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Vista wont allow more the 5 or 6 program starts

Q: Vista wont allow more the 5 or 6 program starts

I am trying to fix a friends laptop, a Sony Vaio running Vista home premium. The problem is that after booting you can start 5 or 6 programs by clicking on the icons after that you cannot start any programs. I have scanned the machine with Malwarebytes and avg and the pctools pctuneup onetime fix, I have also manually found and removed a couple of malware programs and used msconfig and regedit to look for anything suspicious. ( I am an electronics engineer and also write software so not computer illiterate). If I boot up to safe mode programs run normally. Any suggestions as to what is causing this?

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Preferred Solution: Vista wont allow more the 5 or 6 program starts

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I cant turn on the pc but specs are: immpb fm motherboard, amd ryzen 480 graphics card with a intel core i7 (i think) it turns on and was working fine until an expert installed this motherboard. My imgur link shows me trying to turn on the pc and use it http://imgur.com/a/b3BEhvG i know its not the monitors but thats all i know.
 

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hi and thanks in advance. i have an HP a6152n. ive had it for about a year and yesterday my brother's (who has the same PC) PSU went out. i wanted to make sure that was the problem so i used mine to test it. when i go to put it back into my computer the pc powers on. the fans spin on the cpu the video card and on the side of the case. but the monitor shows no activity, the keyboard only flashes and mouse doesnt work. i have tried the ram test to and i got beeps out of the mother board. i also tested the swapped out the video card but so far nothing has worked. i also reset the bios to see if that would work. i even bought a new power supply (gave the old one to my brother) if any of you have any more sugestions i would really appreciate it
 

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Every time Win XP SP3 opens a message appears saying Adobe Acrobat Distiller 8 has encountered a problem and must close. Trying to open the program intentionally meets the same message and problem. Trying to reinstall results in a blue screen with stop error message starting in 0x0000004E. Restore for a time before this problem appeared produces message that nothing has change to restore

A:Program starts, crashes on its own

Welcome to TSF....

Have you tried uninstalling and then rebooting and reinstalling Adobe Acrobat Distiller 8?

Stop Error 0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT Windows OS

Microsoft has pulled its fix for this the page is unavailable.

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How can I stop my computer from starting INCD after I eject a regular data CD. It doesn't start when I put the data CD in the drive but starts when I eject it. I'm not even wanting to use that program. I've looked everywhere for a setting but can't find it.

Thanks
 

A:program starts when I eject CD

This is a known issue that has been answered here before. You can remove InCD through Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs.
 

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Well, I downloaded this trainer for a game. I have an avg exception file where if there is a false positive, I can put that program in there.
I started it up, ran it with the game, and it didn't work. (I never put it in the folder where I have an exception, and I never got a virus warning.)
I deleted the game, and the next time I started my computer it started 3 times, then crashed. A bunch of runtime errors popped up and Windows Explorer went non-responsive. Then it all stopped until next startup.

I went looking for the program, searched the C: drive, and found it located in my Temp file under AppData. Deleted it, then it returned after another startup. I could not believe it, it must be some type of stealth virus.

I changed the permissions on that, made it so no one could access it... no luck.
I searched the registry with TuneUp 2009 registry search and found two subkeys belonging to it. Deleted them, same thing keeps happening, they return to the registry...

I check my other User account on my computer, It's worse. When I log on, It keeps starting and won't stop unless I open notepad (or any other software to prevent Windows to log off.) then attempt to log off, stops the process, and cancel it.

I have no other choices, could this be the Alcan virus, could the Brute Force Remover Delete it? I have been afraid to use it. Could I also use ComboFix and catchme. I heard they can be dangerous to use without a malware expert's ok..

Any suggestions?
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A:Program starts up after deleted

Hello and welcome to TSF.


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I have no other choices, could this be the Alcan virus, could the Brute Force Remover Delete it? I have been afraid to use it.




Please do not attempt to do any self-fixing if you're asking for assistance here. It complicates matters and makes it harder for us to clean.


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Could I also use ComboFix and catchme.




In addition to my above comment: Also, as seen in Post #2 of our sticky topic 'NEW INSTRUCTIONS Read this Before Posting For Malware Removal Help'


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Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

As stated by the author of ComboFix:

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.




We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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.

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Everytime I start XP or open up my laptop and it comes off of standby Publisher starts AND Publisher tries to insert a picture from my in-built camera.

