classic Media Player now.

I know the internet works fine, because I currently use SeaMonkey for my browsing/e-mail and AIM for my instant messaging. Anyone have any ideas on what I should do to fix this? btw, I'm using Windows 2000.

A:Solved: Programs just stopped working

It might not have anything to do with the CA Internet Security software, but it was around that time everything started acting this way. Any tips to get IE, and any of the other programs, to work would be much appreciated. Anyone?

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Hello, to keep it short - a lot of my software (especially for lenovo corp) are experiencing alot of problems. After some googling i found out that the next solution would be HijackThis, and now i need someone to analyze mye logs. If anyone here could do me that favour i would preciate it.
To now I've runned MalwareBytes, Avast and Spybot S&D without any luck - even in safe mode.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 4GB on a Lenovo x200. I think the problems started after i installed and recovered SP1 on W7. I could not keep the Service Pack so i used Windows Recovery to roll it back before the installation - and woops.. (forgot to keep it short.. sorry)
Thank you in advanced and here's the logs:

||||||||||||||| Log from the normal scan ||||||||||||||||||

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:29:06, on 16.06.2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version6\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\LENOVO\HOTKEY\tposdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Zoom\TpScrex.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mesh\WLSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mesh\MOE.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Unstable programs - "Stopped Working"

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for postin... Read more

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Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1
64 bit

Problems: some programs cannot be run, stopped working as soon as it is opened
I came to recognize my problem when McAfee pops up to check database update, but when I click "Check Now" it stopped working. After that I tried numerous times after a few restart tries.
Even in my attempt to uninstall McAfee, the McAfee host UI has stopped working.

Then I came to realise that its not McAfee's thing, other programs are also affected namely Yahoo Messenger, Skype.
(Browsers are working fine)

What I have done:

Bad thing: I don't have any restore point that I can use.

Some friend told me to try System File Checker & Repair Install.
The latter I have not done because it seems more complicated & I don't have any Windows CD (This notebook came already installed with it)
I did try System File Checker (cmd sfc /scannow as admin), but the result says:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

I don't think I have changed anything in recent times, except there are some windows update going on:
(also have iTunes & iCloud thing update to the latest version)

Recent Windows Update:

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Installation date: ‎20/‎3/‎2013 7:11 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

Internet Explorer 10 is fast and fluid, and lets your websites shine and perform just like native apps on your... Read more

A:Programs Stopped Working as Soon as they are started

Try booting into safe mode and see if it work fine. At booting the computer, continually press f8 (typically it is this key; sometimes it is a different f key) until a menu screen pops up. Choose safe mode and see if you are able to open these programs.

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The other day, I downloaded a new version of Java. All of a sudden, my browsers stopped working, + Cursclient(a program who required internet).(These are the only programs I am currently using that are affected.)

Now, that I've wandered around on the internet via another computer, I've stumbled across several resolutions, but all of them seem quite hard as I can't access internet to download stuff. But, I've typed a netsh comment, and the browser is now working 20% of the time. It opens sites, but not all of them + it uses approx 2 minutes to open every single site. I assume they won't open, as it times out.

I can still play games online and use ventrilo + Spotify etc.

Kindly regards..

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Microsoft word doesn't open, and hp support assistant doesn't work, and i cant update my computer. All the other Microsoft office programs work though. When i try to open hp support assistant, it says that i don't have the permission, even as an administrator. The windows update doesn't even open, from both the shortcut and from the control panel. But I can get it to work if i run it as an administrator. How can i get all these programs to work again?

A:A few of my programs all stopped working at the same time.

By far the simplest fix is to use Windows System Restore to roll Windows back to a point in time when your computer was functioning correctly. It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.Video: Fixing a problem using System RestoreIf that doesn't help, try restoring an earlier system image or backup.No suitable restore point, backup, or image available? Kick yourself -- you missed the easy solution, and you're left with digging through Windows' many settings.

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I have had windows 7 for a few months now and have had problems that I could call support for. Now that I can no longer get support, I have 2 programs that have stopped working. "a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." yeah, like that will happen.
I have already deleted both programs and reinstalled one. and I still get the same error. Can someone please help me or should I just pay the $$$ to get windows help.

