My computer won't open any programs.

By eexist
Feb 12, 2008
  1. When i start up Windows loads fine, the regular start-up programs open ect.
    I got an error before restarting before nothing opened, and explorer.exe would not open.
    There are a few weird process now o,0 such as 4.exe, and that goes away then 1.exe opens -.-
    Is the only solution besides reformatt?
    And also iunno why but when i go to my computer this thing comes up "Map Network Drive" and i cant get to C:\

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    As you have a few problems, it is possible that you may have malware/virus installed

    You might want to post a new thread on Security and the Web about this. And read the top pinned guides there as well.

    I would also suggest you get all your System Specs, and update your Profile
  3. eexist

    eexist TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, i cant open the little System Specs program, and the pulldown menu's don't work :p
    My computer is really messed up lol
    Damn those hackers
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524


    You know I'd normally say Repair Windows
    or even SFC / ScanNow from the command prompt.

    But because you may have issues ie Virus/Malware it may be better to backup:
    Network settings (username/passwords)
    Program licence
    And anything else you want to keep.

    And Start again (Re-Install Windows)

    The problem with Repair, on your system, is that it may stop half way through the Repair process - where you will find it difficult to recover user data

    By the way, you would need a strong Antivirus (updated) before returning your backup data.

    What do you think - Time for Re-Install ?
  5. eexist

    eexist TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i could not use the cmd prompt.
    or anything for that matter.
    i reformatted, so fresh comp and no viruses :D
    buying AV and gettin free stuff ASAP
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update

    Format fixes all software faults :D


    AVG Free HERE
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