So I have to look at myself, cancel the insert/capture of picture, close Publisher, click 'no' to 'do you want to save?'- every time. There's nothing in msconfig-startup, except one suspiciously blank entry at the top. There's also nothing in Start->Programs->startup.

Any ideas why my computer loves Publisher so much? Or where I can see what is supposed to be starting up each time.

Also I almost never use Publisher and hadn't used it in a long time when this began

Thanks!
 

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A friend of mine is having issues with programs starting invisibly.
One program in particular would be Hammer, the map editor for HL2.
There will be an instance of the program in task manager but it isn't actually accessible. The same issue is occurring with a program on a flashdrive that has proven to work on another PC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Program starts invisibly.

Hi

all programs that start at loadup are usually found in

Start run msconfig startup.

Or in the startup folder on the start menu.

Or in the registry, but i wouldnt go in there unless you need to.

Regards
 

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Somehow my settings got changed such that Remote Camera starts EVERY time my computer sleeps. Very annoying, and I can't figure out how to make it stop. It doesn't connect to Bluetooth (which I have disabled), so it always gives error messages.

Help!!! Thanks!

A:Program starts after every sleep

does it start in sleep or when you get it out of sleep. does the program also starts when you turn the computer on? if so, goto start, typ in the search bar ''msconfig'' click on the msconfig bar that appears. when the window opened goto startup and deselect the box of the program. click apply and restart your computer

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I just repaired my computer that was shocked and fried in an electric storm 2 months ago, And now its been 3 days and whenever I start it up it goes to the windows logo and shows it loading but right before it goes into the account select screen it just stops loading! I've tried everything, safe mode, start it last time it worked, start it normally, and I even repaired all my files.


Any ideas?

A:Windows starts up but wont finish..

Well the obvious answer is that the computer is not "repaired".

What fried and what did you do about it ?

Can you get to safe mode ?

Do you have an XP disk to run chkdsk, fixboot & fixmbr ?

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My laptop with windows xp software starts normally with the desktop and icons appearing on the screen. However, no programs will start and after about eight or nine clicks with the mouse the laptop emits a 'BEEP' sound and from then on it doesnt do anything at all, even the cursor dissapears. Does anyone know whta could have happened and if there is anything i can do to it myself to solve the problem? I really need the documents on there so if you know anything can you please comment.
 

A:My Laptop starts up fine but wont do anything!?!?!? Please help

Have you tried booting to safemode
 

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I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.
 

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txscorpionman said:



I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.Click to expand...



Have you tried a different monitor, al though you say it works on your friends you also say it's intermittent, it could simply be that the monitor is faulty and moving it cures the problem.
 

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My precision 690 witch I am resurrecting to act as a server/nas . It powers on but does not connect to the screen the power switch appears not to work, I tried to reset the bios switch and changed the battery. To no avail. Just plugging in the power starts the machine and the fans seem to run at high speed, is the m/board
broken or is there a way to sort it, I also tried different VGA cards none worked. Looking for help. Thanks in advance. Stephen
 

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It's listed as PDF printer with a checkmark in msconfig on the startup tab, after unchecking it, pressing apply, then pressing ok and clicking restart now after it prompts me, it will still appear on startup with a pop up saying I have no days left, and it also opens firefox to this site.

Software Download - PDF Printer and Converter for Windows 7

I checked MSconfig after the startup and the checkmark is back after startup, even though unchecked it before.

A:Program still starts up after being disabled in msconfig

It's never recommended to remove a startup entry from MSCONFIG, it should be used only for troubleshooting purposes.

I would recommend that you set msconfig as normal startup, once the computer starts up, launch the application, go to settings/preferences/options something to that effect and then find the option (launch with windows/windows startup/automatically start.. something similar to that) and then disable it from there.

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In the power settings, I set the monitor off time to 10 minutes.

When I get away from my computer more than 10 minutes, an invisible program starts running. It uses harddisk like crazy, and I also hear the CPU fan working faster.

I used "Process Explorer" to detect this program. I see a "svchost.exe" terminating in the last second as soon as I turn the monitor on by a mouse move or keyboard input. Unfortunately I am not able to see the parent process because it terminates immediately when the monitor turns on.

