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Programs stop working

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by KellyNiv, Jun 9, 2012.

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  1. KellyNiv

    KellyNiv Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2012
    When I start up Windows 7, I keep getting reports that GfxUI and ControlDeck stopped working. A lot of other programs stop working too when I start them, such as Internet Explorer, iTunes, Adobe Reader and some video games. I tried reinstalling several of them, but that doesn't fix the problem or my computer simply can't install those programs again. Someone said I should reinstall the Nvidia drivers, but I keep getting errors when I try to do that.

    Has anyone had similar programs, or know how I can fix them?

    Edit: I ran several scanners, they came up with nothing and I haven't used any of those cleaner/... utilities (that I know of). Where can I find more info on those error messages/codes? And so far, no blue screens.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Start by scanning for infections with more than one scanner. (Malwarebytes, Kaspersky Security Scan, Superantispyware, Dr. Web CureIt, etc.) Check to make sure yours isn't disabled.

    After that, test memory and the hard drive. But start with a good malware scan.
  3. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    It sounds as though there is a hardware problem there.
    Can you give us more details of the error messages you are getting?
    If you are getting a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) which as the name suggests is a blue background with white error text on it you will need to write it down. Also it would be useful to know several of the error codes if they are different ones each time.
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Have you been using any "cleaner/optimizer/booster/tuneup/speedup" type utilities?

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