My programs won't open...

By ryan01
Jan 1, 2006
  1. Just recently, many of my programs give errors or "fail to initialize" when I try to open them and use them...Some programs still open just fine, like Notepad, but this is ridiculous because I noticed this after I had been using my computer for awhile, and sure enough the more programs I tried to open, the more seemed to give errors or close on their own just after being opened... :confused: I have since restarted my computer, and it booted up ok, but still my programs are giving me the same errors...

    Does anyone know why this is happening? and what I can do about this problem?? I would appreciate any help on this, thanks.
  2. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Posts: 22

    There is a very effective way.
    Just try to format your pc and reinstall Everything.
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Have you tried system restore ?
  4. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Yeah, That Can Be Helpful also.
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  6. ryan01

    ryan01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I already tried system restore, and that did nothing to fix the problem, unfortunately...

    some programs work (moreso anyway) when I reinstall the individual program(s)... and when I got AdAware to run its scan, it didn't find anything like a virus or trojan, or anything like that...

    Is there any hardware-related issue that might cause this kind of thing to happen? Or does this usually just happen due to an infection of some sort?
  7. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    More obvious suggestions :Scandisk ? Defrag ?
  8. ununreal

    ununreal TS Rookie

  9. mystique22

    mystique22 TS Rookie

    wow roadkiller!!.. the last thing u wanna do to your computer is reformat it and reinstall ALL.. this is a very late reply but for others, try the Trojan Remover software and CCleaner.. those are pretty tough yet free.. of course this is not hardware-related...
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