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Solved: Windows XP: Won't open programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kimmycat, Jun 3, 2008.

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  1. kimmycat

    kimmycat Thread Starter

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    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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  3. kimmycat

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    Thanks a lot! Worked like a charm.
     
  4. Matt2908

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    Glad I could help.
     
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