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03-Jun-2008, 01:20 AM #1
Solved: Windows XP: Won't open programs
Hey everyone, I'm trying to fix a friend's computer and its got a crazy problem I've never seen before. It won't open a bunch of programs. It will open some but not others. However, almost everything I just installed will open and work fine. Here are some examples of things it will or will not open.

WILL NOT OPEN:
- MSN Messenger (The application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect)
- Real Player (Real One player has encountered a problem and needs to close)

WILL OPEN:
- Internet explorer
- Windows Media
- AdAware

Its a very odd issue and I've tried re-installing both programs. Its possible others will also not open but I have not encountered them yet.

Thanks for any help you can give!
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03-Jun-2008, 03:39 AM #2
I was having a similar problem. I downloaded #12 off of this site.http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

EXE(1nk and regfile) fix for Windows XP


Hopefully this helps.
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03-Jun-2008, 09:18 AM #3
Thanks a lot! Worked like a charm.
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03-Jun-2008, 07:41 PM #4
Glad I could help.
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