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Help! Vista Premium x64 suddenly not loading programs on startup and no programs run!

Q: Help! Vista Premium x64 suddenly not loading programs on startup and no programs run!

I don't know what has happened. After installing Daemon Tools, I restart my computer and none of my startup programs run. I try 3 system restore points where this wasn't occuring and it still happens. When I click any desktop icons other than things like My Computer, Control Panel, etc. they are not opening. What has happened and what can I do? The only programs I've installed recently are TeamViewer 4, a game called Archlord, SWiSH Max 2, and that Daemon Tools. What can I do?

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A: Help! Vista Premium x64 suddenly not loading programs on startup and no programs run!

I would try un-installing the programs one by one. If un-installing them does not work....go into safe mode and try removing them. If that does not work, I would use system restore to go back to when your computer was working. Good luck.

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Hi all. I hope I can get some advice on this...

First off, I am a long time computer user and understand WinXP fairly well, just to give you an idea of my ability to understand your advice.

Starting about a week ago, my computer has completely changed its behavior. The OS is quite sluggish, and most programs are especially slow in loading up. I monitor what's happening in the task manager, and I don't see any heavy CPU activities. What I do notice is that most programs are only loading up at about 2MB / sec. Something else new that I'm seeing is that services.exe is often taking about 5% CPU, where normally I never see it taking anything. In the first 3 minutes of runtime, it will take 100% and freeze the system for a few seconds.

I really haven't done anything new that I can think of. I did update to the latest NVidia video drivers, but as part of my diagnostic process, I uninstalled the driver and installed the old driver. No change.

Here's a list of what I've done to try and diagnose the problem, with no positive results:

- Scandisk
- Defrag
- Registry clean
- AVAST! virus scan
- AdAware scan
- Examined SMART info on my HDD (WD SATA single drive)
- Ran Prime95 overnight to check for memory issues
- Ran Sandra benchmarks / tip wizard to check performance issues
- Consistently monitor CPU usage using Speedfan and Task Manager
- Tried disabling HDD write cache and index service
- Nothing showing an issue in the device manager
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A:Win XP suddenly very sluggish in loading programs

Please click here to download and install version 2.0.2 of the HijackThis Installer. ​
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything​

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I tried to load up Inworldz Beta Wednesday and it would not load up. It has been working fine the days before. Windows 7 tried to look for a solution, but didn't find one.

So, I uninstalled Inworldz Beta and tried reinstalling it. Problem persisted, still wouldn't load up. I tried downloading an alternative viewer - Imprudence. But, after installation, it refuse to load up also. So, then I thought to try my Second Life Viewer and it wouldn't load up either.

All of these programs are similar, but I don't know what could be effecting all of them and causing them not to load up. The only changing to my computer since Tuesday, that I can see, has been windows automatic updates.

This morning (Friday, 4/4) when I booted up my computer Windows 7 didn't want to load up. I had to try a couple of times before it loaded up. I have to assume this issue is some how related to the other.

I tried system restore several times, but each time it fails and gives me this error message: 0xc0000022.

In addition to system restore, I have also tried sfc/scannow , and chkdsk. Didn't seem to find anything. I have also ran avast antivirus and malwarebites.

Anyone have any idea what could be going on here, or what I can do about this? I am clueless. My best guess is that the latest Windows updates did something to cause these issues.

A:What could suddenly cause these 3 similar programs from loading?

Whilst you haven't described having a BSOD, this will still be able to generate the files needed to see if we can isolate the problem.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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Hi there,
Usually I find exactly what I am looking for, so no need to post, but not today.

I am on a jobsite consisting of the following:
1 x XPPro "application server", with an "M" drive (virtual) housing Payroll Software and Accounting Software. (Paymate and Munisoft, respectively)
4 x XPPro workstations
All systems have SP2, save one workstation which has SP3.

The client tells me that about two weeks ago the programs mentioned above started to take many minutes (up to five) to load on the client machines.

Here at the jobsite, I have scanned for viruses using Spyhunter, then reactivated Norton, finding no threats.

Have attempted to start the programs with Norton disabled, same result.

The programs load just fine and speedy quick on the server itself.

What could be causing the lag? I'm stumped!

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I have never experienced such problem, but my computer started loading windows xp and anyprograms under it very slowly. This happened after the pc crashed and i restarted it. Under safe mode however the choppy loading disappears. Can anyone give me a hint of where the problem might be coming from?? I thought it might be something to do with the memory as i noticed it was loading fairly slow but the memtest86 came up with nothing.


My configuration is:
AMD XP1600+
512MB Ram
80GB 7200rpm HDD
30GB 5200rpm HDD
Gigabyte Motherboard

A:Windows XP suddenly started loading choppy itself and other programs...

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Double click my computer and right click on your hard drive then select properties then tools then under error checking click on check now and tick the box that says automatically fix file system errors then click start.

