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Amigo

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Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong forum to start off with!

Anyway, since yesterday my computers lost the plot. Whenever I open a program, whether its Messanger, Firefox, Norton, anything, I get a message up basically saying,

"(Program name) has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

After a few tries some of the programs stay open for a while, but not for long without the message box appearing again.

Anyone know whats going on with it? :whistling:
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Hey there Amigo, welcome to Geeks To Go Forums.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Try this, the problem details lead me to belive that windows system files may have been damaged when installing a new program. The solutions should work, let me know.

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Followed all your directions man, sorry to say its not stopped the messages coming up. :s
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Ok, let try this:

What programs have you installed since the problem started happening?

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Erm I installed monkey island 1.lol, cant think of anything else mate. :s
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Ok, try un-installing Monkey Island

Open the Control Panel’s Add/Remove Programs list and remove the following if present: (Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs)
Monkey Island

Let me know what happends after you have un-installed it. Also after that if it does not work. Make a new user account.

> Start
> Control Panel
> User Accounts
> Create a new account
> Type the name "test"
> Select "Computer Administrator"
> Create Account

Restart the computer and boot in using your new user profile, then let me know if the problem is still there.

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