How can I detect this suspicious program?
(OS: Windows 7 Ultimate)

A:A program starts running whenever monitor is off

It might just be the Windows Indexing Service. Have you enabled or installed any "Folding at Home" software? That will use your computer for various number crunching tasks devoted to science during periods of no use. I'm not sure if ATI still has that "Folding" option when you install the drivers, but you may have installed it when you installed the ATI driver package. I've never installed it, but it's either a startup program or a service you can disable.

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It's listed as PDF printer with a checkmark in msconfig on the startup tab, after unchecking it, pressing apply, then pressing ok and clicking restart now after it prompts me, it will still appear on startup with a pop up saying I have no days left, and it also opens firefox to this site.

Software Download - PDF Printer and Converter for Windows 7

I checked MSconfig after the startup and the checkmark is back after startup, even though unchecked it before.

A:Program still starts up after being disabled in msconfig

It's never recommended to remove a startup entry from MSCONFIG, it should be used only for troubleshooting purposes.

I would recommend that you set msconfig as normal startup, once the computer starts up, launch the application, go to settings/preferences/options something to that effect and then find the option (launch with windows/windows startup/automatically start.. something similar to that) and then disable it from there.

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Hello, I need help on my computer. Seems that every time I start a program (games and videos), my computer freezes. It also makes a loud beeping sound, which starts and ends every second. I was wondering if anyone could help me this problem. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Computer Freezing When A Program Starts.

You may have a bad stick (or 2) of RAM. Try the following programs to see if that is the problem. I prefer Memtest86, but both are good programs. Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic" MicroSoft's Memory Test BIOS beep & POST codes

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I have an XP Home machine that when I click on a specialized video app. starts another completely unrelated program.. after selecting 'cancel' on a couple of screen that pop up for the unrelated program, the intended video app. finally starts. I have done some file cleanup recently that may have caused this, but I have also uninstalled and reinstalled the video app. and still have the same problem. Any ideas?

Thanks, Matt
 

A:Solved: Wrong Program Starts

Solved my own problem... I actually had this occurring on my XP as well as my Vista machine. I was trying to access the same program on both, but each was trying to start an installer for two different programs. The below 'Installer CleanUp Utility' worked for both machines.

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=290301

How to use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...ion122121121120

Thanks!
 

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I have a PIM that my wife and I have used for many years. It's a small shareware program called Namebase. I went to open the program yesterday and got this error message, "Unrecognized database format Namebase.mdb. Error number:3343." The program won't load after that. Windows search says, "Error Number 3343 Unrecognized database format 'databasename.mdb'. Cause, This is typically when the Jet database engine was improperly shut down during the process of writing to disk."
I have a backup dated end of April 06. I loaded the program on another computer. This old backup works fine but when I load the ?corrupted .mdb file I get the same error message. Unfortunately, the backup is 4 months old.

Is there a way of correcting this corrupted database file?

Program is a Windows program. Computer fairly new and O/S is WinXP pro.
 

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I have same problem with a program "Magictune" for samsung bx2250 LED. It starts in windows 7 normally but not in windows 8. Please some one reply.

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Can someone help me.
As soon as I RIGHT click on any icon a installer starts up trying to install adobe acrobat 8.
If I right click on the start button the same happens.
I ran SDfix but it found nothing, I also ran a virus scan and it found nothing, I ran vundo fix and it found nothing the same with CWShredder.
 

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Everytime I run a program this pops-up:Any ideas? I have put in the disc and pressed "ok" and it still pops up.

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Hi
Windows 7, .... I am NOT able to find 'Start Up' folder,.... C > User > Program File, although there are all other programs, i.e., Word, McAfee, I.E., Mail and others. On XP, it is SO easy to find 'Start Up' folder.

The reason I want to find 'Start Up' folder is that I want to get 'Support Forum' run automatically when Windows 7 starts.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

A:How to Run a Program Automatically when Windows 7 Starts

Browse to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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I think my PC might be infected. It is really slow at start up and whenever a program starts. Any help would be appreciated. ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:20:08 PM, on 9/12/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exeC:\Program Files\Mic... Read more

A:Slow Start Up And Program Starts

jantanee, sorry for the delay

If you still require assistance, please post a fresh Hijackthis log. Thanks.

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP3.

I've put a shortcut to a program in the Start>Programs>Startup folder, but the program that the shortcut points to, doesn't start. (I've had it there before and it worked.) Any ideas?