You will be presented with a message click yes then restart your computer.

Once the disk check has finished your computer will reboot.

Now get rid of any temp files including internet cookies and temp files then run a defrag.

See if that improves things, if not please post back.

Regards Howard

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I recently built a new computer, and used an old OEM disc I got a few years ago from a school promotion.
So I reinstalled Windows 7 on this new computer, no problems, installs regularly, and I start to install my new programs. Well some of them work fine and some don't, and what I've learned from testing is that 64-bit programs DO NOT start. They will install and they will install fine, but if I launch them, they crash before starting up completely. I am almost entirely sure that this is a software issue. For example, when I installed Teamspeak 64bit, it would not start, but 32bit Teamspeak works fine.
I have attached an image of the kind of error report that most of the programs give me when I try to start them. Important is the Exception Code: c000001d
Also, I run an Intel i7 4790k at 4.00GHz, 16GB 1866MHz RAM, and a Nvidia GTX 980 Ti.

A:64-bit Processor, 64-bit W7 Home Premium, 64-bit programs crash at startup

I would check two things. 1: Make sure you are running 64 bit windows. 2: If you are, make sure your Motherboard allows 64bit.
Additionally, make sure you have at least 4 gigs of RAM, if you are on 7, or 8.

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Ok, I woke up this morning got on my computer and after it played the startup music and the desktop appeared and it showed the mouse pointer bar up as in it was loading. None of the programs in the toolbar showed up and the clock was not moving. I let it sit for like about 10-15 maybe 20 minutes and nothing changed. A couple times I tried Quicktime showed up but nothing else. I press Ctrl Alt Delete and when I move the box it duplicates it like multiple times. So this has been making me angry. It might be becasue of a program I donwloaded last night called "1965" an N64 Emulator. So I have no idea what's wrong with it please help me!

If you have any more questions to what else is going on with it please just ask in here.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I am not able to click on anything. When I bring the mouse pointer to the Toolbar and start it shows it Loading. But when it's on the regular desktop it's not showing any sign of loading but still doesn't click.

A:Programs Not Loading At Startup! >_<

Reboot into Safe Mode (restart while tapping F8 repeatedly) and uninstall the offending program. You can also attempt to do a System Restore.

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tons of programs load when i restart my computer is there a folder or something so i can choose which ones i want to start up?

A:programs loading on startup


Programs loading during startup and running in the background can be found in 2 locations in Windows XP:

The MSCONFIG startup tab

The SERVICES folder

You can most likely uncheck most of the programs in the MSCONFIG startup tab, and you can change the setting from "Automatic" to "Manual" in many of the programs in the SERVICES window.

A combination of both will greatly reduce the startup load and make your computer run better and faster.

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I've got a few program which loaded at startup (like AVG Antivirus control center, a keyboard manager and creative audio card volume panel) but since a few days they don't load anymore and I have to start them manually, which is boring. Or if I add a shortcut in Start Menu/Startup, instead of loading in system tray they load on desktop. What is strange is I didn't change anything in the registry and the startup keys are still there (i've checked in Spybot Search & Destroy). The only thing I've done lately is changing my old CD/DVD burner with a new one and I think it's since I've done so that this problem occured.

I've got Windows XP Home Edition with SP2

Thanks for your help.

A:Programs not loading at startup

Check in services to see what the state they are set for. If Disabled set them for start up

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I have several programs such as AVG, DFX, IDM, APC PowerChute and smile webshots which set to automatically start when i boot Windows 7. But sometimes it doesn't load and I have to manually open each one. I went into msconfig and it shows all these programs are in startup. What could be the problem? And i just have a look at services.msc and all the programs set to automatic start.

A:StartUp Programs not loading often

Welcome to the forums 7Human, can you post a ss of the startup tab of msconfig.

Upload SS

I'm guessing that it is not the program that is set for startup but some of it's services.

Try this

Load programs at startup


Got it now…..

The problem is the APC software has a bunch of .exe’s with the main 3 being a systray Icon called display.exe – that one has a shortcut in the Startup folder, then there’s one for the systray called apcsystray.exe, and then we have the actual PowerChute.exe, so......

Anyway what I did was create a task run program using the "apcsystray.exe" and removed the "display.exe" from the Startup folder under All Programs and now all is good.


thread #8 by sygnus21

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I have been having problems with some programs not loading at startup and posted a thread in the windows xp help section and Mike2020learnin has been helping me try to sort this problem out and we have got to the stage where we did a malware/spyware search as per the 5 steps instructions

Below is a shortcut to that thread so as you can see where we have gone and also I have included all logs on this thread as well (they are also on my original thread)



Step 1-remove programs

None detected

Step 2-Run Panda scan

Some detected( note I have not removed any of these,waiting for instructions from you)

Description Version Active Updated
AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall 8.0 Yes Yes
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
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i installed adobe 8 and easy media creator 9 .the 1st one dont let me click the accept button in license user agreement. the 2nd dont show the home page with all the functions.so I CANT WORK WITH ANY OF THEM!!HELP MEi think its because i still cant get the activex controls/plug-ins working. the site requiring them just show a blank page!!!HELP


Did you install them with Administrator rights?