A:programs stopped working in windows 7

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Sirs: After lurking the forums I think I have a unique problem. Am running Windows 7 sp1, amd quad core, 6 gigs of ram. A couple of months ago, after either rebooting or logging back in, my computer began popups saying that varoius programs have stopped working. For instance: "Iomega automatic backup has stopped working". In a box under it: "Check online for a solution and close the program". And in another box: "Close the program". Other programs that quit working at the same time: Mesh operating environment, Adobe reader, Adobe acrobat, IE, Cyberlink, and one or two others that don't come to mind right now. Allmost all the other programs on my computer won't open and give the same popup. My virus program, Avast opens easily, but thats about it. I can open some programs by going to their file location, changing its compatability to Vista and then opening as admin. Threatfire on the other hand won't open unless I change its compatability to windows 7. Anyway, did virus check, ran threatfire, and some other things I can't remember right now. If I restore to an earlier period my computer works OK. That is until I log out/in or reboot. Then it goes back to its screwed up self. I'm reluctant to re-install windows as I have a finance/check writing program I use for my business that is a bear to re-install and get all the files in their proper place. Have begun pulling hair out. Not much left. Time running out. Help!.......Anyb... Read more

A:Solved: several programs have stopped working

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I'm not sure what exactly is going on, but this is a bit of an emergency because I have to finish several essays as well as apply for my four year colleges all on this laptop and it bluesceens sometimes, or many programs wont work such as a squared... and when I run HJT it says registry editor has stopped working and notepad has stopped working. I hope someone can help me because this is very important... the deadline for UC applications is the end of this month. Please... someone help me.

A:In dire need of help... many programs "Stopped working"

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.Do not reboot until instructed.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.41) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically updat... Read more

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Hello to all on this forum,

Some time ago I restored system and after doing that some of the programs, like Autocad, Livemail, and some other .exe do not launch. It's just said 'program has stopped working and will be closed'.

If it's about Live Mail, I tried almost everyghing - sfc /scannow, I tried repairing it, uninstalling, deleting the file where the accounts are stored and so on. I searched internet over three days and tried all given solutions but none of them worked and since then I've started to think that this might not be the problem of Live Mail itself but rather a system problem.

My question is, is it worth trying to repair it in some way that only You guys might know or it's better to reinstall windows using this upgrade option - as far as I know all programs should stay as they are, correct me if I'm wrong, it's important to me. I've got so many graphic programs that I'd rather avoid reinstalling anything.

Thanks for all help!

A:Many programs 'stopped working' - what's the reason

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Have you tried scanning for malware?

Hope this helps,


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I just recently got some amazing advice here on there forums and solved some strange problems with my computer.

however, just recently, I've noticed several programs that rely on an internet connection (such as iTunes store and sometimes AIM, nothing illegal) suddenly stopped working.

The iTunes music store simply never connects, AIM sometimes does but mostly doesn't, but the weird part is all the while my internet browser works just fine and at pretty fast speeds. So i'm fairly certain the internet connection is not the culprit, seeing how Firefox works like a dream but some other programs don't.

Also, sometimes both IE and Firefox won't be able to download things online. some things work fine, large files and small, but other items simply cause the searching indicator thing in the corner spin forever with no result, even after several attempts and even restarting my computer and waiting for a while.

I also tried disabling my firewall (though extremely briefly, just to test the problem) thinking maybe some things were just being blocked all of a sudden, but the same things keeps happening. I even tried reinstalling iTunes, IE, and Firefox but the problem persists. it's obviously not a huge urgent problem, but very annoying all the same, especially since not only am I very into media but I make almost all my purchases and downloads online because it's easier, cheaper, and in greater supply than in any local store.

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I have some DOS programs which I have been running completely satisfactorily in my ACER notebook but suddenly do not operate. I have attached a sysinfo log text file and a screen capture of the error notification.

Is this something I'm going to be able to fix? These old programs are extremely valuable to me.

A:Solved: DOS programs stopped working config.nt bad?