I remember that (it was probably somebody from some tech support) somebody told me to issue some command in Start>Run... . This allowed me to see and manipulate the startup programs. Does anybody know what the name of that command is?

Thank you,

royeo
 

A:How to start a program when Windows starts

What program are u trying to start?
msconfig is the name of the command that will let u see the startup list.
 

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ive had my laptop for a year now and its been running perfectly fine up until now. When i start my computer up, it shows the screen that has the HP logo and then stays their. I have to turn my computer on and off a few times for it too actually get past that screen and boot windows. Do any of you have some suggestions on how i can fix this?

computer specs -

HP Laptop
Intel Core Duo processor running at 2 GHz
Windows XP service pack 2

if you need any more specs ill be happy to provide

thanks in advance
 

A:Computer starts up, windows xp wont boot

Welcome to TSG....

Do you have the recovery software for your computer?
 

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Basically my keyboard works when it starts. I can press F8 or Esc to go into the windows startup menu. However when (even in safe mode) it starts up it asks for Ctrl+Alt+Del. Here my keyboard is non responsive. I've had this issue before and used to solve it with windows restore settings to a previous date through safe mode, however this time i can't get into safe mode because clever windows felt like making it so secure.
Also the option of going back to previously good settings after pressing F8 desnt help. I've tried all sorts of boot disks made on my other computer but nothing seems to get it to that BIOS screen. As i said the buttons work before windows starts up just i cant do anything useful with them. Oh and i dont have an XP Pro CD either... would that help? how do i restore mysetings to a previous date?

A:Keyboard Wont Work When Windows Starts Up!?

Hi andrew99 and welcome to TSF !

Is this a laptop or a desktop ?

If it's a desktop, is that keyboard PS/2, usb or wireless ? What's its brand and model ? Try with another PS/2 keyboard and report if you have the same problems.

If it's a laptop, what model is it ?

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my disk driver is LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S if there is a disk in the drive when windows starts immediately, the drive will read it. 2-3minutes after windows boots up, the disk drive will not detect anything that is in the drive. is there some update that i missed that can help me fix this problem, or is it just windows being a nuisance? thanks.
 

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Hi,

Over the past few weeks, when i went to turn on my PC it would start for anywhere in between 1 and 4 seconds and then completely turn off. After a few tries though, it would stay on. But today, after many tries it doesn't stay on.

When i start it, all fans, lights, drives turn on/light up then 1-5 seconds later everything just turns off completley. It doesnt even get to the point where it makes that beep sound. I thought it might be my power supply, but i bought a brand new one only a few months ago. i've tried reseating the RAM, cleaning the motherboard area, re-connecting wires/cables but nothing is fixing it.

Anyone have any ideas what this could be?

Specs:
AMD Duron 1600GHz
512MB DDR RAM
ASROCK K7S41 MOBO
ATI RADEON 9200 SE
 

A:PC Wont Start (Starts for a few seconds then stops)

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hi, my computer starts up, then 2 mins later it turns off and wont turn back on for 20mins or so. fan is on. can someone help?
its a gateway 510x, their is enough circulation in the back. this is what happens.
i sign in, i wait for everything to load, then before i touch the mouse the computer shuts off and wont turn on for 20mins
 

A:Computer starts, then shuts off, wont start up again

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A new program I am trying out is GotoCamera, a webcam tool.
There is no way I can find in the software setup that allows it to start automatically when Windows starts. With Windows XP I could add it to a startup folder, but I don't think Windows 7 has one. How can I get GotoCamera to start automatically when I start Windows? Thanks!

A:How can I have a program start automatically when Windows starts?

Press Start then All Programs and scroll down to the Startup folder. You can right click on this and open it.

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Hey everyone,

First time posting here. Recently last week, i started getting BSODs with the "ntoskrnl.exe" being the issue according to bluescreenview. I was playing CS:GO and it blue screened twice, one after another. Today when coming home from work, I was playing Rust, and bam, a series of BSOD. It seems to have gotten worse seeing as how I can't even run a program without it crashing.

I ran memtest and no errors were found.

I've gone ahead and uploaded the zip file along with screenshots of Bluescreenview.

Thanks!

A:BSOD whenever a program starts up. ntoskrnl.exe the culprit.

Bump. Anyone got anything?

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Hi, I'll try to be short, since it's strange and hard to explain.

