XP- programs crashing when started

By elucubration · 6 replies
Dec 4, 2009
  1. Greetings good people!

    I would appreciate some help. Here’s a brief desciption of the situation.

    I’ve noticed that some time after I’ve made a clean installation of winXP, my system becomes strangely filled with errors. Mostly these errors appear while attempting to run a program (a lot of programs start crashing on startup). If I reinstall the program- it works, but after a while the same thing happens. As if something would corrupt key files on the disk. -> programs crashing on startup.

    I’ve made several clean installations without succes.
    I’ve run memtest and DFT to test my ram and harddisk. Everthing OK.
    I’ve replaced my IDE cable.
    I believe that I have most of the required patches for my motherboard and system.
    Tested the system with AVG and avast. OK

    Any ideas? How can I find out what’s corrupting my files?

    Many thanks.
    Best regards;
  2. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Did you do a full drive test for bad sectors?
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Note if you have uninstalled AVG to then install Avast (as you cannot have two Antiviruses together normally)
    Then you also need to run the AVG Remover Tool: http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/support/avgremover_en.exe

    The strange part is why would you even scan with an Antivirus (let alone 2 of them) after a clean install :confused:

    Maybe do another clean install, following the appropriate guide ;)

    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)

    * Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files
  4. elucubration

    elucubration TS Rookie Topic Starter

    done all of the above;

    any other suggestions?
  5. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    Check System and application Logs using Event viewer in administrative tools in control panel.

    double click on the listed errors for information about appcrash etc... click link at botom of the event properties box for further information from microsoft about the events.
  6. elucubration

    elucubration TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hm, there are many error signs; how do I interpret these?

    microsoft additional info only confuses things for me...
  7. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    Double click on the red ones and read the properties, it will tell you what is causing the problems. post the most common repeated errors and we will work out what the problem is for you.

    Highlight the text in the error properties, then hold down the "Ctrl" key and hit "C": this will copy the text into the clipboard. then paste it into your post.
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