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None of my programs run!

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  1. ministoat

    ministoat Thread Starter

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    hi there, i'm a first time poster, and i'm a little nervous:) I really hope one of you guys can help me though, i have a severe problem with windows xp; apparently no programs are loading up!
    Well thats how it seems in the toolbar at least, but task manager shows all my usual progs as running. I have norton anti-virus, daemon tools, Pc boost all set to start with windows, and none of their icons appear. Also, when i try to open any program using the destop shortcuts, windows explorer crashes, and i am asked if i want to send an error report (bloody right i do, i'm gonna bombard those s***s at microsoft with them, windows shouldn't be doing this!) .

    the error report details:
    AppName: explorer.exe AppVer 6.0.2800.1106 ModName:urlmon.dll
    ModVer: 6.0.2800.1400 Offset: 0000e92b


    funny thing is that i can get my media players and net browser to run, by running a file that uses them through the task manager "New task(Run..)" option. If i pick an mp3 file, of a video file, i get winamp or videolan starting; i had an old net page saved, and that got me here!

    any help would be much appreciated! :confused:
     
  2. Firah

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    Hello, ministoat!

    If it started to happen just recently, maybe you could try a System Restore.
     
  3. ministoat

    ministoat Thread Starter

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    i cannot actually run system restore because the shortcuts in the menu don't work- literally none of the programs are running through shortcuts:(
     
  4. Firah

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    Shortcuts? Okay!

    Reboot and press F8 to get to: Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

    Type: C:\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

    Press Enter and follow instructions.
     
  5. ministoat

    ministoat Thread Starter

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    wow man, if that works i will love you 4 eva:) i got cakewalk running, and am now a bit distracted- will report back after i'm done tho, cheers!
     
  6. Firah

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    Aaah! Come-on! :)

    If that doesn't work because you don't have the restore points or whatever, then all I could advise is boot from XP CD and do a Repair Install of XP.
     
  7. rude

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    You can also try this:
    Click start/run

    Type: SFC /scannow

    Note the space between SFC and /

    keep your xp cd handy in case you're asked to chuck it into your cd rom
     
  8. ministoat

    ministoat Thread Starter

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    ..and there was me wondering why f6 wasn't running safe mode :D

    in the end i just used partition magic to install another o/s ! the run commands didn't work, and i tried to run a system restore to all the available points in safe mode, but no avail. I am, according to a friend, a god of computer shambolics, so i may be back again soon!

    thanks for your time guys!:)
     
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