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Programs Stopped Working as Soon as they are started

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by darkw1zard, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. darkw1zard

    darkw1zard Thread Starter

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    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Service Pack 1
    64 bit

    Problems: some programs cannot be run, stopped working as soon as it is opened
    I came to recognize my problem when McAfee pops up to check database update, but when I click "Check Now" it stopped working. After that I tried numerous times after a few restart tries.
    Even in my attempt to uninstall McAfee, the McAfee host UI has stopped working.

    Then I came to realise that its not McAfee's thing, other programs are also affected namely Yahoo Messenger, Skype.
    (Browsers are working fine)

    What I have done:

    Bad thing: I don't have any restore point that I can use.

    Some friend told me to try System File Checker & Repair Install.
    The latter I have not done because it seems more complicated & I don't have any Windows CD (This notebook came already installed with it)
    I did try System File Checker (cmd sfc /scannow as admin), but the result says:
    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    I don't think I have changed anything in recent times, except there are some windows update going on:
    (also have iTunes & iCloud thing update to the latest version)

    Recent Windows Update:

    There's one update which keeps failing to install:


    If anyone willing to attend my problem would be more than welcomed & I really appreciate that.

    :)
     

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  2. reticentAJ

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    Try booting into safe mode and see if it work fine. At booting the computer, continually press f8 (typically it is this key; sometimes it is a different f key) until a menu screen pops up. Choose safe mode and see if you are able to open these programs.
     
  3. darkw1zard

    darkw1zard Thread Starter

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    Hello, thanks for your reply.

    Unfortunately nope, in safe mode its still the same.
     
  4. reticentAJ

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    I would run a hard drive check to see if that fixes anything. Go to the start icon, then computer. Right click the drive your operating system is on and select properties. Go to the tools tab, under error-checking, select check now. Check both checkboxes, and the hit start. I'm pretty sure you will have to restart your computer to allow this check to run.
     
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