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I own a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. 
Yesterday morning I started experiencing a problem loading iTunes.
At first iTunes just stopped loading, no error messages, just shows up in processes when trying to open it, then a 'Windows Problem Reporting' process flashes up and iTunes disappears.
I thought it was just one of many glitches with iTunes, but after countless attempts to try and do full/clean un/reinstall(s) with various versions, to no avail, I realised there's something else going on.
I ran all my anti-spyware/virus/malware programs, nothing major showed up, generally clean, just some adware tracing cookies.
Programs were: Avast Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes & SuperAntiSpyware. 
I've also run Combofix, but the log is a little beyond my comprehension, it does seem to show up some 'nasties'. 
I then gave up on iTunes as I needed to crack on with work, so I went to open Photoshop...
Now that has stopped working as well!
Same thing as with iTunes, shows up in processes on initial loading, then 'Windows Problem Reporting' process flashes up and it vanishes.
This is also happening with 'MusicBee', a new program I installed to try and replace iTunes.
I have tried a System Restore, but I couldn't go back any further than yesterday, thanks to all the un/reinstall(s) of iTunes.
I'm a little stuck as to what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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A:Vista 32-bit laptop, programs have stopped working...

As a simple fix try running 'SFC /scannow' from an elevated command prompt. If you have corrupted system files, which sounds very possible, this may very well fix them.
To do this, click 'Start - All programs - Accessories'. You will then see 'Command prompt'. RIGHT click on this and select 'Run as administrator'. A black window with white text will now open. Type 'sfc /scannow' at the cursor then press 'Enter'. NOTE there is a space between 'sfc' and /scannow' and do NOT type the quotation marks !
It should now run, it may say it needs you to re-boot first in which case re-boot and it will run. Let it run until it has finished. Depending on your processor and your hard drive this can take 45 - 60 minutes and when it has finished, re-boot and see if things are working again.
If they are, great. If they aren't, post back and further action can be considered.
Chris Cosgrove

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I have Win 7 Ultimate x64 installed on my pc. I had no trouble at all in the past. In the last few days though, I had programs like Paragon Partition Manager 11 Demo which stopped working where before I had no problems with. Each time I try to start it, it gives me error;

" a part of paragon system utilities has stopped working "

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: launcher.exe_Paragon System Utilities
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4bc4ff44
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdbdf
Exception Code: e06d7363
Exception Offset: 0000b727
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1082
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows
If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

and I have to close it down. Another thing that was working and now stopped is the new Call Of Duty Black OPS, this isn't even loading anything, it goes to black screen and freezes and I have to restart my pc manually.

I have re-installed these programs several times and even re-installed windows many times with no luck. I even changed my motherboard!! No luck at all. I googled everywhere bu... Read more

A:Most programs stopped working on my Win7 Ultimate x64

It would be worth opening Paragon Partition Manager 11 Demo while in safemode as should have no restrictions stopping it from opening in safemode.

Have you ran a HDD test? Run this Seatools Test to to test the drives. If you are running on RAID 0 system, I would run the test from the DOS (CD) mode to avoid conflicting results. If you've changed your Motherboard and reinstalled Windows it can only be the HDD or some software installed!

Is there programs that do open?

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I am trying to rid a computer running Vista Home Premium of many viruses. Managed to get rid of loads but some programmes have stopped working and the email seems to be sending out spam emails randomly

Running a Dell Inspiron on Vista HOme premium

A:Many Viruses found, programs stopped working

Hello and welcome.let's start here.TFC by OTPlease download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automaticall... Read more

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I think I might be in big trouble this time! I'm not totally lost around the computer but THIS has me stumped! Apparently I am not the Administrator of my computer anymore? I can't do a system restore? A bunch of programs stopped working. Music Match, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and God knows what else. Please please help... I have no Idea if my computer was hijacked???? or I have a wicked virus?

Here is my hijackthis file: ( I hope I did it right ) BELOW is the COMBOFIX report

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:36:38 AM, on 5/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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A:HUGE problems! Programs just stopped working, Please help!

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Today, I opened my PC and as soon as I logged on, Catalyst Control Center: Monitoring program, Windows Desktop Gadgets, ButtonMonitor and OOTag stopped working, all at the same time. I ignored it but the weird thing is there's a new option I've never seen before called ''Debug the program'' but it says No registered JIT debugger [...].