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First of all I have forgotten when this problem start exactly, so I have no clue as to what I might have been doing before it first occurred. Anyway, I have WinXP SP2, and recently Windows XP boots, goes well through to the desktop (I have only one account so the login screen is skipped), and then after sometime it hangs, while the startup programs are still loading.

To start windows, I have to first start it in safe mode(and it seems to work fine in safe mode), schedule a scandisk for next boot, and then start normally. The check happens right after boot, no problems found, pc automatically reboots and XP runs fine. The hang problem however resumes the next time I shut-down and restart my pc.

For the startup items I have avast free, spyware terminator, comodo firewall free, magicDisc, sql server and veoh downloader. I have done full scans with spyware terminator and avast AV, but they found nothing (well ST found three flash shared objects, remnants of some online games I played I guess).

Any ideas?....

A:Win XP SP2 Pro Hangs while loading startup programs

The correct term is "chkdsk" (check disk) and does it find and fix any errors ?

Use MSCONFIG to turn off all non-MS Services and all Startups and see if the problem goes away. If it does, then it's caused by something you have turned off.

I think the "Veogh" player thing might be malware. Those oddball players are usually crap.

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I have Windows XP Pro SP3. Among the Programs at Startup is Titanium Maximum Security 2011.
How can I stop it to do so.
I have tried the following:
1.- Took it off the Startup Folder
2.- It is not listed in msconfig
3.- Took it off from Win Patrol
4.- The Program itself does not offer that option
5.- I do not know what to look for in the System Registry
So now I am out of options.
If any person can help, I will be more than grateful.

A:Windows XP Pro Programs loading at Startup

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.Compliments of Broni

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How do I prevent programs from loading into memory upon startup (appearing in the system tray...lower right hand corner of screen)?

I am using XP. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for the replies.

A:Stopping Programs from Loading on Startup

Most can be disabled by going to Start>Run, typing 'msconfig' [Enter], choose the Startup tab and deselecting them. Some, however, will require you disable it from within the program (like realplayer, etc).

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Hi, recently my startup programs have not been loading properly. The process starts and stays running and they come up for a few seconds but then disappear. The only way to get them back again is to stop the process then load the program again. I have also found ScanningProcess.exe running on my pc and I just looked it up to be a trojan. Whether it's related to this problem or not I don't know.

If anybody knows why my programs are practically closing themselves then I'll be grateful and amazed because I have no idea why.

If you need any other info just ask.

Edit: it seems that scanningprocess.exe can also be related to the new version of ZoneAlarm which I got recently. But surely that wouldn't cause this problem

A:Startup programs not loading properly

Have you at least run a virus scan, etc., to see if you truly have a trojan?

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I noticed today that a new folder called 'Programs' suddenly appeared in my All Programs List. I try to click on it, but nothing drops down. So I do a little digging and come to find out that it is the folder that houses some of the links to programs. The file is located at C:\Users\Kyle\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. How do I get it off? I suppose it really isn't a big deal. I just like things a certain way. Thanks.

A:Solved: 'Programs' Folder Suddenly Appears in All Programs List

nevermind, it went away on its own.

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Hello from Thailand.

I'm using Win XP Pro with SP3 and IE 8.0 (fully updated). I have 2.0 GB of RAM installed.

My problem is, after system booted and all startup programs loaded, the PC became very sluggish, slow and non-responsive. It takes another 15-20 min till everything is settled and I can operate my computer (open programs, surf Internet and so on).

Other than this, it looks that everything is OK.
Needless to mention that I think that the system is virus free. To keep it clean, I use NOD32 v.4 Antivirus, Comodo Firewall, Ad-Aware with Ad-Watch Live! v. 8.1, Spybot S&D, and several other antispyware programs. I also frequently use CCleaner and registry cleaners, as well as Diskeeper 2008.

Thank you for your help in solving my problem.

A:PC almost halts after booting & loading startup programs

when the pc is sluggish, are you able to look in Task Manager to see which processes are active?

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I don't really know how much is wrong. A few day's ago I started getting internet explorer windows starting up on thier own. I think that AVG reported a virus, I didn't note what it was, and figured it was fixed. But then parts of AVG were disabled and I couldn't reenable them. I removed AVG and tried to install McAfee, on it's initial install it was doing a scan, but never finished... I got a message, I think from windows, something about finding a problem and that I needed to reboot. I'm not sure McAfee ever finished installing, but the was an entry in the installed programs so I unisnstalled it and tried to reinstall AVG, but got an error during that. I then tried Malwarebyte's, but when I ran the scan, it shutdown. I tried to run it again, but the .exe couldn't be found. I tried to reinstall, and got the same response... I ran it once and it shut down then couldn't find the .exe file. I then noticed, as I was trying to remove it's folder from the program files that I couldn't delete it. I couldn't delete the AVG or McAfee folders either. I also get an error everytime I close an Internet Explorer window or tab, "Internet explorer has stopped working". I then get a notification about a "Data Execution Prevention".

