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APPLICATIONS DONT OPEN ON REBOOT


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DJ_Hellenic

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Well, when I reboot my computer, let everything load, and then try to open a program such as a game, or firefox, or basically any application (even taskmanager :) ), NOTHING OPENS!. All that shows up is the hourglass, then it goes away, and nothing opens. The only thing that works during this period is Windows Explorer.
Then, after a good 5-10 minutes, everything I tried to open up opens all at once. I have no clue what can be causing this. :tazz:

At first i thought this was malware or spyware, but I got that checked out in the Malware Forum, all taken care of courtesy of Matt.F...

If you require any information, the link to my topic in the Malware section is here:
http://www.geekstogo...ST&f=37&t=93800

Thank you in advance.

Edited by DJ_Hellenic, 01 February 2006 - 09:58 PM.

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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you will need the XP CD

System File Check will display an onscreen blue 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.


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

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

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement


This section is optional

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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I cannot recall receiving an XP disk with this computer, brand new from the store.
I will try to see if I can get one, anyway to do this without one?
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You can run sfc /scannow to see if it asks for the CD, if it does, click skip, if it asks for the CD lots, it is likely to be the problem. You need to borrow a same version as was installed CD, (if you downloaded SP2 you need an SP1 CD)

You can run chkdsk /f /r without a CD. You can run Tune Up without the CD
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