Anyhow, I went and tried to open a game, it immediately, without even trying to load the game itself, say '' 'X' is not responding''.
I tried opening Events Viewer to see what I could have done, but it also crashes and say Microsoft Management Console has stopped working.

I opened system restore to see what points there were and I noticed windows updates' at around 5 am, I do not even recall having updating something.

So, I update my graphic card (which it was already), I then looked through my updates and update to Windows 7 service pack 1 a few hours ago + windows 7 x64 based updates. Restarted my PC, nothing changed.

Any idea on what might be the issue? It really happened randomly, I did nothing unusual before opening my PC for the first time today, it's plain random. I even tried the repair windows update when you boot it with F8, didn't work, my Anti-virus, NOD32 ESET 5 didn't capture any malware. I downloaded SuperAntispyware, I did a complete scan 3 times, all I got was cookies, no malwares whatsoever. Also, I fixed all my registry issues with CCleaner. I re-formated my PC about 3 weeks or a month, so it's quite new.

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A:Start Up + random programs stopped working

Did you do an actual restore? Have you ran a sfc/scannow?

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I've been receiving lots of advice in other Bleeping Computer threads about these issues, but so far nothing has managed to resolve them.
The latest log of all the things I've done is in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/600012/windows-vista-32-bit-sony-vaio-laptop-some-programs-wont-start/
The main issue that started me posting for help was that iTunes & Photoshop suddenly stopped working.
They still don't, in fact, I have completely uninstalled iTunes now, as I've tried numerous clean un/reinstall(s) and it's just not happening...
I can live without iTunes, but not Photoshop. I use it for work. It would be great if I could get both back.
I have run a ridiculous amount of scans for all sorts of issues. 
I have noticed, along the way, that certain programs I have been asked to install and run, either didn't install or just wouldn't run.
Whether this laptop is infected or not, or it's just knackered, I don't know. (it is 8+ years old)
Here is my FRST log, any help would be much appreciated.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:25-12-2015
Ran by admin (administrator) on CHRISWEEKSMUSIC (26-12-2015 21:25:43)
Running from C:\Users\admin\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: admin (Available Profiles: admin & KB)
Platform: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X86) Language: English (United States)
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A:Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit) Certain programs have stopped working...

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 


CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-2526120626-3347230282-2708207307-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
Handler: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - No File
Handler: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - No File
FF Plugin: @divx.com/DivX Player Plugin,version=1.0.0 -> C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Player\npDivxPlayerPlugin.dll [No File]
CHR HKLM\...\Chrome\Extension: [gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\Chrome\aswWebRepChrome.crx [2015-12-26]
S3 catchme; \??\C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\catchme.sys [X]
S3 eapihdrv; \??\C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\ehdrv.sys [X]
S3 EsgScanner; system32\DRIVERS\EsgScanner.sys [X]
S3 FreshIO; \??\C:\Program Files\FreshDevices\FreshDiagnose\FreshIO.sys [X]
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Hi to you kind persons who are willing to help uninformed people like me.

This is for a Dell Dimension XPS 410 with Vista home premium PC, about a year old-- and yes my one year on-site warranty expired just recently in April. Perfect.

A week ago I got this message upon start-up:


Error loading

C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\MP3PLUGIN.DLL in a exception box.

I would just click OK, it went away and nothing seemed wrong.

A few days ago got: Executable for Solitaire game has stopped working. A problem has caused the program to stop working and windows will notify you if there is a solution. Windows did not notify me. my 14 year daughter is distraught without this game. Whines. A lot.

Today got: On access Scaner Service has stopped working. Specified module could not be found. I don't know what program this is.

Also got: Support Soft cmd has stopped working. unknown too

And got: McAcafee Spamkiller agent application has stopped working.
Went to McAfee site and got diagnostic run and McAcafee Spamkiller agent application is now working.

Went to microsft and had hour + long major virus scan done on PC and of course nothing was found. Mcafee ran today at 1AM and nothing was found.

Has any one experienced these issues who would kindly share their expertise??

Thanks, and hope to hear from you.