Let me know what else I can provide.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Joe at 15:20:53.31 on Sun 09/13/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3034.1832 [GMT -5:00]

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A:Programs in User folder loading on startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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 and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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.Foll... Read more

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I recently built a computer which at first was running great. Startup was quick.
I brought it to the customer to migrate the old drive data and reinstall the programs.
Everything was going good until a failed install of a USB scanner OR a digital camera hooked up to the serial port (I had to remove a corrupt reg entry for a USB driver). The computer wouldn't boot.
After a bit of fiddling I got it to start up but now the programs that load at startup are very slow. Originally this machine would be up and usable within 25 seconds. Now it's over a minute. The welcome screen comes on in about 20 seconds then it takes over 40 seconds to see the AVG, Speaker, and Sygate tray icons.
There are only five programs loading at startup. AVG, keyboard software, sound manager, sygate, and office. I can turn them all off and the computer still does not become usable within 50 seconds.

Any ideas what is eating up the startup time? Spyware and virus checks come back clean. HJT log is clean. System logs show nothing out of the ordinary. And as you can see there isn't much at startup. I had it stripped to minimum services and it does the same thing. Could something more have gotten corrupt during the failed scanner/camera install?

P4 2.8; XP home; 256MB PC3200; MSI 661FM-L mobo; onboard ethernet, audio, and video.

A:Solved: Startup programs loading slow

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I cannot install several programs on my lenovo desktop PC. After I click on the exe file, the program looks like it will install, but it just fizzles out.
One such program is Freemake Video Converter. There are some others. I have run scans cleaning the PC from head to foot with no results.

Thank you so much for your help.

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I would appreciate some assist with a peculiar problem I have with my laptop.
It's a Dell XPSM1530 with Vista Home Premium and XP (dualboot).
My issue with it is twofold.
First is I cannot install or uninstall any program without it requesting an Administrator password. The user account is supposed to be an Administrator but I can't seem to do any install or unistall. I get a message saying I haven't the rights to do it. How and what can I do to rectify this please? Created an Administrator account separately and the same thing is happening. No install/uninstall is possible at all!
The second issue revolves around the keyboard. Every now and again th keyboard would go really crazy. I would not be able to use it at all, sometimes for a couple of days. It's a brand new machine and I have had Dell's engneers replace the keyboard twice to no avail. Now I have to have an external keyboard to hand just in case this happens again. I sometimes the the On Screen Keyboard just to get around the absence of its keyboard.
Could anyone help me understand why this is happenin and if there is something that I could do to rectify it.



A:Vista Home Premium...Can't install Programs

Here are the basic steps to activate Vista’s Administrator account and assign it a password:
Logon to Vista using a standard user accountFrom the Start menu, navigate to the Command Prompt menu item in the Accessories menuRight-click on the Command Prompt menu item and select Run as AdministratorClick the Continue button on the User Account Control dialog boxAt the command prompt, enter net user administrator [password], and hit EnterAt the command prompt, enter net user administrator activate:yes, and hit EnterAt the command prompt, enter exit and hit Enter to close the command windowLog off and logon as Administrator using the password you selectedNB. You don't enter the [ and ] in password
This procedure activates a user account named Administrator and assigns it Full Control security privileges. The user name “Administrator” is reserved, so you cannot create a user account with this name even if you haven’t activated the built-in Administrator account. Depending on the local password policy of the computer, you might be required to enter a password of a minimum length or complexity, and not be allowed to use a blank password.
I can give you no advice regarding the mouse.

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I've been experiencing new BSOD since my new installation of Windows 7 after replacing a counterfeit copy with a legit from Microsoft. (I previously posted in the forums) I thought a real copy and fresh install would solve the problems and It has not.

I'm having new BSOD and I have attached the requested ZIP file. I left the pc on all day with no issues and Now when I load World of Warcraft/Overwatch I've had issues since. Even loading Teamspeak and Chrome it used to BSOD also.

I would love help before the 29th so I don't have to upgrade to Windows 10 Unless it absolutely necessary.

Somehow I posted this thread twice. I apologize. I think refreshing my page was a bad idea. Marked it solved to prevent double postings.

A:BSOD after startup and loading my programs (Did a system restore)

I've been experiencing new BSOD since my new installation of Windows 7 after replacing a counterfeit copy with a legit from Microsoft. (I previously posted in the forums) I thought a real copy and fresh install would solve the problems and It has not.