Had windows 8.1, upgraded to Windows 10, everything normal.
After a few months, one program I use for a long time started giving me problems - plays.tv.
It''s a client app that allows recording of in-game footage for gamers. The problem I started experiencing was that whenever I clicked the shortcut or the exe of plays.tv, instead of opening the program window, nothing would happend. Upon clicking again after a while, I would get the usual "The program is already running". So, checking the task manager I could see there was indeed a process open for it. But nothing I could do would make it show up, there's not even an icon in the task bar. So, only solution would be to end the process in the task manager and restart again. Usually at the second attempt it starts normally. Not always.
Now, this problem started hapening rarely, to occasionally, to frequently, to always. And soon, it was affecting also another program, also related to video recording - OBS Studio. They didn't start at the same time, OBS just started more recently. Contacted support for plays.tv, they never seen anything like it.
Now, the most recent windows update changed the display a bit for the the task manager. So now when that happends, I can clearly see that the processes are indeed running in the task manager, but not in the apps tab where they were supposed to be, the process will be in the background processes instead.

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Hello,
We are having an issues with my son's dell laptop D620. It is running XP pro 2002 SP3.
The problem seems to occur both randomly and anytime the windows auto updater trys to install a program. Sometimes 1-2 minutees after boot up, an install starts out of nowhere. It proceeds as a normal install would 1) the install status window with progress bar appears and the bar progresses for 1/3 of the way, then 2) a second status window appears stating that the feature we are trying to use is on a CD ROM that is not available. this box inlcudes the browse folder area which happens to have the numeral "1" in the text entry area. 3) you can either cancel which just loops back to the install status then back to the second bowse status window, or select OK which brings up a third status box stating that path "1" cannot be found. 4) if you select the OK box that appears in the status message in the second half of item 3 above, you get a 4th status box that reads "The installation package for the product Status cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'status.msi'.
The only way to cancel this whole thing is to use the task manager applications tab and end the 'status' application. I don't know what triggers this to start. This same behavior seems to occur after some (not all) windows auto updates are downloaded and in the process of being installed. this problem seems to have began af... Read more

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Strange.. didn't think this could happen on XP, but my desktop is now cluttered with the folder \program every time I boot up..
I have seen it and cured it on Win 9x several times but have never seen it on XP.

Any clues out there
 

A:Windows XP Pro starts with the c:\program folder open..

start, run, MSCONFIG , startup tab and see if you can disable it from the startup.
 

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hi,

after i installed sp2 i try to start a program and the windows installer for
that program would run and i would have to cancel the installer before the program would start.

for an example i start msn messenger the installer for messenger would start
i canel it and then program will start.
it seems that any program that was installed using windows installer has
this problem

I`ve Tryied using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility it works ok, but i have to reinstall the program that i "cleaned up" and then the problem comes
back .

Any ideas
Thanks
Brendan
 

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When I try opening Mabinogi the game patcher will work but the client will start for a second or less and then close. It only happens with this program although Active X and the drivers are updated. It works on my other computers but not this one even though this is my newest computer. No error message occurs either. I also seem to be the only one having this problem out of other people playing the game :/ this is on a windows 7 home premium Toshiba satellite c655

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:55:11 PM, on 2/16/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\5.2.0.13\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\2.0.17.20\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Smart Defrag 2\SmartDefrag.exe
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C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Solved: Program starts than closes quickly

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hi,

after i installed sp2 i try to start a program and the windows installer for
that program would run and i would have to cancel the installer before the program would start.

for an example i start msn messenger the installer for messenger would start
i canel it and then program will start.
it seems that any program that was installed using windows installer has
this problem

I`ve Tryied using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility it works ok, but i have to reinstall the program that i "cleaned up" and then the problem comes
back .

Any ideas
Thanks
Brendan
 

A:Installer runs everytime a program starts.

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I have a laptop running Windows XP. When I first turn on the computer my X-Cleaner program automatically starts loading and running. This is a nuisance to me as I would rather run it when I am ready to turn off my computer. I have read that if I go to the start up folder that is the place to remove programs that run automatically at start up. The problem is the program is not there. I also read that I need to go to the registry if I don't find it in start up. I don't know how to go to the registry and then how to do whatever I need to in order to change this from occurring. If anyone knows how, can you please let me know?

