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Unable to run certain programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Taalii, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. Taalii

    Taalii Thread Starter

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    For a few days now, I am unable to run several programs, seemingly unrelated to each other.

    Affected programs include the Mechwarrior Online beta, TEamspeak, Warhammer 40k:Space Marine, and others, none of which are related to each other. Furthermore, I no longer have access to certain folders, such as ProgramData under C://.

    The programs launch, then immediately crash with no error message.


    Operating system is windows XP, MBAM and Avast have both detected no problems on scans. This is the administrator account on the computer.
     
  2. pip22

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    Time for a re-install of Windows (or factory recovery, whichever applies to you). It will give your PC a new lease of life.
     
  3. Taalii

    Taalii Thread Starter

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    I was hoping I wouldn't hear that...but expected I would. Oh well, at leas I still have the discs. Thanks anyway.
     
  4. Taalii

    Taalii Thread Starter

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    Reinstalling windows has failed to resolve the problem. If I'm not mistake, this would leave driver problems as the most likely culprit, yes?
     
  5. Morny

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    Hi Taaliii,

    Is it possible to temporarily try one of the programs on another computer to see if it works? Also, program data? Did you mean Application Data? This is hidden by default.
     
  6. Taalii

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    Not all of the computer can run on any other machine in the house for hardware reasons, but those that can work on other computers. And I meant C:/programdata folder, which I formerly had access to.
     
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