I'm having new BSOD and I have attached the requested ZIP file. I left the pc on all day with no issues and Now when I load World of Warcraft/Overwatch I've had issues since. Even loading Teamspeak and Chrome it used to BSOD also.

I would love help before the 29th so I don't have to upgrade to Windows 10 Unless it absolutely necessary.

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windows vista home premium x64

It just started when I suddenly could not open windows media player and internet explorer- I thought nothing of it since I dont really use those programs- until I opened adobe flash and attempted to save a project- I clicked save as then the window just popped up and closed by itself (all in a matter of a fraction of a second). I tried it in some of my other programs (zbrush) same thing happened.

Its very hard to troubleshoot since it doesn't happen to adobe photoshop or maya (I can still save). I tried sfc and chkdsk and they dont detect any apparent errors. No one else seems to have any idea what it is. They keep telling me to reinstall windows vista but I just cant afford something that drastic when theres a deadline looming. Any help would be much appreciated.

I dont know if these could be related to the problem:

utorrent- (I right click to open containing folder and it says Class not registered a few seconds later the folder opens anyway)

Yahoo messnger - (I click on a link in the news section pop-up it shows up a "catastrophic failure")

Firefox- I rightclick on an image and select save as- nothing happens.
same thing with facebook uploading photos I click browse and nothing happens

ANY help or insight would be appreciated. i will give you my first born.

A:Programs cant save files- help (vista home premium x64)

First make a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes
if all are negative
try to reset exe and lnk associations
Default File Type Associations - Restore
If that does not work try to go back to good times with a system restore
System Restore - How to

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Hi, I want to know if there's a way to force Windows (7, Starter) to wait until all the startup programs are running before the user can log in.
Thank you!

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My computer is very slow and I don't know why. I've run AVG and Ad-aware SE and they both come up blank. Could you please help me? Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:37:17 PM, on 3/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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Hello good intelligent people.I am a newbee in this forum and i have not been using Vista for a long time but hey it is giving me some headache and i really dont know where to turn to so i decided to come here for help.

Everytime i switch on my PC, it loads perfectly well but afterwards there are some pop ups windows which says:
1. Could not load or run 'c:\users\myName\Local' specified in the registry.Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.when i click on ok, another pop up comes saying.
2. Could not load or run 'setting\application' specified in the registry.Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.when i click on ok, another pop up comes saying
3.Could not load or run 'Data\asdlfj3\service.exe' specified in the registry.Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.when i click on ok, another pop up comes saying
4.Windows Defender window pops up saying: application failed to initialize:0x80070006.The handle is invalid
Even if you go to the Accesssories then System Information you get:
Windows cannot find C:\windows\system32\msinfo32.exe.Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again.

The same thing happens when you go to Accessories, then command promt you get windows cannot find c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe.

Please could someone help me on what to do because i have tried to eliminate this problems but they keep coming up.
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A:Vista not loading some programs!

Try to boot to safe mode. If you can using system restore, go back to before the problems.

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Well, like the title says above, my Vista suddenly won't open or run any installation software.

This problem happened around October 9th. I went to Chicago for a few days, and while staying there, I received a phone call from my younger sister who told me that my father was messing with my computer.

My Vista was running totally fine before I left, no problems whatsoever. When I came home, I logged on my computer, like I normally would, but when I got to my desktop, it looked exactly like it just came out of the box. All my desktop icons were gone, background to the default, and the majority of my programs were missing.
A notice popped up saying that C++ crashed or something (I wish I got a screenshot of the other notices that popped up along with that one).

I had no idea what my dad did to my computer but I was pissed off. Soon, I did a system restore, the day before I left for Chicago.

Everything was back to normal but Vista would no longer allow me to open up and run installation programs. I've tried looking for other installation programs (I think it was called Installation Wizard or something, I'm not really sure).

Just recently I downloaded Windows Installer.
The only that actually installed was the Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x64.msu file. (I'm not really that computer smart >_>) It installed, told me to reboot my computer, and so I did. I still wasn't able to run installation progr... Read more

A:Vista suddenly stopped running installation programs

I think tou need this one: x86 Platform: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu

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I'm new to this forum, and joined because I got a problem that really sucks;
I was watching a movie one night, then when I'm going to bed I hit the sleep button on both my computers.
The day after I go away from home for some days, then I got back today. I pressed the Enter button on both computers, they start up without any problems.

But when I login to the one I use most of the time, I notice that Firefox wont work, there is no error, actually, it starts but nothing happens, its just blank, it says "Done" in the bottom left corner, but it is nothing in the Firefox window.

And when I close FF I get a error;

"Firefox has stopped working
1.Check online for a solution and close the program
2.Close the program"

If I chose the 1st option I get this message "The exception enknown software exception (0xc0000005) occurred in the application at location 0x02ff8cf0.

Click on OK to terminate the program."