Thank you,

Adrine

A:Program Automatically Starts When I Turn On Computer

Go to Start > Run > type "msconfig". Go to the "Startup" tab, and see if the program is there. If it is, uncheck it and apply!

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I recently installed a program called Zortam Mp3 Media Studio which I haven't tried using yet. Every time I boot up, the program starts even though I never created a shortcut in any Start Up directory. Can anyone tell me where the program's shortcut is that is starting it at bootup and how to stop it doing this?

Thank you,
.....Gord
 

A:Solved: Program starts at BootUp; how do I stop it?

Best way to do this I think is to go to Start,Run and type in msconfig in the box ...then click on start up and unclick the offending program in the list that appears then click ok ...you will get a reminder when you next boot up but you can just ignore that ...
 

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hey all, im new to the forum but i have a problem. My computer is an e-machines and is about a year old and for the past maybe 6 months ill turn it on and all the fans start up but the processor fan stops and then it wont boot up. Normally i just keep turning it on and off and it will eventually rev up really high and then slow down and then be fine adn work ok. Now its not doing anything, Just over and over turns on and then turns off while both other fans stay running. Power supply seems to be working properly. Doesnt make any noise and i have power everywhere. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Processor fan starts but stops and computer wont turn on

Sounds like the CPU fan is dead. Replace it. In my area a new CPU fan is $20-30.
 

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so my pc is working or atleast when it starts but the problem is that it takes like few hours i dont know yesterday needed 5 hours to start up sometimes 20minutes and is not normal.... pc starts everythink inside its starts but monitor,mouse and keybord i alredy removed the small battery on mobo and put it back in after few minutes and its still doest work pls help ...
 

A:pc starts but monitor,keybord and mouse wont start

Can you please provide the model number and manufacturer name of your computer?

Have you changed any internal components before having this issue?
 

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last night my computer froze and i had to shut it down holding the power button. since then when i have tried to turn it on, it first looks like its gonna load, but then goes to the screen w/ the 3 safe mode options to start in, and to start in windows normally. the arrow keys will not work for me, so i cant get to safe mode and dont know how. after it waits for 30 seconds, it will start in normal mode, and go the the screen where it looks like its gonna load, the "Windows XP Professional" screen, where there is the time bar thing (not sure what thats called). once it is there, the screen will turn black and then restart and go back to the startup page w/ the safe mode options and normal mode option. rinse and repeat. i dont know what to do and any help will be appreciated. thanks!

A:Computer Starts And Goes To Boot Screen But Wont Start Up

If using keys at boot won't work and XP can't start then you could try using you XP installation disk to boot windows or try a linux OS on a dvd. If you still can't get it to go then try a repair install off the XP disk. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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My computer freezes many times when ill start it up and get to desktop. It wont take any commands after starting and ill have to shut it down by turning power off. It seems that when ill start my computer in safe mode and then ill restart and go back to normal mode it works normally. All these began after 2 latest updates.

A:Computer freezes to desktop when it starts and wont shut down.

tuplad89, Welcome to Seven Forums. This is not my area of expertise, but I would suggest, starting in normal mode. Hold down the windows key(the one with the flag on it) and push the "R" key. It will bring up a dialogue box. type msconfig in the box and go to the startup tab. Uncheck everything there except your anti virus program, you will be prompted to reboot. Do so. Reboot even if not pompted. after reboot go back and make sure everything is still unchecked. See if you notice a difference in your issue.

Next press the start button and open an elevated command prompt ( Start-type cmd in the search boz, right click the cmd entry there and select run as administrator) In that window that appears type/copy-paste sfc /scannow If you decide to type it notice the space between the SFC and the /. If it says it found no integrity issues, type exit and let us know. If it says it found problems it couldn't fix, exit and restart the computer. Do the same thing again run scannow again. reboot. Keep doing that for 3 or 4 times until you get found no integrity violations. It is scanning system files looking for corrupted or missing files and trying to replace/repair them. It may take up to 3 times with reboots in between.

Please let us know the results of those things.

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my computer windows xp dell wont read teh keyboard or mouse because it says it needs to be installed in the software wizard i cant install it because it wont work. i have rebooted it and also enable it to read usb devices and it still wont work idk what is the problem that it wont read it and want to know how to fix it
 

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having problem with the computer with programs not loading or updating , or it hang up , havent really done anything to fix it yet

thanks

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