Programs can't be launched, Recent Items empty, missing Control Panel icons

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by bhanja_trinanjan, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. bhanja_trinanjan

    bhanja_trinanjan New Member

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    Hi,

    I am not repeating the entire issue here. The subject says it all... Kindly visit

    Baffling Vista issue! Please help - Rage3D Discussion Area

    Basically, 90% of installed apps stop working all of a sudden... the screenshots in that thread illustrate the problem.

    Using OEM version of Vista Home Premium 32 bit + SP1 + all updates + latest patches for every app & driver

    System free of viruses & spyware...

    Please help!
     
  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Hi!! Just Celestra here for the moment.... What is your computer make and model number? Have you downloaded anything lately? Your info doesn't come out on my computer, it's just a white window. Have you tried a system restore point ? Without knowing more about your case, it kind of sounds like you've lost some files or something.
     
  3. bhanja_trinanjan

    bhanja_trinanjan New Member

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    Dear Celestra,

    Thanks for your help... I haven't updated anything manually.. I have got all the latest updates + SP1 via Windows Update automatically. I have the latest drivers for each and every piece of hardware and have installed requisite patches for each & every app.. Plus the apps on my system are pretty common ones... I have a single Seagate 7200.11 320GB running in AHCI NCQ on the JMicron JMB363 controller on the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 rev 3.3 bios F12 mobo.

    The specs of my system are:

    E6600
    8800GTS 320
    GA-965P-DS3 3.3 bios F12
    2GB XMS2 6400C4D Corsair dual channel kit
    Liteon PATA DVD writer on JMB363
    Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP1 + all updates

    Could you view the thread @rage3d? all details about the issue there... yet to find a solution
     
  4. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    I think you may have lost basic program files, if you can't restore, then it's gotta come from back-up. Have you done any tweaks ?
     
  5. 03hdfatboy

    03hdfatboy Banned

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    I'm also a member of rage 3d.
    Reformat the drive and do a clean install of Vista and SP1. :D
     
  6. kjanx

    kjanx Guest

    obvious, bad memory or bad install of vista with bad memory.
     
  7. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Hi!!! I can now get your post, for some reason it wasn't working earlier. I have never had to install Vista, my computer was born that way. However, if I had seen your post I would have said it was a bad install. O3hdfatboy had talked about this sort of thing a lot, I think you should listen to him. If you register with this forum you would get better responses.
     
  8. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I agree with the above posts, check your memory using one stick at a time.. Save what work you can and re-install..
     
  9. 03hdfatboy

    03hdfatboy Banned

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    What he said :eek:
     

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