Then I tried IE (32x), same thing there, so I try IE 64x, it worked.
Also I tried to restart my switch, ping some webpages, release / renew IP.
There was no difference. I also tried System Restore, but I could only restore to about 15 minutes back in time, wich was when I turned on my comuter today. And it didnt help.
Then I tried to start some games to see if it worked, first Peggle Deluxe, that worked fine. Then WoW, that did not work fine at all. The first thing that is wrong is that when I start WoW the launcher says "Cann... Read more

A:All my 32x programs suddenly stops working, I have vista business 64x.

Have you checked if any updates that could've conflicted with this problem, were installed, prior to sleeping them?

Or, did you install any program that changes the registry, prior to sleeping them?

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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy.  Please help

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This is the XP operating system on my backup hard drive since the first hard drive I had XP and linux on it, i tried to remove linux but unfortunately did not restore the boot loader settings so I am unable to boot using the first hard drive but it has my work on it so now Im using my second hard drive.and I can still access my files.

So, I have updated everything but everything seems to be going well. I installed spybot and nothing shows up in the scan.

Sometime into it, my startup became much more slower than usual so I tried to use bootvis to optimise my startup performance but I think this made it worse.After I ran bootvis, it made load times longer and I cant find out where I can reverse these changes.

The problem is that whenever my computer loads up into the main desktop, it takes about 5 minutes to load and the hard drive makes a constant low sound which I think it is doing something like scanning through the drive to find something. Basically, it loads the icons for the LAN and the wireless internet. The others like DU meter and eset take about 5 minutes to appear.

Once this is loaded, whenever I try to load my computer or check services.msc, the CPU usage increases by 50% for each. I.e. when I double click on my computer CPU usage increases by 50% when is I try to check out services.msc, it increases by 50% as well for the mmc.exe service. I also hear that low sound coming from my hard drive as if its busy, its not the sound it makes when defragmenting but... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP SP3 slow with High CPU usage at startup, loading new programs...

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I have a weird error problem. when I download say a driver, windows wont run it, but if I download it through my laptop, put onto a USB pen transfer to my vista machine it works fine.

I have downloade the updates from MS so say cure this

That dont cure anything.

The Four main errors I am getting are....

(1) if its a zip / rar file...... the file is currupt cant extract (but does if i download via laptop)

(2) (program file) has stoped, windows is finding a solution to this problem (but dont)

(3) an internal exception occoured (address 0x557e91) please contact support @ oreans.com.

I looked at that web address, they design security programs for windows, and I have never used them.

(4) Windows updates dont always download, I have to keep pressing try again, and i get a bit more each time til they download.

But 2 wont download, office 2007 service pack1 and the new nerframework download.

HELP, my first post so sorry for the rambling

Running Vista 64 Ultimate, AMD x2 6400 Asus m2n sli delux MB 8GB crucial memory

Hope someone can help,


A:Vista 64 Ultimate not loading programs

Originally Posted by madbrit

(3) an internal exception occoured (address 0x557e91) please contact support @ oreans.com.

I looked at that web address, they design security programs for windows, and I have never used them.

Neverheardofthem, but unfortunately many "security program" vendors live on the very edges of legality. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish whether their software is the protector or the malware which has hijacked your machine, demanding payment in return for continued "protection".

Given you don't think you've ever purposefully installed their stuff, I'd be very suspicious of whether the machine has been infected with something.

Have you done some thorough virus scanning lately?

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I have a laptop which has been working well with Vista 64bit home edition for just over a year now. This morning, it was acting wonky like it normally does if I go too long between reboots, so I rebooted it. Once it booted, I can log in fine, open up most apps fine, but anything that requires admin rights does not work. I noticed the problem because Onecare wasn't running (I know, I need to replace it). I tried starting it by hand, but got a message that it couldn't be started and to reboot. I thought I'd go try to manually start the service through the control panel. When open the control panel, go to the administrator tools, and launch "event viewer", instead of getting the prompt to run event viewer as administrator, it just sits and thinks, and control panel is essentially frozen, though everything else works.
I have gone around to all of the things I can think of, and the problem seems consistent - if the app requires elevating to administrator rights, it won't work.
I have tried:

dos prompt run as administratortask manager -> show processes from all usersEverything in control panel -> administrator toolsadd/remove programsmsconfig
The problem is consistent and reproducible across many reboots. The problem does not happen in safe mode.
I did download a piece of open source code to make a bootable image on a usb stick for an unrelated problem on a different computer a few days ago, but that is the only thing memorable that has ... Read more

A:Vista suddenly unable to run any programs that require administrator rights

Try running malwarebytes.

Then if it works with clean boot we can determine the problem.


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I just noticed on my fairly new HP laptop that Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit with SP1 is showing double listings for most of the installed programs in Programs and Features (ie the Add or Remove Programs in XP).

What is wrong, what is the cause, how can I fix it?