Best regards,


A:Programs stopped working for no apparent reason

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Hi guys,

I&#8217;ve been trying all day to fix some serious issues with my PC, and I&#8217;ve just about run out of ideas. If anybody can help me out I&#8217;d very much appreciate it!

Here&#8217;s the story so far:

1. Woke up this morning and the computer wouldn&#8217;t boot. Windows XP Home system with SP2, about a year old, with no hint of a previous problem. Would get to the &#8220;Windows XP&#8221; splash screen and spontaneously reboot, cycling indefinitely, unable to boot in Safe Mode either.

2. Inserted the XP CD and got into Recovery Console. I tried the following commands and got these responses:

C: 305235 MB \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
D: \Device\Cdrom0

"bootcfg /scan"
<some standard introductory messages>
Error: failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations.
<and a suggestion to run chkdsk>

"chkdsk /p"
<standard introductory messages>
CHKDSK found one or more errors on the volume

"chkdsk /r"
<the same introductory stuff>
<&#8230; and about an hour later&#8230;>
CHKDSK has finished checking the volume

"bootcfg /scan"
Same response as before.

3. Undeterred, I typed "exit" and attempted to reboot in Safe Mode. Successful boot!

4. Scanned the entire system with Malwarebytes and avast! (on Thorough setting), both came up clean. Rebooted in normal mode and the system now appears to be running stably.

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A:Solved: Various programs stopped working after serious crash

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System - Windows XP w/ SP2 (all recent updates installed)
Sony DRU-510A (latest firmware)
DMA enabled on the drive
Seem to be able to burn successfully under Windows Explorer.
Nero (latest version) hangs after 10% done - Burner and HD light flash on/off. Cannot cancel. Eventually system locks up and have to restart computer.
Alcohol 120% does same thing - burns maybe 10% then says there is a problem.
Nero used to work before on this system (before SP2 update) Tried swapping the drive out with new one - same problem.Tried different media-same problem.
The hardware is fine, the media is fine.
Can burn under explorer, but not under Nero or Alcohol 120%.
Am thinking it's a setting or something somewhere that I missed. Everything used to work fine before SP2.
Using the latest updates from both Nero and Alcohol which are supposed to work under SP2.
Using the latest firware updates on the burner.
Made 20 coasters so far. Please help

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Hello :),

I have a Dell xps 15 laptop with windows 7 familial edition and i have problems :s :

-When i try to open services i get the error message : Microsoft mangament console has stopped working (the message appears twice)

-Although I can still access services through msconfig which does work

-Services alone does work in safe mode

-I did some sfc/scannow test but it did not find any corrupted file each time

-I tried booting without any non-windows-services but MMC still crashes when i want to open services

-It also crashs when i want to get to the details of the event viewers

-I did not pay the extra fee to get a windows 7 CD with the laptop so i can't do a repair install :s

-Here is a crash log :

Sig[0].Name=Nom de l?application
Sig[1].Name=Version de l?application
Sig[2].Name=Horodatage de l?application
Sig[3].Name=Nom du module par d?faut
Sig[4].Name=Version du module par d?faut
Sig[5].Name=Horodateur du module par d?faut
Sig[6].Name=Code de l?exception
Sig[7].Name=D?calage de l?exception
DynamicSig[1].Name=Version du syst... Read more

A:MMC has stopped working when trying to open services

try opening an elevated command prompt:
Start > type cmd > right click cmd and run as administrator

then type:
sfc /scannow

restart your computer and do it again 3 or 4 times to make sure it finds everything

--keep us posted

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hi all this issue has been givingh me sleepless nights for a few days now, after fresh install of os i cart get any programs to install comes up saying either stopped working or cart be installed, i do manage to get my wifi driver installed and few other little programs but nothink major as in drivers ect, i didt have to install drivers coz windows already did it for me just had to update to right ones ect, i have tryed 3-4 diffrent win7 disks and 2 hard drives still same problem, i did try xp and that seems to work fine but that iis no good for my game i an intending to play i hope somebody can help me with this is sending me mad! (im no newbie at pcs but i aint no pro) on windows 7 32 bit 7600 6.1

A:after fresh install no programs are installing or stopped working

Were you able to officially activate Windows?

