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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by AJ 1, Sep 2, 2004.

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  1. AJ 1

    AJ 1 Thread Starter

    Jul 18, 2004
    I accidentally posted this on a topic menu.

    All of a sudden, out of nowhere I have a serious problem with my computer. Several, but not all, of my programs refuse to open. When I try to open certain programs, they try to start, then nothing happens. Or they flash onto the screen for a split second, then disappear. I'm not exactly sure where this problem came from, because I have used my computer minimally throughout the last couple weeks, and I haven't added anything to it. I looked at a HiJackThis log, and nothing there seemed to be out of place. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was going to go in and restore from a system restore point, since I haven't done anything with the computer lately, this wouldn't be a big problem, unfortunately, when I go to Help and Support on the Start Menu, this is one of the programs that doesn't even bother to appear. Even when I go to Start / Run / ipconfig nothing happens, the dos screen appears for a split second, then goes away. I'm running Windows XP Pro.


  2. Chicon


    Jul 29, 2004
    Hi AJ 1,

    I guess you checked your system : virus scan, malware scan, ...
    Did you notice the same trouble when you are logged in safemode ?
    If you have no trouble in safemode, it's possible a device which is not mounted is the cause (in this case, I would check first the video card)
    Otherwise, it may be an overheating problem, a RAM stick which is dying, ...
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