Thank you!

A:Vista Home Premium 64 SP1-Programs & Features show double entries

Hello, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Not sure what may have caused this for you, but you can manually remove the duplicate uninstall entires.

Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

Hope this helps,

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Started the puter this am. Multiple error windows (sample below) stating "Bad Image".

Ran NAV, AVG anti-spyware, Spybot, Win One Care: All Negative.

Am I relegated to a re-install??

A:Vista Startup Programs

The first one - updreg.exe - is likely an issue with a Creative product on your system.
The second two are likely to be problems with your video drivers
and the last one is most likely due to the software/driver for a Razer mouse

Since it happened when you booted Windows up, it's likely that they're being launched in your Startups
To check these in Vista - go to Control Panel (Classic View) and open up Windows Defender. Then click on Software Explorer. In the default Window that opens you'll be able to see what's starting when your computer starts.

For the first error, I'd think that the easiest thing would be to disable the Creative startup software that's associated with updreg.exe. That'll stop it from running and that will stop the error message from appearing. This may have been caused by installing an application that's not compatible with Vista.

For the second 2 errors, I'd suggest downloading the latest updated video drivers for your OS from the nVidia website. Then try uninstalling any nVidia software in your Control Panel...Programs and Features applet. Then go to Device Manager and uninstall your Display Adapter (Go to Start and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Reboot and dismiss any "Found New Hardware" messages that you may get. Once your Desktop is back, double click on the nVidia driver that you downloaded and follow the prompts to install it.

For the last error, I'd suggest getting new software from t... Read more

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well i really want to know what i need and don't need on startup for my vista laptop, because it has memory 3GB so it should load up v quickly on startup but its incredibly slow!! lol i really want to know how to sort that out...because it was that slow from the day i bought it...anything i can do or should i get it checked out by a computer shop like pc world where i got mine from?? thanx loads...i hope!! lol


A:windows vista startup programs

Usually the first thing to run on a new computer is PC Decrapifierhttp://www.pcdecrapifier.com/You can also check out Black Viper's site but I must warn you to be cautioushttp://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htmI would recommend the "SAFE" settings

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Hello,EDIT: Some programs seem to open, such as Mozilla Firefox or opening pictures. Accessing any system utilities seems to cause the system to hang though. Device Manager, WLAN Utility, Program Installation.I am having trouble diagnosing the following problem and am hoping for some guidance. Upon booting into Windows Vista, everything seems to start normally and the desktop is displayed. I am able to navigate the start menu, close out programs from the system tray, and browse through the file system with explorer. However, if I attempt to run any program, the program will hang in an infinite load in which you cannot close out, such as attempting to connect to a network with the WLAN utility or attempted to access the Device Manager. Everything runs smoothly when booted into safe mode. Performing a 'clean boot' by disabling start up items and non-system services does not help. I've run the online Trend Micro virus scan as well as Malware Bytes, neither of which turned up anything. The owner does not seem to have any idea of a particular event that started the problem. System specs follow:HP Pavilion dv2700 NotebookWindows Vista 64-bitAMD Turion 64 X2Wistron 30D6 81 .53 MotherboardAtheros WiFi AdapterHijackThis and DDS logs are included below:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 8:55:08 PM, on 7/14/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: Safe modeRunning processes:C:\Users ... Read more

A:Vista All Programs Hang on Startup

Hello athkahdenWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Are you still in need of assistance?If so please post a new DDS.txt.Also let me know of your current issues if they are different or the same.

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I every time I restart, I get the "windows has blocked up start up programs" I have read enough to think perhaps I have a regedit problem, but I am hesitant to "muck" around in there on my own. Would this problem prevent me from sending out emails out of windows live? I can receive, but not send

A:blocked startup programs on vista

See here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fix-for-...programs-error/

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In Vista, I can't see how I add startup programs to the list.
Can anyone give me any pointers?

A:How Do I Add Startup Programs To The List In Vista?

Hi, do you mean adding something to the startup folder? or to someones profile so they get a desktop icon ect.

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Hello all,

I've recently re-installed Windows vista home premium on my Toshiba Equium A110-276 laptop.

For some reason, it keeps blocking my ALPS touchpad driver on startup and I have to keep going into programs and start it manually.

I've got the latest driver, I've run it as an administrator and it's enabled in MSConfig.

I'm stumped now, please can anyone help?


A:Vista blocking startup programs

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My computer is runnnig slow and takes forever to start (boot).
I think it because I have a lot of unecessary (?) programs that run at startup.
How do I:
1) determine what I really need to run at startup
2) remove those programs that I don't really need

New to VISTA...

A:How to Remove Startup Programs in VISTA

Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.

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Just recently, when I start my computer up regularly (in normal mode), it would run for a short time then everything would get hung up and stop responding. (Particularly with Microsoft Word 2010 and Firefox, but everything gets caught up when I try using it too after trying other programs). Also when I try to do ctrl +alt+delete, my screen goes black for a minute or so, then eventually a box pops up saying something along the lines that Security Option failed.

