PC won't open certain programs - Please HELP [Unsolved]

#1
Hello SevenForums.
I have an issue with my Windows / my PC, that I hope you can help me with.
Last night I used my PC just fine and so on.
But when I turned it on today and logged in I couldn't open my most used programs (StarCraft II, Windows Live & Firefox 5 - Dunno if there's more).
I find it extremely ordinary, and it has never happened before..

What happens is, that I click the shortcut and nothing happens. I tried editing my exefile default to something else, but this doesn't work either.
I thought to myself: Oh well, I'll just uninstall - but NO! I can't even uninstall the programs.

I certainly hope you can help me with this issue!

Best Regards,
Utaheka
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
#2
Have you tried to open them in the safe mode? Not always but if you could do a system restore that may work.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
Seems like running a virus scanner, then doing a cold boot to clear out whatever might be messed up could help.
 


kaos

Senior Member
#4
id also try and use the hidden administrator account then login in with that account and see if your programs run correctly

let me no if you want help on this
 


#5
Well, I'd like to update on my own situation (before I read yours)

I did another system restore (in the f8 repair menu), and it worked. But as soon as I don't "restart" my PC from that, it doesn't work. - I'm kind of asuming a virus.. - And yes, the programs does work in safe mode =(...
Any Virus programs you might suggest for this specific occasion?
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
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#6
Well, I'd like to update on my own situation (before I read yours)

I did another system restore (in the f8 repair menu), and it worked. But as soon as I don't "restart" my PC from that, it doesn't work. - I'm kind of asuming a virus.. - And yes, the programs does work in safe mode =(...
Any Virus programs you might suggest for this specific occasion?
I'd suggest Malwarebytes as it's a great 'hunter-killer' for viruses..

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#7
Hi :)!
I already tried Malware and it didn't find anything at all =(...
Any other suggestions? - It's weird because I've never heard of this particular "virus" before... Considering that I can still use other browsers than Firefox, play other games than StarCraft 2 etc :s..
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#8
OK, this is from left field, but I noticed it today. Do you know if you have KB979900 installed? The reason I ask is because it seems to effect just Firefox.
 


#9
Open msconfig and uncheck everything on startup tab, reboot and try again
if that works...go back into msconfig and restore things one at a time, reboot and try again, when problem resurfaces, you found problem...
For proper computer maintenance you can use Reg InoutSytem Utilities
 


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