Were you able to go to Windows Update and get your OS fully updated?

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Im having the same issue las good 10 days. Im using my computer at work so I can go on here and ask for help.
My Toshiba satelite laptop, running on windows & home premium restatrted by it self and when it came back lots of things were different.
-The web cam meny box on the side(or top) of the screen was gone.
-I was able to enter my files but I couldnt start or install any programs. Couldnt start any antivirus program and I have (Avira and Ad-Aware)
-Internet browser is not openning either
-I tried to start it in Safe mode, safe mode with internet, Repair my computer and basicly any option in 'advanced boot options-F8'-nothing
Recover or restoring to some other day is not working either and lots of options in control panel wont start, all those that have something to do with computer settings or system to do.
-Is a Format disc only option.. and what happened.???!!

Thank you in advance....

A:Windows 7 stopped working, Cant start antivirus programs or anything

try spybot search & destroy, sounds like some spy ware

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[sorry it this topic has already been started: thank you if you redirect me, or relocate my post]
i have windows7 64bit.
it is some weeks that a certain number of my programs refuse to start showing the message "[app] has stopped working". if i go to the event viewer all these events show an error related to kernelbase:

- Provider
[ Name] Application Error
- EventID 1000
[ Qualifiers] 0
Level 2
Task 100
Keywords 0x80000000000000
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2010-12-17T22:43:20.000000000Z
EventRecordID 469060
Channel Application
Computer LANA-PC
- EventData

if one googles for "stopped working" kernelbase, one finds a lot of discussions related to how to solve this type of problem when affecting internet explorer, or outlook, or ..., and so on.
fortunately for me none of my 'main' programs is affected, but multiple important and or useful programs: the wireless manager for my mobile broadband card; the utility which changes the wallpaper; the program i use to edit my photographs, and others.
in my opinion the fact that multiple programs share a same error shows that the error is not related to those single, different programs, but to something which has to do with the system.
beside this, there is the fact that some programs are unable to write their file... Read more

A:many programs "stopped working"; other are unable to write files

Have you tried using SFC?

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After I did the steps pinned at the top of the Securty topic my IE is running blinding fast like it used to, but something got changed in the process of running all those cleaners and virus scanners. It used to be my Start menu and my Favorites menu remembered the most recently used items. So if I oppened the Start menu for example is would only show the last four or five programs I accessed in a catagory, and if I hovered the pointer over the directory it would then expand the menu to show all the programs. Same for the Favorites menu. They do not seem to be working any longer. If I open my Favorites or Start menus they expand completely and I have to hunt for what I want to open. How can I turn this very convenient "remember" feature back on?

A:Remember recently used Programs and Favorites stopped working

I'm guessing you're using CCleaner? When it starts look at the options it presents on the left under Windows and Applications tabs. It deletes everything being checked. Decide if you want to uncheck things like History, Recent Documents, MRUs (Most Recently Used).

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Ok so all of a sudden this morning I got winspyware removal spyware or something like that in addition to outerinfo. I ran adaware and uninstalled outerinfo. But I kept getting popups so I tried to run adaware in safe mode but I kept getting an error message (ttimer or something like that). When I restarted, my Symantec antivirus wouldn’t start up. I downloaded hijackthis to try to get you guys a log, but I keep getting an error message. Here is the log up to the error message

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:24:36 AM, on 7/13/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
D:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\Program Files\HP\ToolBoxFX\bin\HPTLBXFX.exe
D:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
D:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rea... Read more

A:Need help! I canÂ’t get rid of pop ups. Spyware removal programs stopped working!!

Please!!! this is a shared computer at work and people are complaining

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Hi, I recently got infected with a virus disguising itself as an antivirus program called "Antivirus Action". I looked up some info online and followed the directions that I found here: Remove Antivirus Action (Uninstall Guide). I ran Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and deleted the files it told me to.

It detected the Antivirus Action and about 10 other files so I deleted them. I tried to make sure that no important files were being deleted, but I don't know much about computers so maybe it did. When I restarted and logged onto my account I got a few notices saying these (and other) programs had stopped working: WMI Provider Host, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Sync Center. I can't remember the other ones but those are the ones I wrote down. When Windows Explorer stopped working my desktop icons and taskbar disappeared. I tried restarting again and this time Windows Explorer didn't stop working, but whenever I try to open something like Task Manager or Word Processor, I get the same 'stopped working' error message.