I tried a few things in an attempt to try and fix my computer already.
First, I downloaded and tried using a program called Reimage to "fix" my computer and delete unnecessary files thinking that there was just a lot of stuff getting in the way and slowing down my computer. Though I did notice a speed improvement after running its repair, after using programs for about 5-10 minutes, the same problem occurred. (I don't know if this was a scam, but I uninstalled it after using SUPERAntiSypware at its suggestion when I scanned it--as I mention below a bit farther down).

Second, I saw online somewhere that sometimes things can be unresponsive or take a long time to respond due to fragmentation. Since I've never defragmented my computer before (or at least since 2009) I tried this option next. It took almost 24 hours to complete the process and when it finally did, it said that it still suggested for it to be done again....but I did not run it again.

Next, I tried searching online again (and found t... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, 32 bit
Processor: VIA Esther processor 1500MHz, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 957 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA Chrome9 HC IGP Family WDDM, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 66316 MB, Free - 38207 MB;
Motherboard: iDOT Systems,Inc, PC3500G
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

This is a friend's computer..there were a ton of apps running upon start up. I went to Windows Defender, Category: Startup Programs, clicked on one of them and on the right hand bottom of the display are the tabs for "Remove" Disable" "Enable", these options are all greyed out i.e. I can not click on them....I clicked on all of them individually and to no avail.
His system is extremely extremely slow and I am merely trying to clean up some of the junk running in the background to free up the CPU and Ram space then I want to defrag the hard drive. Any suggestions? Thanks, Rodney.

A:Vista Window Defender Startup Programs

have a readhere


How to use MSCONFIG
Windows has a special utility called the "Microsoft System Configuration Utility" or "MSCONFIG."

MSCONFIG can be used to see the startup programs in use and by reducing unwanted programs will help your computer boot and run faster.

It will help you to troubleshoot problems with your computer

use http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ database to look up each startup and review its purpose before deciding to remove

Goto this link for how to use MSCONFIG for all windows version to optimise the startup programs
Do NOT use any of the clean up or registery cleaners advertised on the site

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Hi. a while ago I used msconfig to remove some programs that automatically on startup but now I have noticed that close to all of my services and startup programs have stopped loading on startup even though they are all checked in the msconfig window. I have tried rebooting in diagnostic startup but I haven't been able to fix it. I used the admin tools to set some services to run automatically but it doesn't help Steam, Norton, and my other programs to run and many services revert to manual startup. I also cannot run any programs, the only ones that seem to work are norton scan and firefox. Wizards and the system restore tool won't open, I don't know what to do

A:Startup programs not running, programs not opening

Try and use Start up CPL to add the files back to start up

To use start-up CPL

Click Start
>Control panel
>>Double click on 'Start up'

When that is open go through the tabs and add the programs you want to load on start up

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I don't really know what happened or how to fix things, so I would really appreciate your help!

I downloaded a .exe file that I 75% trust with uTorrent while I was away from the computer. Upon returning, I saw a message that Panda antivirus security had blocked some form of traffic, but I can't recall the exact message.

When I tried to open the finished .exe torrent, the computer slowed down and uTorrent wasn't responding so I pressed ctrl+alt+delete to open the menu for the task manager.

When the blue task manager screen did not come up, I can't remember if I tried to open the .exe file again or if I opened Firefox via the quicklaunch shortcut on the bottom left taskbar.

At this point, I believe Mozilla firefox would not open, and an error messege came up saying "firefox is an invalid torrent file." All three program icons in the quicklaunch section had the uTorrent icon. I tried one of them, Yahoo IM, and received the same error.

Since I thought yahoo and firefox were trying to open via uTorrent, I changed firefox's opener program back to firefox by right clicking and selecting "open with."

After this, firefox would open properly, but now every program that had uTorrent's icon then had firefox's icon. Clicking yahoo IM's quicklaunch button caused yahoo IM to try to use firefox as the opener.

I have NO IDEA what is going on and this has never happened before. I have uninstalled the IM and tried to reinstall, but the .exe file provided... Read more

A:Vista default programs/opening programs/major fail problem

Hi and welcome to TSF we cannot help with torrent issues as it is against forum rules I suggest you remove utorrent as it is a easy way to become infected

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I cannot find the startup list of programs on one of the laptop computers having Windows Vista.  I thought I could poke through control panel and make a way to finding the list of startup programs, but I cannot.  I began to look in the Tutorials tab on the bleeping computer site, but not seeing on first couple of those pages, and search not giving any better, I ask here.  How do I find the startup programs list so I can try to disable one of the programs on a particular computer from startup up automatically when Windows starts?

A:how find list of startup programs for Windows Vista

Here you go: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/autoruns/

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