Programs won't open

By nickcobs
Feb 11, 2007
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  1. I know I sound like an ***** but I am having trouble opening programs off my desktop. Sometimes they open, sometimes it takes a minute to open, and sometimes not at all. I am attaching my hjt log. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your HJT log is clean.

    Have you defragged your system lately?

    When did your problem first appear? Have you installed any new hardware/software recently.

    Take a look at this thread HERE, it`ll show you how you can speed up your pc.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Hello, welcome to TechSpot. :wave:

    Your HJT log is clean. However, you are only running Windows XP SP1. Service Pack 2 has been released, so go to Windows Update to download Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.

    Edit: oops, Howard and I posted at the same time. Go ahead Howard, but nick, you should still download SP2.
    Regards :)

    This thread is for the use of nickcobs only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in the Security and the Web forum.
  4. nickcobs

    nickcobs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help I will follow both of the advices
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