After one particular restart I also got a notice saying "logon.scr - Application error. The application failed to initialize properly. Click OK to terminate the application" but that has happened only once so far. Sometimes after restarting, Windows Explorer and some other programs stop working immediately and all I'm left with is a black screen and I have to force shut down but usually Windows Explorer won't stop working until a few minutes after e... Read more

A:Removed Antivirus Action and now certain programs have stopped working

Welcome, the security people will determine if the virus is still present. Until that time perform a clean boot. If everything works you will be able to correct it yourself, by following clean boot
If it does not work, but does in Safe Mode, it is probably a driver.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I have 3 programs that stopped working, they will not load up, and I believe that The latest Windows updates are responsible. These programs are Inworldz Beta Viewer, Imprudence Viewer, and Second Life Viewer. They have always worked fine for me until Wednesday when suddenly none of them would load up. The next day, Windows 7 didn't want to load up. I had to restart the computer a couple of times before it did.

I have tried system restore, but it fails every time. I tired sfc/scannow command, but it doesn't find anything. Avast antivirus doesn't find any threats, although it finds some "warnings" that it won't seem to do anything about. I can upload an image of those warnings if it would help. Malewarebits doesn't find anything.

The only thing that has changed on my computer that I'm aware of since Wednesday, when Inworldz was working, was Windows installed some updates. So I'm guessing that caused the problems.

I have been advised elsewhere that I should do a Windows 7 Repair, but the process sounds confusing as heck. A complete clean reinstall of Windows 7 sounds easier. But, regardless, if the problem was caused by Windows updates, wouldn't the problem just return when Windows updates itself again after I've done all of that? That's a lot of work only to have the problem return.

I noticed that these 3 programs have log folders. They might keep crash files if someone can make sense of them. I might be able to upload the log files if th... Read more

A:3 programs stopped working, I think Windows updates are responsible

I've replied in your other thread as well. You might try System Restore in Safe Mode, and see if that will work (SR has never been reliable for me)

Safe Mode

You might hold off on the Repair Install, but it is pretty straight forward. If you can Clean Install, you can do a Repair Install

Repair Install

IF it was caused by Windows Updates, the System Restore may be your easiest fix, if you can get it to work.

A Guy

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When I right click on a JPEG file in 'My Computer' and then move the mouse over 'open with', instead of the list of programs I get another box saying 'open with' which does nothing when I click on it. Very frustrating. Means I have to open Photoshop elements and search for the file from there. Slow and back to front. Any Ideas?


Andy Martin

Here is my system Info.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, x86 Family 15 Model 43 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 82205 MB;
Motherboard: , 939Dual-SATA2, 1.00, 00000000
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 antivirus system 2.70, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:'open with' command has stopped working with JPEGs.

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This is weird. I can't open any links from my email (Outlook) I can't even login to my Internet Explorer version 7. I can't even access any links from my desktop. Outlook mailer is working fine. It's the internet part that's causing the prob. All apps appear to open from desktop etc. I am using XP Home.

I have a few PDF files sitting on my desktop and when I click on those I get AcroRd32.exe - Ordinal Not Found. The Ordinal 481 could not be located in the dynamic link library iertutil.dll - However the app will open after a few clicks of the mouse.

I can open Firefox no problem. I use Googlemail and that's OK and all links from that open OK in Firefox. I mainly use Firefox which is a far superior browser but I do need ie7.

I did a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware test and the logs don't show any infections.

I would be very grateful if someone could help me resolve this ie7 issue. Just a thought.... what if I downloaded the new ie8 version which I would have to do from Firefox, would that be a feasible solution?

Thanks for any help, will much appreciated.

A:My IE7 stopped working, can't open internet links.

I experienced the EXACT SAME PROBLEMS -- at this same time frame!

This is a PANDA problem.

I have Firefox and Chrome also installed -- they work fine, no problems with them.

Need a PANDA fix fast!

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